The MLS is Back Tournament has already experienced speed bumps, with FC Dallas withdrawing after 10 players and one technical staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Nashville SC’s opener was postponed, too, amid five confirmed positive cases.
Nonetheless, the New England Revolution will return to action Thursday night (8 pm ET | TUDN, Twitter) when facing the Montreal Impact in Group C’s first match.
It’ll mark New England’s (0-2) first game in over four months, with professional soccer already back stateside via the NWSL Challenge Cup. The entire arrangement – a World Cup-style event that requires a pandemic-proof bubble (in theory) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando – has its critics, but the show goes on.