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Sporting KC's Gutierrez has season-ending knee surgery

Jun. 9, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City midfielder Felipe Gutierrez had surgery Tuesday to repair a cartilage defect in his knee and will miss the remainder of a Major League Soccer season scheduled to restart next month with a tournament in Orlando. Gutierrez's surgery was performed at Truman...

FILE - In this March 14, 2020, file photo, a closed ticket office is shown at Etihad Stadium where Manchester City were due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match, in Manchester, England. Many professional sports league, such as the NFL and European soccer leagues, have lucrative television contracts and big-money corporate sponsors that fill their substantial coffers. But the domestic soccer league in the U.S. still relies heavily on ticket sales, merchandising and concessions, much like many university athletic departments, and without games their very ability to make ends meet would stretch the abilities of even the savviest of accountants. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Leagues, teams wary of rising stadium expenses amid pandemic

Jun. 9, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

Sporting Kansas City had just packed Children's Mercy Park to the brim for a 4-0 blowout of the Houston Dynamo when the coronavirus pandemic brought not just the Major League Soccer season but the entire sporting world to a standstill. Suddenly, what looked like such a dream start for the club — on the...

Fans march together into Exploria Stadium ahead of the MLS soccer season opener for Orlando City, in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Orlando City SC take on Real Salt Lake. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

AP Source: MLS looking at having all teams play in Orlando

May. 13, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

Major League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida. Details of the plan are still under consideration, but the league's 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played without fans at ESPN's Wide World...