Major League Soccer canceled the 2020 All-Star game as league play remains on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The game had been scheduled for July 29 at the Banc of California Stadium, home of Los Angeles FC. It would have featured all-stars from MLS and Liga MX of Mexico.
It was one of two all-star games set for Los Angeles in July. The other, the MLB All-Star Game, is scheduled for July 14 at Dodger Stadium, and baseball officials haven’t announced whether the game will be played as scheduled or be delayed.
MLS, in its announcement made Tuesday, said it hopes the game can be played in the city next summer.
“MLS and LIGA MX will resume discussions regarding the event, and there is every expectation that next year’s All-Star Game will be MLS vs. LIGA MX in Los Angeles,” its statement read.
MLS also announced the cancellation of the Leagues Cup, which was scheduled to be played between July and September between MLS and Liga MX teams. The Campeones Cup, which was set for Aug. 12 in Seattle, also was canceled.
The Campeones Cup was to have pitted the Seattle Sounders, the reigning MLS Cup champion, and the winner of a playoff between Clausura and Apertura tournament champions from Liga MX.