The three Canadian groups are headed to the U.S. to play the following section of the pandemic-rejigged MLS schedule.

The league introduced Friday that every MLS membership will play three regular-season matches from Sept. 18-27.

With U.S. groups dealing with journey restrictions coming north due to COVID-19, the Canadian golf equipment will play all three of their video games south of the border — with every membership taking part in one dwelling match in a U.S. metropolis.

The Montreal Affect (4-4-1) will host the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 20 at Pink Bull Enviornment in Harrison, N.J., whereas Toronto FC (6-2-3) faces Columbus Crew SC on Sept. 27 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Area in East Hartford, Conn.

The Vancouver Whitecaps (3-6-0) seem to have gotten the brief finish of the stick by internet hosting the Timbers at Windfall Park in Portland, additionally Sept. 27.

TFC will probably be taking part in Columbus on the 38,000-seat stadium that’s dwelling to College of Connecticut soccer. Coincidentally, Hartford made a pitch to host Blue Jays video games when the baseball staff was scrambling to discover a place to play earlier this summer season.

Toronto will play away matches at D.C. United and New York Metropolis FC. Montreal visits the New York Pink Bulls and New England Revolution, and Vancouver performs at Actual Salt Lake and LAFC. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

“We felt that it was necessary to have a surrogate dwelling discipline that had similarities to BMO Area, in dimension, floor traits, and discipline high quality,” Toronto GM Ali Curtis mentioned in an announcement. “Additionally, from a aggressive standpoint, a precedence was to have our own residence discipline.

“Whereas taking part in at BMO Area is at all times our most popular and superb possibility, we predict the East Hartford location is the perfect accessible possibility for this subsequent section.”

Toronto may also play away matches at D.C. United and New York Metropolis FC whereas Montreal visits the New York Pink Bulls and New England Revolution. Vancouver performs at Actual Salt Lake and LAFC.

The league says further regular-season matches will probably be introduced pending additional developments concerning journey protocols.

MLS confirms Cup playoff format

Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are ending up an all-Canadian part of the schedule.

TFC has concluded its six-game stretch of video games north of the border. Vancouver and Montreal nonetheless have two extra conferences at B.C. Place Stadium.

Additionally Friday, MLS confirmed the qualification particulars and competitors format for MLS Cup playoffs.

The post-season will once more characteristic single-elimination matches hosted by the higher-seeded staff and observe a straight bracket format by to the MLS Cup on Dec. 12.

As beforehand introduced, 18 golf equipment will make the playoffs.

Eight groups from the 12-team Western Convention will qualify on to the primary spherical. The highest six seeds from the 14-team Japanese Convention will qualify on to Spherical 1.

Groups seeded seventh by 10th within the East will compete in a play-in match (No. 7 vs. No. 10, and No. eight vs. No. 9) to find out the 2 further Japanese Convention playoff entries.

The lower-seeded advancing staff will face the Japanese Convention No. 1 seed in Spherical 1, whereas the higher-seeded advancing staff will face the Japanese Convention No. 2 seed.

The playoff schedule will probably be introduced at a later date.

After shutting down in March after two video games of the common season, the league returned to motion with the the MLS is Again Match in Florida. That was adopted by Section I of return-to-play in native markets, which included the all-Canadian portion.


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