Countdown to MLS is Back - 1 Day

Countdown to MLS is Back presented by Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center | 1 Day: Rep Sporting during the tournament

For the first time since match play was suspended March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Soccer action will resume July 8 with the historic and unprecedented MLS is Back Tournament. This marquee competition will see all 26 clubs descend on ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, marking the emphatic return of men's professional soccer in the United States after a near four-month hiatus.

As the opening match approaches, SportingKC.com is presenting a 20-day preview of the World-Cup style tournament from June 18 through July 7 called Countdown to MLS is Back presented by Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center.

Sporting Kansas City will kick off their Group D campaign on July 12 against rivals Minnesota United FC before facing the Colorado Rapids on July 17 and Real Salt Lake on July 22, with all three games shown live nationally on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN app. To visit the series homepage as it expands, head to SportingKC.com/MLSisBack.


With just 24 hours until the MLS is Back Tournament kicks off and five days until Sporting Kansas City faces Minnesota United FC in its Group D opener, now is the time to make sure you're stocked up on Sporting swag.

Supporters of all ages can visit MLSstore.com to shop from a variety of Sporting Kansas City gear, including authentic and replica jerseys, face coverings, summer tank tops, T-shirts, hats, blankets, bed and bath items, collectibles and much more.

Additionally, keep your eyes peeled on SportingKC.com and the club's social media channels for upcoming opportunities to visit the SportingStyle Pop-In Store and other SportingStyle locations at Children's Mercy Park.

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