MLS announced Thursday it is allowing teams to ramp up training to outdoor, voluntary small group training sessions. The moratorium on full team training remains in place through Monday at this time.
If Major League Soccer resumes its season, it surely will be without fans in the stands.
Major League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida. Atlanta United players say safety is key.
Atlanta United President Darren Eales said on a media conference call Thursday that one "key gateway" to returning to full training and matches is coronavirus test access.
Atlanta United will return to individual workouts Wednesday and and Friday, with three separate sessions each day. The MLS's league-wide moratorium on small group and full team training remains in place to at least Friday, May 15.
Major League Soccer announced Friday that as of Wednesday, May 6, players may start training on outdoor team facility fields for voluntary individual workouts, in compliance with health and safety protocols created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts.
With events cancelled for the time being, Mercedes-Benz Stadium's kitchens are being used to make food to help feed those in need around the metro Atlanta area.
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that it does not plan to resume play in mid-May, despite its original plans to do so.
MLS and FOX Sports announced Monday that a five-episode eMLS Tournament Special will kick off Sunday, April 19, on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 7 p.m. Each Sunday, MLS players and eMLS players from the same clubs will face off in single-elimination EA SPORTS FIFA 20 tournaments.
"We're facing a serious threat, but this city has conquered bigger challenges before."
While the NBA reportedly has looked into restarting its season at some point with fan-less games, Major League Soccer is not considering that option at this time.
Some Five Stripes supporters wondered if a postponed MLS season could help striker Josef Martinez return for at least some portion of the season, whenever it starts back up again.
Plenty of people around the world are keeping their distance from family members outside their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak. Still, it can be extra challenging when those relatives are an ocean away.
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced on Friday it would be donating nearly $5.4 million in funding for immediate and long-term recovery assistance to organizations in Georgia and Montana.
Major League Soccer is extending its temporary suspension of the season, the league announced Thursday.
Atlanta United star Josef Martinez has undergone surgery on his right knee, more than two weeks after he tore his ACL during the league-opening match at Nashville.
Ezequiel Barco and Emerson Hyndman scored and Atlanta beat FC Cincinnati 2-1 on Saturday night in United's first game since losing Josef Martinez to a knee injury.
Emerson Hyndman scored in the 37th minute in Atlanta United's 2-1 victory over Nashville, spoiling the expansion team's MLS debut Saturday night. Ezequiel Barco scored the first goal in the ninth minute for United.
Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez tore the ACL in his right knee during Saturday night's MLS season opening win against Nashville. The team made the announcement Sunday afternoon.
Major League Soccer embarks on its 25th season this weekend with 26 teams, including expansion clubs in Miami and Nashville, where Atlanta United will kick off the season on Saturday night on FOX 5.