With all major sports put on hold, Soccer looks to be the first one heading in the direction of starting up again after suspending play since March 12.
Friday brought the announcement from MLS that players would be able to participate in individual workouts in outdoor team fields beginning on May 6. Players would still need to comply with health protocols and guidelines. Team workouts have been put on hold till May 15 so this could be the beginning of eventual team workouts and maybe the return of the season.
While players will individually get access to fields for workouts they are still prohibited from using other team facilities such as locker rooms, team gyms, and training rooms unless they are receiving rehabilitation treatment. By doing so MLS wants to be able to allow teams to give their players a controlled environment to workout.
Before allowing players to do so, teams must submit to MLS a plan on how they will ensure health protocols and guidelines will be implemented. A staff member must also be present to make sure that all safety guidelines are being followed.
They have set a date to hopefully resume the season by early June. Hopefully, this step is the first to have one of the many sports in the country to get back up and running for fans to enjoy.