Toronto FC 2 withdraws from USL League One season

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The reserve side of Toronto FC has pulled out of the 2020 USL League One season due to the global pandemic and accompanying travel restrictions.”Together, the league and the club have determined that it will not be possible for the club to welcome a return to play Toronto this season and look forward to returning in 2021,” said the MLS team in a press release on Toronto FC 2.

The club cited “current public health restrictions” for its decision to withdraw.

Toronto FC 2, the only Canadian player in the 10-team league last season, finished seventh with a 9-10-9 record in their first 2019 campaign.

Last week, USL League One announced a revised regular season schedule for 12 teams, including Toronto FC 2. The new format provided that each team plays 20 games over 15 weeks – with one opponent left out of the schedule. each club to limit air travel.

Again, TFC 2 was the only Canadian team in the league.

A club spokesperson said Toronto FC 2 will continue to train, adding that it is exploring options for playing in Canada as well as loan options for its players.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 8, 2020.



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