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Sunday, July 14, 2024

MLS is Back, Again

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Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
After the MLS is Back Tournament concludes on Tuesday, the league will look to resume its regular season with teams playing in home markets as soon as Wednesday. MLS did not have any COVID-19 outbreaks during its bubble tournament in Orlando, although Nashville and Dallas were both forced to withdraw before it began due to positive tests.

MLS will look to avoid the issues that have befallen MLB thus far. Teams will travel via chartered flights and buses for shorter trips, and testing will occur every day.

A limited number of fans will also be allowed in select markets, such as Dallas, Salt Lake City and Kansas City. MLS is also working through how its three Canadian teams will play.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber previously said the league will lose $1 billion in revenue “regardless of what we’re able to do.”

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