Everything you need to know about the MLS restart, including the teams involved, when the games are played, and how to watch
Major League Soccer It will resume in July in an innovative way, opting for a unique tournament approach to continue the 2020 season.
Having suspended the games in March, soccer in North America will return in an exciting way with 54 games scheduled to be played over a month in Florida.
objective brings you everything you need to know about him ‘MLS is back’ tournament.
- What is the ‘MLS is Back’ tournament?
- When does the MLS is Back tournament start?
- What is the schedule for the MLS is Back tournament?
- Where will the MLS is Back tournament take place?
- How can I watch and stream the MLS is Back tournament?
What is the MLS is Back tournament?
The MLS is Back tournament is a condensed approach to continue the 2020 regular season.
The 26 MLS teams will compete in the tournament, which will be divided into three groups from the Eastern Conference and three groups from the Western Conference.
The top two teams from each of the six groups, as well as the top four third-place teams, will advance to the bottom 16.
Group matches go towards the regular season standings and the winner of the MLS is Back tournament will earn a place in the Concacaf Champions League as well as a share of a prize fund of $ 1.1 million (£ 880k).
Once the tournament is over, MLS plans to continue the regular season “with a revised schedule in local markets” and complete the playoffs and the MLS Cup final.
The groups for the MLS is Back tournament have been drawn as follows:
When does the MLS is Back tournament start?
MLS is Back tournament starts on July 8 and it will conclude a little over a month later with the final, which will be played on August 11.
What is the schedule for the MLS is Back tournament?
|Group stage||July 8 to 23|
|Round of 16||July 25-28|
|Quarter finals||July 30 / August 1|
The group stage will begin on July 8 and run until July 23, with the round of 16 starting soon after, on July 25, until July 28.
The quarterfinal matches will be played on July 30 / August 1, while the semifinals are scheduled for August 5/6. The final will take place on August 11.
Where will the MLS is Back tournament take place?
All games in the MLS is Back tournament will be played on ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The Wide World of Sports complex has a number of multipurpose sports venues, including the Marathon Sports Fields, which hosted Orlando City (then a USL professional team) in 2014
How can I watch or stream the MLS is Back tournament?
ESPN, Univision, TUDN, and UniMas have the rights to broadcast MLS games in the United States (US).
In the United Kingdom (UK), MLS games can be watched live on Sky Sports and Premier Sports.
According to MLS, the streams will feature “unique and experimental technologies” that include “advanced audio and fan integration elements” to allow fans to participate in games despite the limitations imposed by public health.