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USL Championship Announces 2021 Season Format

By Indy Eleven Communications, 01/21/21, 4:45PM EST


Championship Board of Governors Approves Flexible Start Date of May 1; 32-Game Regular Season to Take Place Across 27 Weeks

The USL Championship announced on Thursday following the league’s Board of Governors meeting that the 2021 regular season will begin on or about May 1, see the teams split in to four divisions, and will contain a 32-game slate running across 27 weeks through the end of October with playoffs scheduled for November.

In voting for a flexible start date, the Governors have approved for clubs to begin play anywhere between April 24th and May 15th. Further announcements on scheduling, divisional alignment and playoff structure will be made in the coming months and the league will continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 crises in the event that alterations to the format need to be made. 

“Today’s news is a great sign that the USL Championship continues to keep the health and safety of players, staff and fans top of mind while also ensuring its member clubs can fulfill as normal a season as possible both on the field and in the stands. We look forward to making more exciting news surrounding our 2021 season in the coming weeks,” stated Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven President & Chief Executive Officer.

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