The MLS was the draw for his tournament summer Thursday afternoon and we can say that the Impact is badly fallen in that can be found in the group of death.
The Blue-white-black can be found in the group with the Toronto FC, the Revolution of the New England and the D. C. United, the three formations that have participated in the playoffs last season.
“Any group is difficult because all the teams can win the tournament. It is three games, and after that goes very quickly,” said Samuel Piette video a few minutes after the draw.
He said he was very happy to be in the same group as the great rival of Montreal.
“I am very happy and I think that this would not have been a true tournament if they had not been with them.
“We proved in the beginning of the season that we have the players to compete against anyone. One has won a round of the champions League. They beat New England and I don’t see why we couldn’t do it again.”
The MLS has assigned a head of time series in each of the groups, A, C, and E to the Association Is a, B, D, and F to the West. We took the four semi-finalists of the last playoffs (Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles FC, and Seattle), Orlando, which hosts the tournament, and Real Salt Lake, the team of the Western conference with the most points after Seattle and LAFC.
It was also decided to place Miami in the group with Orlando as to emphasize the fact that the tournament took place in Florida, we wanted the opening match between the two clubs floridiens.
In this draw there was no abacus, we can say that the MLS has had the chance since several rivals natural are found in the same group.
In addition to the Impact and Toronto that are together in group C, we found Vancouver and Seattle B. Kansas City and Real Salt Lake are animated by a great rivalry for several years, and find themselves in group D.
The fate decided that the two teams from Ohio are in group E while the Los Angeles FC and the Galaxy of Los Angeles are both in group F.
So we can say that there are games strong interesting draw in this tournament.
The MLS usually like things well done and to present productions quite licked. This was not the case this time.
We had a facilitator, who seemed to be in his home office and which was discussed with the representatives of the three seedings for each of the two associations.
They then had to choose capsules that contained the name of the other configurations.
These capsules were based on a carton for eggs and the numbers were written in felt-tip pen. Let’s say that we were not far from the tv community.
One would have expected that the commissioner, Don Garber, participates in the sweepstakes portion of this broadcast, but rather, it is his deputy, and president of the MLS Mark Abbott, who delivered a short speech pre-recorded.
The group phase will take place from 8 to 23 July and will be followed by the round of the knockout stages of the 25 to the 28. The quarter finals will be played 30 July and 1 August. The semi-finals will take place on 5 and 6 August and the final will be held on 11 August.
So these are 54 games that will be played during the competition that lasts a month and is a prelude to the return to regular competition.
A team will play at least three games and two teams that reach the final will play seven.
Remember that only the matches of the group stage will count to the ranking of the season 2020.