Organizers are canceling the Minnesota highschool’s proposed June all-star soccer recreation
The 2020 Minnesota high school all-star soccer game, postponed last December, was canceled after months of efforts to play the game in June.
“We understand the challenges everyone has faced over the past year and the disappointment of having to cancel this special event,” Game Director Dave Fritze wrote in an email distributed Friday night.
The game, which was last played at US Bank Stadium in December 2019, features high-level players from across the state divided into North and South squads.
Fritz said the Minnesota Football Coaches Association, which is hosting the event with the Minnesota Vikings, worked with public health officials in an attempt to make the event “safe and responsible,” which includes a presentation of game-related activities.
These discussions, including the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, attempted to hold the game in June but eventually led to the decision to cancel the event “in the best interests of our fans, student-athletes and the wider community,” said Fritze.
The Vikings are planning a private virtual event for players and coaches who want to participate.