Houston Dynamo to face Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy & Portland Timbers in MLS is Back Tournament
The Houston Dynamo were drawn into Group F along with Los Angeles Football Club, the LA Galaxy and the Portland Timbers earlier today for the MLS is Back Tournament this summer in Orlando, Florida.
The Dynamo will face the Galaxy in a rematch of Opening Day, when they played to a 1-1 draw in front of a sold-out crowd at BBVA Stadium on Feb. 29. Houston will also face an LAFC side which features the 2019 MLS Most Valuable Player, Carlos Vela. The Timbers, who are led by 2017 league MVP Diego Valeri, round out the group.
A full schedule with dates, kickoff times and broadcast information will be announced in the coming days.
Clubs will begin arriving in Orlando as early as June 24 for preseason training. Clubs that can conduct full team training in their markets pursuant to the league’s medical and testing protocols must arrive no later than seven days before their first match.
Each team will play three group stage matches, and those results will count in the 2020 MLS regular season standings. After 16 consecutive days of group stage matches, the top two teams from each group along with the four best third-place finishers will move on to the knockout stage. Click HERE for the MLS is Back Tournament Competition Guidelines