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USL allows return to contact training ahead of July 11 start

By USL Communications, 06/22/20, 3:00PM EDT

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The current training moratorium will be lifted effective Wednesday.

Photo: Cole Bollinger

The USL Championship Task Force, in conjunction with an affirmative vote by the league’s Board of Governors, announced Monday that the current training moratorium will be lifted effective Wednesday.

This move paves the way for a return to full-squad training.

Clubs may not start contact training until Wednesday and must have approval from local and state health authorities and USL HQ.

The USL Championship and the USL Players Association previously announced an agreement on a return to play this season, with clubs preparing to restart on July 11. A schedule and competition structure are pending.

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