Minnesota United regular season to commence Aug. 21

Necessary League Soccer acknowledged Saturday this can resume its season once the MLS is Merit event in Florida wraps up.

The league’s 26 teams will each and every play 18 video games, with the principle between FC Dallas and Nashville space for Aug. 12. Dallas and Nashville are enjoying three further video games after withdrawing from the league’s event due to particular COVID-19 cases.

Minnesota United equipped its six Share 1 schedule video games, with the opener Aug. 21 vs. Wearing KC. All six video games will doubtless be conducted with out followers.

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— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) August 8, 2020

A majority of MLS video games will doubtless be conducted with out followers due to native laws. Teams will doubtless be enviornment to a rigorous checking out protocol and may expend charter flights to toddle.

MLS continues to work with the Canadian teams due to toddle restrictions. The Canadian teams comprise not been incorporated in the principle piece of the schedule.

MLS suspended the season on March 12 as a result of pandemic after teams had conducted two video games each and every.

The league has been enjoying the monthlong MLS is Merit event with out followers at ESPN’s Extensive World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. The championship match is determined for Tuesday between the Portland Timbers and Orlando Metropolis.

Gamers and crew personnel comprise been sequestered in a pair of Disney hotels for the length of the event, which began on July 8. The community stage matches of the World Cup-vogue event counted in direction of the customary season.

“Since suspending play in March, we’ve got been working on plans to play as powerful of our season as attainable, foundation with the event in Florida and resuming in our native markets following the opponents,” Commissioner Don Garber acknowledged in a assertion. “We reside enraged by the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff, and peek forward to continuing our season in our home markets.”

Eighteen clubs will make the playoffs, with the MLS Cup championship game space for Dec. 14. Resolution Day, the closing day of the customary season, is determined for Nov. 8.

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