The MLS season to resume on 21 August - The Washington Post
The MLS is Back tournament concludes that week with the semi-finals starting on 5 August. Immediately after, the 2020 campaign could resume.
The Major League Soccer (MLS) is eager to resume the 2020 campaign and according to the Washington Post organisers are hoping competition can return on 21 August. Currently the MLS is Back tournament is at the semi-final stage and is set to be concluded that same week.
The MLS is reportedly finalizing plans to continue the regular season in home markets the weekend of 21-23 August and they want to play through the fall with the MLS Cup to be played in mid-December. The season will start with a doubleheader between Nashville SC and FC Dallas - two teams who opted out from the tournament due to having multiple cases of Covid-19 amongst their players.
These games will be held on the 12 and 15 August between these two teams so they can get some game time since they didn’t participate in the MLS is Back tournament. The season will be 18 games long but first, the league has to get the MLS Player Association approval.
Fans might be able to attend games
The idea is for each team to travel in private buses and on commercial flights for the long trips. According to the information by the Washington Post, there is a possibility that fans could be allowed to attend games under local safety protocol.
The Canadian teams in the MLS are expected to play a series of games against each other in Canada before moving to the United States to complete their respective schedules. There are some details that the league needs to still work on in case players test positive for Covid-19 and the protocols that will follow.
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