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The MLS announced Thursday that clubs will be able to use their outdoor team training camps for small group training sessions, in accordance with protocols that were created in consultation with medical experts.

Sessions should not conflict with local government or public health policies and should provide players with the ability to intensify their training while maintaining distancing protocols.

MLS issued a statement to the entire league following the suspension of the 2020 season on March 12 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 6, the players were allowed to start individual volunteer workouts at outdoor training facilities.

Before starting training sessions, each team must present the league with a specific plan that has been reviewed and approved by the club’s medical staff and local infectious disease expert.