Although the level of soccer doesn’t come close to what we see in Serie A, La Liga, and the English Premier League, Major League Soccer has made big enough strides in recent years to garner attention. Also, any sports league to return to play is a good thing! Check out an update on Major League Soccer’s current 2020 tournament so you can start making your bets against their MLS odds.
MLS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – July 20th Edition
2020 MLS Tournament
- When: July 8 – August 11
- Where: Various Venues
2020 Major League Soccer Tournament
Instead of having a truncated regular season, Major League Soccer decided to go right to their playoffs. MLS is calling it a tournament.
In soccer, tournaments happen all the time. Most tournaments follow the pattern that MLS set out for themselves.
Teams are placed in groups. Those groups are assigned a letter. Group A, as an example, includes Orlando, Philadelphia, and NYCFC, or New York City Football Club.
The top 2 teams from each group move on to the Round of 16. In the 2020 Major League Soccer Tournament, not only will the top 2 teams from each group move to the Round of 16, but the next 4 highest-ranked teams after qualifying will also move on to the Round of 16.
That’s because MLS could only take 12 teams from 6 groups.
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Group play during the tournament lasts from July 8 through July 23. Then from July 23 to early August, Major League Soccer has their Round of 16, tournament quarterfinals, and semifinals.
The semifinals are on August 6. The 2020 Major League Soccer Tournament Finals happen on August 11.
The following teams have moved on to the Round of 16:
- Group A: Orlando and Philadelphia
- Group B: Toronto FC and New England
- Group C: Sporting KC and Minnesota
- Group D: None
- Group E: Columbus
- Group F: San Jose
As you can see, there’s a lot yet to be decided. LAFC, Los Angeles Football Club, entered the tournament as the favorites. Yet, LAFC has yet to secure their position in the Round of 16.
In fact, with just 4 qualifying days left, the Major League Soccer Tournament has filled just 8-of-16 spots. That makes this week an exciting one for soccer handicappers.
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Again, you won’t find a Liverpool or Barcelona among Major League Soccer teams. What you will find are soccer-loving players and intriguing matchups.
The fact that LAFC has yet to secure a position in the Round of 16 means that the 2020 MLS Soccer Tournament trophy is ripe for the taking. Make sure to check out odds on MyBookie, back the team you think wins the match, and support MLS soccer!