Major League Soccer is officially set to finish its 25th season at Walt Disney World Resort, hosting the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from July 8 to August 11.
Here are some key dates:
June 24: Teams begin arriving
July 8: MLS is Back Tournament group stage=
July 25-28: Round of 16 begins
July 30- Aug. 1: Quarterfinals
Aug. 5-6: Semifinals
Aug. 11: Final
Disney made the announcement, stating the unique tournament will include all 26 MLS clubs competing in a continuous schedule of 54 total matches that will take place nearly every day. The matches will count in the 2020 MLS regular season standings, and the tournament winner will also earn a spot in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.
The MLS is Back draw will be streamed on MLS Facebook June 11th at 3:30pm EST.
There will be three games held daily.
The event, which will be held without spectators in attendance, will be staged with an emphasis on the health and safety of all players, coaches, staff, crew, and cast members. MLS players and staff will follow specific medical protocols, including regular testing, throughout the tournament.
Players will stay at Walt Disney World Resort and Swan and Dolphin.