On Thursday, USL Championship Board of Governors voted in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11.
— United Soccer League (@USL_HQ) June 4, 2020
Shortly after, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds released the following statement:
“While additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks, it is important to note that the league’s return to play will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines. USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols and looks forward to continuing those discussions. Moving forward, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will work with local and state government officials to determine what requirements it needs to meet to play home games in 2020. Once the club receives full understanding of these parameters, it will issue ticket updates and policy.”
While the USL season began in early March, the Riverhounds SC’s opener on the road, at Charlotte on March 14, was postponed.
Pittsburgh Soccer Now will provide more updates in the coming days as additional details become available.