Eddie Segura #4 of Los Angeles FC resists Sergio Santos #17 of Philadelphia Union throughout the MLS match at the Banc of California Stadium on March 8, 2020 in Los Angeles.
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Major League Soccer has actually revealed Wednesday it will reboot its season on July 8 at Walt Disney World.
The league will host its “MLS is Back Tournament” including all 26 clubs at the ESPN complex in Orlando without viewers. The competition will consist of 16 successive days of group phase video games that will count in the regular-season standings. Clubs will be selected to among 6 groups throughout a live draw that will occur on Thursday.
The winning group will move onto the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, and gamers are qualified for bonus offers as part of a $1.1 million reward swimming pool.
“The opportunity to have all 26 clubs in a controlled environment enables us to help protect the health of our players, coaches and staff as we return to play,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber stated in a declaration. “We likewise acknowledge that the death of George Floyd and others has actually focused our nation on problems of racial oppression, inequality and violence versus black males and females.
The MLS, which is commemorating its 25th season, stated it would have “comprehensive medical procedures” and gamers and personnel will be checked routinely for Covid-19. The league suspended its season on March 12 due to the pandemic.
“We’re eagerly anticipating bringing this interesting sport back to countless fans, while focusing on the health and wellness of the gamers, coaches and support personnel in addition to our cast members,” Josh D’Amaro, chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products stated in a declaration.
MLS clubs are arranged to get here in Florida on June 25 and begin the round of 16 use July 25. The quarterfinals are arranged to end on Aug. 1; while the semifinals will end on Aug. 6. The competition’s last video game will be on Aug. 11.