Nedum Onuoha: "You hope you get some news one day"

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 4:17pm

Former Manchester City, QPR and current Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha provided an update about the current football situation in the USA.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused football across most of the world to be brought to a standstill. 

The top-four tiers of English football have been suspended until 30th April at the earliest, whilst it is currently rumoured that non-league teams could see their respective seasons null and voided.

The United States of America are no exception to this suspension of football activities. 

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Major League Soccer had just started their competitive season, with two league games being played before it was halted in a bid to stop the spread of the virus and protect the health of all those involved in the game.

Part of the statement on the MLS Soccer's website which announced the decision read: "In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance to postpone events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches during this period of time.

"MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season."

Former Manchester City, QPR and current Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha spoke to Andy Hodgson last night and provided an update about the current football situation in the USA.

"We're not allowed to go into the training ground, we're not allowed to train which is a big difference between what's happening back in England because I saw some people were training and then they're talking about days to come back in, but we have no day to return. Because we're a little bit behind in terms of how the virus is going to work. 

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"The Centres for Disease Control, I think it is, they've said there is not going to be any gatherings of more than say, basically nobody in the nation for the foreseeable future.

"So at the club the way that we train we have a 20-something workforce, we have staff who come out onto the field, we have staff who are inside the training ground and as it turned out, we actually had three teams working- we had our team, the second men's team and the women's team, we all train in the same building. 

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"So there is literally no scope at the moment for us all to get back into training, so nothing is happening. We have no return day set to train, no return date for season but everyone has to stay in the state apparently. So we're just trapped in this weird place where you hope you get some news one day but when you watch the actual important news, which is the real life news, nothing is changing. 

"As a consequence you can expect nothing to change from the footballing side of it."

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