Key dates for the 2021 MLS season

Major League Soccer activity is about to resume and this Saturday, the league published an update one the key dates prior to the start of the 26th season in its history, which includes the day each team will report to preseasonAccording to the competition they are going to face, it should be remembered that Toronto FC will play the Canadian Championship, while four clubs will represent MLS in the next Concacaf Champions League.

The first to report

Toronto FC will be first MLS team to report to preseason, as they will play the grand final of the Canadian Championship against Forge FC, who will distribute the last available ticket for the Concacaf Champions League and will be presented to the training fields on next February 17.

For its part, Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, Philadelphia, Union and Portland Timbers will serve as MLS representatives in the most important club tournament in the area, so they will be able to report to the preseason from February 24, to undergo a 7-day quarantine and start their jobs from March 3.

Quarantine and physical evidence

The teams of the 22 remaining franchises must start a 7-day quarantine before March 1, the day on which they will be able to appear at the facilities of their respective teams to present the corresponding physical tests before the official start of the preseason.

Start of preseason

The preseason of the 2021 campaign of Major League Soccer will formally begin on March 8 with group training and will last for six weeks, until the start of the 26th season in American football.

Regular season

The MLS had announced that the regular season of the 2021 season would start on April 3, however a few days ago the league itself revealed that the campaign will formally begin next Saturday, April 17This is due to the delay caused by the lengthy negotiations between the league and the Players Association (MLSPA), which ended in the agreement of a new collective contract, after the threat of a possible strike.

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