NEWS: Disney Confirms Major League Soccer to be Hosted at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

We previously shared that the Major League Soccer (MLS) was being rumored to be on their way to Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Today, Disney has confirmed the news via DisneyParksBlog as shared below:


Major League Soccer will resume its 25thĀ season atĀ Walt Disney World Resort, hosting theĀ MLS is Back TournamentĀ atĀ ESPN Wide World of Sports ComplexĀ from July 8 to August 11. The unique tournament will include all 26 MLS clubs competing in a continuous schedule of 54 total matches that will take place nearly every day. The matches will count in the 2020 MLS regular season standings, and the tournament winner will also earn a spot in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

The event, which will be held without spectators in attendance, will be staged with an emphasis on the health and safety of all players, coaches, staff, crew, and cast members. MLS players and staff will follow specific medical protocols, including regular testing, throughout the tournament.


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ESPN Wide World of Sports is excited to continue its longstanding relationship with MLS by hosting theĀ MLS is Back Tournament. Previously, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex hosted the 1998 MLS preseason, as well as events for the 1998 and 2019 MLS All-Star Games.

For more information about theĀ MLS is Back Tournament, including the detailed competition format and information about the live draw taking place tomorrow, June 11, visitĀ www.mlssoccer.com.Ā 

Source: DisneyParksBlog

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