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USL Championship Announces Return to Play for 2020 Season

By USL Championship Staff, 06/04/20, 1:28PM MDT

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The USL Championship is pleased to announce its Board of Governors voted on Thursday in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11.

TAMPA FL. (June 4, 2020) - New Mexico United is pleased to announce that the USL Championship Board of Governors voted today in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11!

While additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks, it’s important to note that the league’s return will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines. USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols and looks forward to continuing those discussions.

To USL supporters across the country, we are grateful for your support throughout this process and look forward to being back in action with you all soon.

“85 days ago our 2020 season came to an abrupt halt. In those 85 days, our state has faced unimaginable challenges. Today, I am overjoyed and overcome with emotion to say that we will be back on the field, “said majority owner & CEO of New Mexico United, Peter Trevisani.  “I think we can all see now, more than ever, the strength that is created when we come together to unite. We can't wait to channel that strength and bring a championship cup to New Mexico.”

“We are ecstatic to hear the positive news of a return to play vote by the league today, said New Mexico United Head Coach, Troy Lesesne. “Our club is eager to continue to build on the momentum we captured in 2019 with our community and are appreciative of the support our fans have displayed, in so many creative ways, during this quarantine period.”

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