MLS Gets Back Underway: But, Which Team Will Win The MLS Is Back Tournament?

The MLS action gets back underway this week, with all teams restarting their season over the next four days. However, not all teams will be involved in the competition, with FC Dallas having withdrawn from the remainder of the season. The franchise made the announcement on Monday after there was a growing number of positive COVID-19 tests. However, the 25 remaining teams will battle it out of the esteemed success in Florida.

When: July 8th 2020-August 11th 2020

Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World

How To Watch: Sky Sports/ ESPN/ Fox Sports/ CTV

MLS Is Back Tournament Odds

Los Angeles FC+500
Seattle Sounders+800
Toronto FC+800
Atlanta United+850
LA Galaxy+1200
Minnesota United+1200
New York City FC+1200
New York Red Bulls+1800

How Will The MLS Is Back Tournament Work?

The tournament is operating slightly different from the usual MLS season, with the first three group games that teams play counting towards the regular season standings. However, the teams that are in the top two of each of the divisions will progress through to the next stage. Also, the best-placed third side will also progress.

From there, the teams will be whittled down in knockout stages. The first will be the round of 16, before that is followed by the quarterfinals, semi-finals and then the Championship match. The final will take place on the 11th August. You can see the groups for the East and West below.

Group A (East)Group B (West)Group C (East)Group D (West)Group E (East)Group F (West)
Orlando CitySeattle SoundersToronto FCReal Salt LakeAtlanta UnitedLos Angeles FC
Inter Miami CFVancouver WhitecapsNew England RevolutionSporting Kansas CityFC CincinnatiLA Galaxy
New York City FCSan Jose EarthquakesMontreal ImpactColorado RapidsNew York Red BullsHouston Dynamo
Philadelphia United D.C UnitedMinnesota UnitedColumbus Crew SCPortland Timbers
Chicago Fire     
Nashville SC     

Which Teams Should Gamblers Be Looking Out For?

It will be difficult to take much away from the previous games that have taken place in the league, as all teams only played twice before the season was halted. At that point, there were four teams that boasted a perfect start to the season. Sporting Kansas City were at the top of the standings after conceding just one goals and scoring seven in their opening two games. Minnesota United, Atlanta United and Colorado Rapids were also perfect in their opening two games.

Los Angeles FC will have been knocked back after it was revealed that Carlos Vela would not be taking part in the competition. Meanwhile, Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC are likely to improve as this competition progresses as they are experienced in the post-season competitions. However, it is still hard to look past Atlanta United, who will be looking for their first championship after being beaten in the Conference Finals last season.

Pick: Atlanta United at +850 with

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