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MLS postponement extended until at least June 8

Add four more to the list of postponed games.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

There had been word for a couple of days now that Major League Soccer would extend their current postponement of games to early June and on Friday they made it official.

Major League Soccer has extended the moratorium on matches until at least June 8, the league said in a statement released Friday. League play has been suspended since March 12 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the league stated it is in discussions with the MLS Players Association regarding player compensation due to the significant financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the league and its clubs, as first reported by ESPN.com.

Below is the full statement by the leauge:

MLS remains focused on exploring a wide variety of formats for playing the entire 2020 season including pushing back MLS Cup into December or later. Based on the most recent government guidance, we have extended the moratorium on matches until at least June 8. Like all Leagues, we are in discussion with our players about changes to player compensation due to the financial impact on the league and our clubs from the COVID-19 Crisis. We are seeking to work collaboratively with the MLSPA to find a solution that provides a safety net for all players, opportunity to earn full salary in the scenario where all matches are played with fans, and in particular provides protection for the players at the lower end of the salary scale.

For FC Dallas, this adds four games to eight games that were already postponed. Of those four games added were the first Texas Derby of 2020 against the Houston Dynamo, road trips to Vancouver and Salt Lake City, and a home match against Sporting Kansas City.

Should play actually resume in June (which still feels unlikely at this point), the first game back would be a road trip to Miami to face expansion side Inter Miami CF.