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Major League Soccer will extend their hiatus through June 8th due to the COVID 19 virus that has affected nearly every football league in the world. Whether or not they will be able to play the postponed games remains to be seen but Commissioner Don Garber is looking for any and all solutions.
"From tournament formats to neutral locations," said Garber to ESPN on Monday. "Unltimately playing an abridged regular season, but doing everything to get as many games."
MLS had completed the first two weeks of the season before the stoppage happened. At this point several ideas have been floated including a Champions League style format to crown an winner of the season. Whether or not those ideas come to fruition remains to be seen.
Almost surely the league will have their eyes on the Bundesliga which is already back in training with some teams being rumored to have 11v11 scrimmages. Should they move forward with their plans, games could be played at neutral locations with no fans as soon as mid-May.