MLS To Make A Return in Orlando With The Help Of The Disney World Wide Sporting Complex

As many of us around the world prepare for the return to somewhat normality over the coming months, it is fans of soccer that have plenty to get excited about. The MLB is back and it is better than ever thanks to the help of the Disney parks. To help you keep up to date on all the latest news, we will be outlining what you can look forward top with this return to sport.

MLS And Disney

With the uncertain times that we are experiencing comes the even more unlikely partnership between Disney and the MLS. With the league set to continue in Florida at the Lake Buena Vista ESPN Wide World Sporting Complex beginning on the 6th of July. With a total of 26 teams in a brand-new format, this is the 25th season for the MLS and will be played behind closed doors as a result.

With the teams being housed in this area, this is a controlled way of bringing the season back to the screens for the fans. With several health checks and precautions at the core of this return to sport with the winner of the league having a chance to win a spot in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. This is a huge opportunity for the winning team and is set to showcase to them the new challenges and bring their team to a wider audience in a whole new competition.

Top Teams, You Should Look Out For In The MLS

With the return of the season comes the return of fan interaction from home. With this has come numerous teams that you should look out for this season who are ready and waiting to gain the title at the end of the season. To help you fully understand who you should be placing your bets on this season, we have compiled a list of some of the top teams.

  • Seattle Sounders – The Top team in the season last year is the Seattle sounders have added the Brazilian midfielder Joao Paulo And Columbian centre back Yeimar Gomez Andrade to the mix making it one of the biggest teams with the odds offered at different sportsbooks to win the league in 2020. But with training only just beginning to happen, could this be a challenge for them going forward as the leagues begins.

 

  • Los Angeles Football Club – Another team that is looking to be strong in 2020 is the Los Angeles football club. With a strong side and the right attitude, many are placing their hopes on this underrated soccer clubs this year. 
  • LA Galaxy – By far one of the most world-renowned soccer clubs in the US is one of the best clubs out there at this time with many of the world’s top US soccer stars. With the recent loss of Zlatan from the line up in the offseason this is placing them as the number 6 club to watch this year. Though their performance may differ as a result of this huge loss, many are expecting them to come out swinging in the right when the season resumes.

 

The New Season Format

With this in mind, the new teams will be working in a new season format as a result of the ongoing pandemic. This will mean that the season begins in July and ends promptly in August. We have compiled a list of some of the main dates below:

July 8th – Group Stages Begin

July 25th– 28th – Round of 16 begins to be played

July 30th – August 1st – Quarterfinals take place.

August 5th – 6th – Semi-Finals then take place.

August 11th– Final Takes Place

This is set to be a brand-new format for the teams playing between a minimum of three to a maximum of 7 games within such a short period. This is to ensure the health of the players as much as possible to ensure that the league can be started and finished safely.

Whether you have been a fan of the sport for a long time or you are just following along in 2020, there are several of reasons to get excited about the return to soccer in the very near future.

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