MLS 25th Anniversary Remains Quiet Milestone Amid Pandemic
Major League Soccer's milestone 25th season is on hold, postponed by the coronavirus pandemic after the teams had played just two games. League officials and coaches still hope the league will be able to get in a full season and with fans in attendance. The league had set a target date for re-starting on May 10, although that seems unlikely. The anniversary of the first MLS match is Monday. Back on April 6, 1996, the San Jose Clash hosted D.C. United before 31,000 fans at Spartan Stadium. Eric Wynalda scored in the 87th minute, giving the Clash a 1-0 victory. Wynalda says now he's grateful for the goal because a scoreless draw would have fueled criticism of soccer in the United States. The league's 25th season is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.