MLS is Back Tournament - 2020

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One question is how much are players locking down in their home markets. I think when the Bundestag restarted, they kept the players pretty isolated, even if they weren’t in the bubble.
 

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Looking at what’s going on in MLB, MLS can forget about traveling. Stay where they are and finish the season there.
3 more months in a bubble? No way would players agree to that.

NBA players are going 40 days without seeing their families (and friends, GFs, etc) before they can spend to have them come down and stay in Orlando. MLS and its players wouldn't be able to afford that -- especially for months on end.
 

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3 more months in a bubble? No way would players agree to that.

NBA players are going 40 days without seeing their families (and friends, GFs, etc) before they can spend to have them come down and stay in Orlando. MLS and its players wouldn't be able to afford that -- especially for months on end.
to be fair NBA players get to leave to the strip clubs “for the food”.
 

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to be fair NBA players get to leave to the strip clubs “for the food”.
i thought he was in atlanta though for like a legit personal reason and then in that same trip he went to the strip club
 

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Quakes are the real deal. NEVER would have guessed that they’d play this well in this tournament.
 

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I want Seattle to lose for no reason other than I want neither Seattle or Toronto to have a tournament cup again. Give some one else a turn will yah! We already dispatched Toronto, let's see those internet fans complain all over mlssoccerdotcom
 

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3 more months in a bubble? No way would players agree to that.

NBA players are going 40 days without seeing their families (and friends, GFs, etc) before they can spend to have them come down and stay in Orlando. MLS and its players wouldn't be able to afford that -- especially for months on end.
Its either this or no season. Travel is not an option.
 

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What are the thoughts on doing this annually? Maybe kick off the season early to kill some schedule congestion through the summer
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there is CCL in start of year. then you have US open cup in summer and that new leagues cup with liga mx teams.
 
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What are the thoughts on doing this annually? Maybe kick off the season early to kill some schedule congestion through the summer
I would love this as an annual pre-season tournament. Assuming the league gets to 32 and stops there (which I think is the most likely end point of expansion) we could mimic the current World Cup format which I think is perfect. Do it in Orlando or a mix of warm weather cities. It could be similar to MLB spring training and a great winter vacation for us northerners!
I would take frequent February trips to Orlando with the family, catch several NYCFC and other MLS matches and get Disney/Universal trips in while down there!
If you take out the covid-forced quirks of no fans, last minute withdrawals and schedule changes I actually love this tournament! Now if only it was not summertime Orlando and was not in place of regular season home games this would be perfect!
Im in favor of an annual run of this tournament, pushing CCL participation back a bit!
 
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Could a pre-season tournament like this be held with all of the non-CCL teams getting involved? Yeah it will definitely be less regard because some of the top teams in the league wont be involved. But it gives other teams a shot to prove there mettle in a tournament system as well as tournament experience (which NYCFC needs). The other issue I could see is that teams wouldn't take it very seriously because they might be trying new things and new players because its preseason thus quality of play could drop significantly. (Not that this tournament had much quality to it anyway)
 

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I would love this as an annual pre-season tournament. Assuming the league gets to 32 and stops there (which I think is the most likely end point of expansion) we could mimic the current World Cup format which I think is perfect. Do it in Orlando or a mix of warm weather cities. It could be similar to MLB spring training and a great winter vacation for us northerners!
I would take frequent February trips to Orlando with the family, catch several NYCFC and other MLS matches and get Disney/Universal trips in while down there!
If you take out the covid-forced quirks of no fans, last minute withdrawals and schedule changes I actually love this tournament! Now if only it was not summertime Orlando and was not in place of regular season home games this would be perfect!
Im in favor of an annual run of this tournament, pushing CCL participation back a bit!
I think there's value in doing something that's on during weekday off-hours. There's nothing on during a weekday through the winter, unless it's the monday's EPL game or a one-off CBB game. And consider how many of us will be working from home permanently. Live sports are a go-to for plenty of Americans.
 
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