Sounders Brian Schmetzer and Garth Lagerwey on the team returning to play

MLS announced Wednesday morning that the 2020 season will restart with all 26 teams participating in the MLS  is  Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The tournament will start on July 8th. No fans will be allowed to attend the Tournament due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The teams will split into six Groups with the matches counting towards the MLS regular season standings. The tournament winner will earn a spot in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

GROUP DRAWS

A live draw will be held Thursday June 11th at 12:30 p.m. PT to determine the six groups.  For the remainder of the 2020 MLS season, Nashville SC will be moved to the Eastern Conference. The Eastern Conference will have three groups, one consisting of six teams and two consisting of four teams each. The Western Conference will have three groups, each consisting of four teams.

SOUNDERS FC  VIDEO CONFERENCE

Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer and General Manager Garth  Lagerwey met with local media and gave their thoughts on the team being ready to play and other topics surrounding the return to play.

MLS announced Wednesday morning that the 2020 season will restart with all 26 teams participating in the MLS  is  Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The tournament will start on July 8th. No fans will be allowed to attend the Tournament due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The teams will split into six Groups with the matches counting towards the MLS regular season standings. The tournament winner will earn a spot in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. MLS is scheduled to resume its 25th season after the tournament.

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