Don't listen to all the other leagues claiming they're first. The first league to come back, which you might not have heard of because it involves women, is the National Women's Soccer League. ESPN has been trying real hard to ignore their existence.
- Announced plans to host a 25-game tournament in Utah (who have seen a spike in cases the last 2 weeks). Tournament starts June 27th with all games available on CBS All Access and some available on CBS (Twitch for international audiences).
- Athletes will be tested 2 days before leaving for Utah, will be quarantined in a hotel and will undergo regular testing, temperature checks, and review symptoms with a team doctor.
- Players can opt out (and to my knowledge still get paid). Of the famous players in the league Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, and Tobin Heath have all pretty much been confirmed as a "no thanks, not showing up".
- No fans in attendance.
( More Under the CutCollapse )
SOURCES: NWSL, WNBA, MLS, NBA