Major League Soccer To Return to Play in Summer 2020
Soccer fans now have another reason to be excited as the Major League Soccer Players Association approved the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
With a deal in place through 2025, the stage is set for MLS to return to the pitch this summer. The league will hold a "mini tournament" in Orlando and all 26 clubs will be broken up into four groups. According to ESPN, the top two teams in each group will advance to a knockout round.
With MLS now officially coming back, the next question will be whether or not the United Soccer League will follow their lead and make plans to save their 2020 season. The league's latest update came three weeks ago, which extended the training moratoriums and backup plans in case the league is not able to bring all clubs back to the pitch this summer. The USL and USL Players Association have exchanged proposals on a potential return with the players hope to establish their first ever CBA with the league. For now, clubs like El Paso Locomotive FC are training in groups of four while they await word on a potential return to the pitch.