01/13/2019 -- Marietta, Georgia -- Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer watches the team as they practice at their training facility at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground, Monday, January 13, 2020. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer/alyssa.pointer@ajc.com
Photo: Alyssa Pointer/alyssa.pointer@ajc.com

Atlanta United won’t train for at least 5 more days

Atlanta United will not train as a team for the next few days in accordance with a memorandum from MLS in its attempts to limit social gathering in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The league said last week that large groups couldn’t train until at least Monday. On Sunday, it extended that ban through Friday.

The league also said in a statement that players are stay in their markets and to exercise safe social-distancing measures.

From the league: “MLS is working with public health authorities, in collaboration with the MLS clubs, the MLS Players Association, and in consultation with the other North American professional sports leagues to finalize a protocol that would permit players to access training facilities for rehab or individual training under safe conditions during the team training moratorium. 

“MLS remains in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on this continually evolving situation and will provide further updates as they become available.”

MLS last week announced it was suspending its game schedule for 30 days in wake of the pandemic.

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