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MLS to return with summer tournament after players approve new CBA

MLS to return with summer tournament after players approve new CBA

A couple of weeks after the Bundesliga returned to action, the path is now clear for Major League Soccer to do the same.

On Wednesday morning, the MLS Players Association voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement through 2025. With the vote, MLS — which suspended its season on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic — will hold a summer tournament in the Orlando area.

The Athletic reports that all 26 teams will fly to Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports, the same complex where the NBA is slated to compete this summer, around June 24.

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While exact details of the tournament have not been announced yet, the Washington Post reports that each team will play three group stage matches as part of the regular season before 16 teams advance to the knockout stage, which would not count toward the regular season standings.

The tournament is expected to last six weeks, with the final taking place in August. Players can opt out of the competition if they are granted an exemption due to family or medical reasons.

As for the resumption of the regular season, MLS is reportedly hoping that can take place after the summer tournaments in home markets, though that is dependent on conditions surrounding COVID-19.

Revolution Classics: Gustavo Bou scores stunning volley goal in Revs debut

Revolution Classics: Gustavo Bou scores stunning volley goal in Revs debut

Until Major League Soccer returns to action, NBC Sports Boston will give New England Revolution fans a chance to get their fix by re-airing some classic games. On Saturday, we'll take a look back at Gustavo Bou's stunning volley goal from his Revs debut last year, when New England beat Vancouver, 4-0.

Gustavo Bou made the perfect first impression on the New England Revolution.

On July 17 of last year, Bou made his anticipated Revs debut and did not disappoint. The 30-year-old forward made his presence felt with an incredible volley goal that helped New England to a dominant 4-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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Bou finished off the 2019 season with nine goals in 14 games played.

You can relive Bou's dazzling performance right here on NBC Sports Boston. Here's how to tune in. . .

How to Watch

NBC Sports Boston will be re-airing this match on Saturday, July 4 at 7 p.m. ET. You can watch on TV on NBC Sports Boston, or stream the action via NBCSportsBoston.com.

Liverpool win 2019-20 Premier League title with Manchester City's loss to Chelsea

Liverpool win 2019-20 Premier League title with Manchester City's loss to Chelsea

Liverpool's championship drought in England's Premier League is finally over.

The Reds clinched their first league title since 1990 on Thursday when Chelsea defeated second-place Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool, who is not scheduled to play again until next Thursday, has 86 points -- 23 more than Manchester City -- through 31 of the 38 games in the 2019-20 Premier League season. Manchester City's loss Thursday means no team will be able to catch Liverpool for the title over the final seven games of the campaign.

Liverpool's season has been a dominant one. The team's 86 points is the most in the history of England's top division through 31 games. The Reds also have clinched the Premier League title earlier than any other team in history. Furthermore, Liverpool has a chance to break Manchester City's EPL records of 100 points and 32 wins set during the 2017-18 season. The Reds are on pace for 105 points and 34 wins.

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Liverpool now has 19 top-flight titles in its storied history, one less than Manchester United for the most all-time. This Premier League title is Liverpool's third trophy since the start of the 2018-19 campaign, along with the 2019 Champions League title and 2019 UEFA Super Cup crown. 

Liverpool is owned by Fenway Sports Group, who also own the Boston Red Sox.