MLS to resume season in Orlando with summer tournament

ORLANDO, Fla. — Major League Soccer announced the league’s plan to restart the 2020 season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The season will resume with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament beginning July 8, according to a release.

The tournament will be played without fans in attendance.

“We are very excited to have soccer back and for it to be coming to Orlando says a lot about our community and what we are able to accomplish here with Walt Disney World Resorts,” Orlando City CEO Alex Leitão said of the return to play announcement.

Clubs will begin arriving in Orlando as early as June 24 for preseason training.

Additional information can be found here.

The NBA previously announced it would be returning to play in Orlando beginning in late July.

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