The United Soccer League announced today the decision to suspend the 2020 season for a minimum of 30 days.

“It was very clear from our owners that the health and safety of players, fans and staff was their top priority,” said USL CEO Alec Papadakis. “In consultation with local, state and national health authorities, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security, we have temporarily suspended match play for a minimum of 30 days.”

When appropriate, the league will provide additional updates on the continuation of the 2020 Championship season and very much appreciates the continued support of USL Championship fans across the country.

Operations today at Starfire Sports are also halted, including First Team training, and any USL or Academy activities. Our organization will issue further information when it becomes available.

More information, including ticket policies, about Tacoma Defiance’s affected matches will be announced in the very near future. Any home matches that occur while play is suspended will be rescheduled for a later date.

Additional information on COVID-19, including health tips, news updates and other resources, is available via the Pierce County Health Department.

For ongoing updates, please stay up-to-date by following the club’s social media accounts at @TACDefiance or at