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USL Announces Cancelation of 2020 USL Academy Cup National Event

By USL Academy Communications, 03/18/20, 2:00PM EDT

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Decision made with health and safety of paramount importance

The United Soccer League announced today that the 2020 USL Academy Cup National Event, set to take place in Tampa, Florida from May 22-25, has been canceled due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19.

In consideration of recent guidance given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other local and state health authorities, the USL made the decision Wednesday to cancel the event in the best interests of all involved.

“This situation is about a lot more than soccer,” said USL Senior Director, Liam O’Connell. “While we would have loved to watch these talented USL Academy players take the field, we have to put the health and wellness of all involved first. We hope to release information on the 2020/21 USL Academy Cup in the coming months and have no doubt the next edition will be home to our best events yet.”