A rooting guide for the MLS is Back Tournament
As I gleefully read the announcement regarding the MLS is Back Tournament (starting in less than a month with 9 a.m., 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. games!), my phone started buzzing. It was a friend from out of town saying what a lot of casual sports fans are saying right now:
"I need a primer on who to root for."
It makes sense. Given that MLS will be the first men's major North American league back, sports fans who weren't already into MLS are going to get into this tournament heavily. They'll watch, they'll bet, they'll fall in love.
So I get started with the basic question of which team to make yours. Here's a guide:
New England Revolution
They have the coolest coach in the world and absolute legends like Carles Gil, Gustavo Bou (a.k.a. La Pantera), Teal Bunbury and Matt Turner.
Plus, unlike New York City FC, they have an actual team name.
Don't overthink it.
Thanks for reading!