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Atletico San Luis’ President tests positive for the virus.

Football Club Atletico de Kolkata Press Conference Photo by Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Josef Martinez underwent his ACL surgery, coronavirus impacts players and staffs across the globe, and will teams survive the economic impact of this all?

Seattle

Ten years removed from his famous goal against Juventus, SI looks back at their 2010 magazine story on the all-time U.S. great. Clint Dempsey's style and the tale of his famous goal versus Juventus - Sports Illustrated

Coronavirus is impacting teams that aren’t even in action yet as the Seattle [insert name here] is waiting to announce the name. They also are still dealing with the trademark process, so it may be something with work slowing down there. SBJ Unpacks: Coronavirus -- NHL Seattle Plans On Hold

MLS

Martinez underwent the procedure at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Atlanta United star Josef Martinez out of ACL surgery, posts to Instagram | MLSsoccer.com

Freddy Juarez became the first coach to make that climb to the very top rung, but others are sure to follow sooner than later. The 5 MLS academy coaches ready to make the jump to the first team | Travis Clark | MLSsoccer.com

MLS could postpone its championship match until December and play it at a neutral site, a source with knowledge of the situation told Yahoo Sports. Coronavirus: MLS Cup could be played in December at neutral site

Fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy and dry goods were delivered to The Aliveness Project and Second Harvest of Heartland of Minnesota. Minnesota United donates 2,000 pounds of food from postponed home opener - StarTribune.com

World

Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain teammate Thiago Silva have returned home to Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources have told ESPN. PSG's Neymar and Thiago Silva return to Brazil due to coronavirus pandemic

Athletes aren’t immune from the disease or the economic impacts. Professional footballers in Norway have been temporarily laid off as clubs struggle to cope with the economic impact of the spread of coronavirus. Footballers in Norway temporarily laid off due to coronavirus

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is to open his hotels free of charge to health workers to help with the coronavirus crisis. Coronavirus: Gary Neville opens hotels to NHS staff to help with crisis - BBC Sport

Zlatan Ibrahimovic launches fundraiser to help fight coronavirus and calls on his fellow players to help “kick this virus away”. Coronavirus: Zlatan Ibrahimovic launches fundraisers to help fight coronavirus pandemic - BBC Sport

A period drama from Julian Fellowes recreates the birth of the beautiful game. The English Game: Netflix replays the birth of modern football - BBC News

Crystal Palace say all employees will receive full pay during the coronavirus outbreak, while matchday workers will not lose out. Coronavirus: Crystal Palace promise staff pay during outbreak - BBC Sport

Hearts have asked players and other full-time staff to take a wage cut of 50% because of the financial impact of the coronavirus. Coronavirus: Hearts ask all staff to take 50% wage cut - BBC Sport

With the season currently suspended until early April, matches behind closed doors are being considered to finish club campaigns. Premier League clubs expected to push for season to be completed | Football | The Guardian

Unlike the NBA, they are using private labs or public tests. Real Valladolid have formally rejected La Liga’s offer of coronavirus test kits for their players on ethical and medical grounds. 'People need them more than we do': Valladolid reject coronavirus test kits | Football | The Guardian

Teams in lower leagues face razor-thin margins and could struggle mightily. Would All English Soccer Clubs Recover From A Canceled Season? | FiveThirtyEight

The English Football League has announced a £50m short-term relief package to assist cash-strapped clubs during the coronavirus crisis. EFL announces £50m relief package for clubs in response to coronavirus | The Guardian

Ligue 1 and 2 were suspended indefinitely last week, but Nathalie Boy de la Tour, the chief executive of the LFP, said: ‘We have to remain pragmatic’. French football 'could resume in mid-April', says LFP president | The Guardian

Championship clubs unanimously agree to try to complete season | The Guardian
Representatives from all 24 Championship clubs have unanimously agreed to try to finish the season after a conference call on Tuesday in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Supporters, amateur athletes, coaches and officials from all over the world talk about how the pandemic has affected them. 'This could be the end for a few clubs': sports fans on coronavirus | The Guardian

In prioritising the local football community, FFA runs the risk of de-prioritising the global community that the game is inextricably part of. The show goes on for football in Australia but at what cost? | The Guardian

Liga MX club Atletico San Luis’ president Alberto Marrero has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first case of its kind in Mexican soccer. Atletico San Luis president Alberto Marrero tests positive for coronavirus

Chris Jones writes how football’s coronavirus void is making him realize the game will not always be the same for him and his son. Football's coronavirus void makes you appreciate every moment of the game

Some great news in Australia amidst the negative that is coronavirus. It’s the first time since July that the state has been fire-free. “That’s more than 240 days of fire activity” across the country’s most populous state, New South Wales Rural Fire Service said. All Bushfires Extinguished In Australia's Hardest-Hit New South Wales, Officials Say : NPR