LAFC Favourites To Win The 26-Team Major League Soccer Tournament

Published on June 17th, 2020 8:34 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The season will be held in tournament format in one location in the state of Florida. Major League Soccer is coming back.

Earlier this week, teams began training again in anticipation of the league's return to action this summer.

On July 8th, the "MLS is Back Tournament" will officially kick off in Walt Disney World. This tournament will involve all of the league's 26 teams and will run until August 11th.

Here is the schedule for the tournament:

July 8th - Group Stage play begins
July 25th-28th - Round of 16
July 30th-August 1st - Quarterfinals
August 5th-6th - Semifinals
August 11th - Finals

In total, 54 matches will be played over a total of 26 matchdays.

The 26 teams will be split into six groups, with each Conference having three groups.

The top two teams from each group and the four third-place teams with the best Group Stage records will move on to the knockout stage.

Each Group Stage game will count towards the 2020 regular season standings, which is anticipated to resume sometime after the tournament concludes.

In addition to earning bonus money, the winning team will also earn a guaranteed spot in the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League tournament.


LAFC and the Seattle Sounders are currently considered the two favourites to win the summer tournament, though there are a number of very strong teams.

Let's take a look at the current betting odds for this tournament, courtesy of a major offshore book:

LAFC, +500
Seattle Sounders, +750
Atlanta United, +850
New York City FC, +900
LA Galaxy, +1000
Toronto FC, +1000
Minnesota United, +1200
Montreal Impact, +1800
New York Red Bulls, +1800
Sporting Kansas City, +1800
Columbus Crew, +2000
Real Salt Lake, +2200
FC Dallas, +2500
Philadelphia Union, +2500
Portland Timbers, +2500
San Jose Earthquakes, +2500
Inter Miami CF, +2800
New England Revolution, +2800
Chicago Fire, +3300
Colorado Rapids, +4000
DC United, +4000
Houston Dynamo, +5000
Orlando City, +5000
FC Cincinnati, +6000
Vancouver Whitecaps, +6600
Nashville SC, +8000

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