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USL Championship's Reno 1868 Folds Due to Pandemic's Impact

The pandemic has caused another American soccer casualty. One of the USL Championship’s more successful clubs, Reno 1868, announced Friday that it was ceasing operations and folding immediately. Reno posted a winning record in each of its four seasons and finished with the best overall record during the second-tier circuit’s 2020 regular season.

“This isn’t the way we saw 2020 going,” club president Eric Edelstein said in a written statement. “Today we find ourselves in a world-wide community beset by a pandemic and we are unexpectedly forced to make a tough decision. I am heartbroken to let go of Reno 1868 FC and I apologize to all who are disappointed that we are ending our participation in the USL Championship.