Sporting Kansas City players began voluntary individual workouts on Wednesday at Compass Minerals National Performance Center, formerly Pinnacle, in Kansas City, Kansas.

As the next step forward in Major League Soccer's return to play, these individual workouts marked the first time that Sporting players have worked out at the world-class facility since the 2020 MLS season was suspended March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voluntary individual workouts will be held in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols that were created in consultation with MLS as well as medical and infectious disease experts.

The individual player workout protocol set by Major League Soccer prohibits media access to Compass Minerals National Performance Center, restricting access to players and essential staff only.

By allowing players to utilize team-operated fields for individual workouts on a voluntary basis beginning Wednesday, MLS clubs will be able to provide a controlled environment that ensures adherence to safety protocols and social distancing measures for players and staff.