After a long wait, Major League Soccer will resume on July 8th with a new World Cup-style format tournament, which includes a group stage and a knockout stage. Here you will find all 24 teams (FC Dallas and Nashville SC withdrew) involved and their group rivals, with the most notable dates of the schedule and how the group standings will be.

The MLS is Back tournament will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, with a day-long schedule that'll have teams divided into six groups. Each team will play three games over a 16-day period. The two teams with the best record of every group and the four best third-place finishers will qualify for the knockout stage.

All knockout stage games will settle after 90 minutes and tied matches will go straight to a penalty shootout, with no extra time. The winner of the MLS is Back tournament will qualify for the upcoming edition of the CONCACAF Champions League.

MLS is Back Schedule 2020

Stage Date
Group Stage July 8th to July 23rd
Round of 16 July 25th to July 28th
Quarterfinals July 30th to August 1st
Semifinals August 5th & 6th
Final August 11
Nani of Orlando City SC (Getty).

MLS is Back Group Standings 2020

Group A (Eastern Conference)

# Teams Pts
1 Philadelphia Union 0
1 Orlando City 0
1 New York City FC 0
1 Inter Miami FC 0

Group B (Western Conference)

# Teams Pts
1 Chicago Fire FC 0
1 San Jose Earthquakes 0
1 Seattle Sounders 0
1 Vancouver Whitecaps 0

Group C (Eastern Conference)

# Teams Pts
1 New England Revolution 0
1 DC United 0
1 Toronto FC 0
1 Montreal Impact 0

Group D (Western Conference)

# Teams Pts
1 Real Salt Lake 0
1 Colorado Rapids 0
1 Sporting Kansas City 0
1 Minnesota United 0

Group E (Eastern Conference)

# Teams Pts
1 New York Red Bulls 0
1 Columbus Crew 0
1 FC Cincinnati 0
1 Atlanta United 0

Group F (Western Conference)

# Teams Pts
1 Houston Dynamo 0
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 0
1 Portland Timbers 0
1 Los Angeles FC 0

# Qualified for Playoffs Round of 16
# Third-placed teams
 

FC Dallas and Nashville SC withdrawal

Major League Soccer announced that FC Dallas and Nashville SC have withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament. Players and staff members tested from both teams tested positive for Covid-19. The decision was made in the best interest of the health of all players and staff participating in the tournament, the league said.