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MLS finished two of its 34 rounds when the season was suspended March 12. The season won’t resume until at least June 8. Commissioner Don Garber has said many times that the league is going to try to do everything it can to play as many of its games as possible.
Orlando was the site of the 2019 MLS All-Star game. Atlanta United held part of its preseason training in 2018 in Champions Gate, near Orlando.
MLS recently allowed teams to host individual, voluntary workouts that are regimented by strict rules to try to limit social interaction. Atlanta United has held three workouts at its training ground.
Some MLS teams have yet to renew workouts because each state is handling the pandemic differently.
Florida and Georgia are two states that have lifted shelter-in-place restrictions.
According to ESPN, MLS submitted a proposal to the MLSPA calling for a 20% pay cut for players, as well as other financial restrictions. The league’s payroll is approximately $310 million. Most player contracts are structured to end Dec. 31 at the end of their term.
The league and the MLSPA have yet to ratify the collective bargaining agreement agreed to in February.