Schedule out; league adjusts Lions pool rules
Major League Soccer released its tournament schedule two weeks before the opening match, unveiling a rule change that could benefit Orlando City.
The tournament features 54 matches spanning 33 days and will be played at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Disney World property. Teams began reporting to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on Wednesday and will play matches from July 8-23.
The tournament will begin with a group stage, with all 26 teams divided into six pools. The Lions are the top seed in Group A, which has six teams while all other pools have four.
Despite the difference in composition, the league originally announced only the top two teams could advance