MLS decides Canadian teams to play each other

Toronto FC (Wikimedia Commons)

Major League Soccer has a temporary plan what to do with Canadian teams as the league plans to resume with its schedule in a coronavirus era. According to the Canadian Press on Thursday, the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps will play each other as the Canadian-United States border remains closed.

Vancouver will play in Toronto on August 18 and 21. Montreal will host Vancouver on August 25 and then play host to Toronto on August 28. Vancouver will then host Toronto on September 5. The plan at this time is to have all three Canadian teams play six games between August 18 and September 16.

It is too early at this time to figure out what Major League Soccer might do with the Canadian clubs after mid-September. There is no question that Canada is taking coronavirus extremely seriously and it is very possible that the Canadian-American border will remain closed until the end of the calendar year at the absolute earliest.

At this time, Toronto FC is in second place in the Eastern Conference with a record of two wins and three ties for nine points. The Montreal Impact are tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference with the New York Red Bulls with seven points. The Impact and Red Bulls are at two wins, two losses and one tie. The Whitecaps meanwhile are tied for eighth place in the Western Conference with Real Salt Lake at six points. Vancouver’s record is at two wins and three losses.

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