The LA Galaxy will face LAFC in Group F of the ‘MLS is Back’ tournament. But there were plenty of strange things happening during the draw.
COG STUDIOS, Calif. — “MLS is Back!” Now everyone can go to lunch after thinking of one of the most creative tournament names in the history of the sport. But in all seriousness, the Orlando tournament is a go. And despite the Mickey Mouse nature of the seeding and the goofy draw, we’re still left with a magical kingdom of soccer.
Are we done with the puns yet? Then off to Neverland, we go!
On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira are ready to go! And they’ve got all the details you need about the Orlando tournament, the weirdest “not rigged” MLS draw, and some more confirmation that the LA Galaxy got it all correct when they bought out Aleksandar Katai’s contract.
The guys will start by getting you through all the fun that is about to happen for this Orlando tournament. That includes 16 days of consecutive soccer and a boatload of matches that will take over July and weasel its way into August. They’ll also update you on what plans the Galaxy might have for traveling to Florida and what that means for their home training schedule.
Josh will also clue you in on a conference call with MLS Commissioner Don Garber, and why he thinks things are looking good for a regular-season after this tournament is over. Josh even has some rumors surrounding how many games could be played in that regular season and why things could easily stretch into December. You know, as long as the Pandemic cooperates.
Plus, can you say creative advertising and in-game virtual fans?
But the real focus of this episode is how MLS, who always gets criticized for not being transparent, took their opaqueness to another level with their “random draw.” The guys will tell you how Miami go placed into the tournament and all the wrong decisions the league made while throwing the integrity of an asterisk riddled season more into doubt. Their asterisks have asterisks.
However, MLS got what it wanted, as the Galaxy are placed in the group of death alongside LAFC, Portland, and Houston. It’s going to be a battle to get out of the group.
We’ve got an absolutely packed show that you’re not going to want to miss.