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Daniel Hernandez – Mustangs Ahead

free soccer picture.jpeg(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-Due to the Corona virus outbreak the world of sports is at a full stop right now.  Professional soccer players are adapting to the changes by training by themselves and cutting their salaries to donate to the current situation.

Here in the United States, the pro soccer league is known as Major League Soccer (MLS). This league came to a halt on Mar. 12 and the return date is unknown until further notice.

Senior Mustang Matt Bowles is a Development Academy player for Clearwater Chargers as well as a devoted soccer fan.

“Life without the beautiful game almost feels incomplete,” said Bowles. “It holds such a huge place in our heart and without it, we feel lost.”

Current Colorado Rapids and U.S. Men’s National Team player Kellyn Acosta has felt the hard hit due to the MLS being put on hold.

“I use soccer as an escape, and it has been a big part of my life. Not having the beautiful game is saddening because I feel like I’m missing a part of me,” said Acosta.

Current Miami FC player and former MLS Champion Mikey Ambrose has felt some similar feelings to Acosta.

“I mean it’s a very tough situation for all of us. It is very important for all of us to stay home right now. The medical workers are risking their lives every day in order to keep us safe,” said Ambrose. “As a pro soccer player, I must stay fit and do a bunch of different workouts at home with and without the ball.”

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