MLS Options For A Restart Are Limited

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
May 14, 2020 - 9:55 am

Club soccer returns in a big way this weekend as Germany's Bundesliga starts back up. If you pair that with the UK's announcement that the EPL could return in the next two or three weeks, MLS fans have gotten very optimistic about our domestic league returning.

On Wednesday more info about a potential restart for the MLS became public and it centered around the entire league relocating to Orlando and playing a tournament-style season from there.

While this may not be most fans preferred option to get the league going again, Atlanta United Analyst Jason Longshore says it's the most realistic.

"I don't think there's a lot of options for Major League Soccer. Germany is a smaller country, it's not dramatically different from the north to the south or the east to west," outlines Longhsore. "Here you're going to have a situation when you've got half the league able to do Phase 1 individual training and half the league that is not allowed to do that."

Longhsore continues, "you can't make the next step to group and team training if everyone isn't on the same page. For MLS to get started in any reasonable time frame they have to go to a central location. To get a league season back under way, it's not the classic way to do it, but probably the only way you can ensure that everyone can play matches at the same time."

To hear Jason Longshore's entire interview with John and Hugh, click here