by Lindsay Mogle

The Major Arena Soccer League, through its league office and teams, have been working for roughly the last two months on preparing plans for safely completing the 2019-2020 MASL playoffs. The safety and health of all involved has been paramount in this process. Through much research and due diligence, the league feels we are close to finding a resolution on conducting the playoffs. The belief exists that if we can safely conduct an event, that the world’s attention to professional indoor soccer and the MASL will be at a level never previously achieved. As plans are finalized, we ask that you remain patient as we plan to have an announcement in the next 7 days.

The highlight of this plan would include:

· 5-day training camp, immediately into 10-day playoff format

· One centralized location

· 8 participating teams

· Executing a detailed plan for testing, quarantining, social distancing, cleaning/sanitizing, and housing.

· The league will work with Sonora & Monterrey on their respective travel across the border. In the instance they, or any other team, are not able to travel to the playoffs, the league has determined that it will award those two spots to the Harrisburg Heat and the Tacoma Stars/Turlock Cal Express, based on previously established criteria.