OFFICIAL: MLS to resume on July 8

OFFICIAL: MLS to resume on July 8

The American Major League Soccer will restart the 2020 season on June 8, 2020, this as announced by the league body on Wednesday.

According to an official statement from MLS Commissioner Don Garber, the league will return in a tournament form and will be played without fans in attendance.

Group stage matches will count in the MLS regular season standings and the tournament winner will earn a spot in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

“We are pleased to team up with Disney to relaunch the 2020 MLS season and get back to playing soccer. The opportunity to have all 26 clubs in a controlled environment enables us to help protect the health of our players, coaches and staff as we return to play.

“We also recognize that the death of George Floyd and others has focused our country on issues of racial injustice, inequality and violence against black men and women. Together with our owners, players and staff, the League and its Clubs are deeply committed to creating meaningful and impactful programs to address these issues that have plagued our society for far too long," Garber said.