The US soccer organization creates guidelines to allow players to begin light practices
The world of sports entertainment can’t seem to wait any longer to come back to action. The most popular sport in the world is making a comeback to several European countries like Germany, while the MLS is starting some modified practices on the field. It has been announced by the league that several teams are allowed to return to the field, but with some restrictions, while the situation with the coronavirus pandemic improves.
For now, the only activity programmed for the MLS is for players to have individual workouts on the field, always taking seriously the established health and safety guidelines of social distancing put in place in response to the pandemic. Each MLS team will need to deliver a written plan with clear guidelines on how it is going to implement those protocols, and the option to return to training will depend on the approval of that plan by the medical staff and local infectious disease experts. Only after the teams get an approval from the medical personnel can the plan be presented to the organization.
Teams also have to follow specifications and guidelines issued by each home state. In other words, if a state has current mobility restrictions, then the team will need to comply. “Major League Soccer today announced that as of Wednesday, May 6, players may begin to use outdoor team training fields for individual workouts, in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. All individual workouts are voluntary and may not be in conflict with local public health official or government policies,” said the league in a statement.