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The teams best positioned for success in the MLS is Back Tournament


In the best of circumstances, playing three games in the span of 10 days or so in the summer heat of Orlando would require some serious squad rotation. And these are far from the best of circumstances.

Hot and humid weather, quick turnarounds, lack of match fitness due to the months-long COVID-19 suspension and the possibility of players missing games for positive coronavirus tests will strain every roster at the MLS is Back Tournament. Even clubs who don’t get hit by injury or illness will need to lean on their depth, particularly those who advance deep into a tournament that will see the two finalists play seven games in roughly one month.

Published: July 22, 2020


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