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Ziggy, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC mascot, hitches a ride as vehicles pull up to receive food items during a Free Food Giveaway drive-thru event at the Mt. Carmel Veteran Service Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday, June 19, 2020. The food drive is available for the entire community, guests do not need to have a military connection. Perishable and non-perishable items were provided by Colorado Springs Food Rescue and Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. Additional food drive events are planned for July 17 and July 31, 2020.(Chancey Bush/ The Gazette)

The USL Championship, of which the Colorado Springs Switchbacks are a member, announced Tuesday the league’s Board of Governors approved a motion to allow five substitutes to be used for the remainder of the 2020 season.


The number of substitutes is an increase from the three that had been in place. However, to avoid disruption, each team will only have three opportunities to make its allotted five substitutions. 


Substitutions may be made at halftime without counting against three in-game opportunities.


Match day squads will remain at 18 players, with clubs mandated to provide 23-man provisional squad lists at least 48 hours prior to kickoff.


The season is scheduled to resume on July 11. More details, including format for the remaining regular season and playoffs, will be made public as they are available.

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