After the MLS-wide training moratorium was lifted June 4, clubs around the league are starting to return to full team training. The hold was first put in place March 12 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before submitting their plans, teams must see them approved by the club’s medical staff and a local infectious disease expert. A strict schedule of COVID-19 testing will also be required, and full team training is mandatory after previously being in the phase for voluntary small group training.
Here’s a club-by-club look at who’s back.
The defending U.S. Open Cup champions returned to full team training June 8 after seeing their plans approved. They had to be in compliance with local health and government policies and adhere to detailed health and safety protocols that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts.
New England Revolution
The Revs are back in full training in Foxborough, Mass., after getting the go-ahead. It’s the club’s first full season under head coach/sporting director Bruce Arena, and they unveiled a $35 million facility last December.
— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) June 8, 2020
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting announced that they’ll resume full team training June 7 at Compass Minerals National Performance Center in Kansas City, Kansas. SKC players returned for May 6 for voluntary individual workouts, and progressed into small group training sessions last week.