MLS prepares its return with safety protocols

Published On June 23, 2020 | By Parmisse Menendez | Sports
Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC striker celebratinga goal. (Twitter: Toronto FC)
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Major League Soccer is expected to return to activity next July 8 in Orlando, Fla.

The chosen location is the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World Resort. Teams will be expected to arrive from June 24 until at least seven days before their first match.

All 26 teams will be divided into two conferences. The Eastern will have three groups, one of six teams and two of four teams each. The Western Conference will have three groups of four teams each.

All 54 matches will be played until Aug. 11, the day that the winner of the tournament will be known.

These are the groups of the MLS. (Twitter: MLS)

Teams will be allowed to make up to five changes during the game and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will continue to help referees be fair.

The winner of this tournament will vie for the CONCACAF Champions League for 2021.

The MLS has established safety protocols for the teams before they arrive in Orlando and once they start playing.

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