MLS is Back Group Draw

Nashville SC placed into Group A for MLS is Back Tournament, will face Orlando, Philadelphia and Chicago

NASHVILLE  – Nashville Soccer Club announced today in conjunction with Major League Soccer that the club will compete in Group A in the MLS is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. on July 8 through Aug. 11. 

Nashville SC was drawn as Team 6 in Group A and therefore will take on Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire FC in the Group Stage. Group A will also feature fellow 2020 Expansion Club Inter Miami CF and New York City FC. 

The format of the tournament will mirror a FIFA World Cup format with each team playing three group stage matches, and those results counting in the 2020 MLS Regular Season standings.  After 16 consecutive days of group stage matches, the top two teams from each group along with the four best third-place finishers will move on to the knockout stage. For more details on the competition visit here.

The group stage will run from July 8-23. Dates and times TBD. 

Groups

GROUP A

Eastern Conference

  1. Orlando City SC
  2. Inter Miami CF
  3. New York City FC
  4. Philadelphia Union
  5. Chicago Fire FC
  6. Nashville SC

GROUP B

Western Conference

  1. Seattle Sounders FC
  2. FC Dallas
  3. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  4. San Jose Earthquakes

GROUP C

Eastern Conference

  1. Toronto FC
  2. New England Revolution
  3. Montreal Impact
  4. D.C. United

GROUP D

Western Conference

  1. Real Salt Lake
  2. Sporting KC
  3. Colorado Rapids
  4. Minnesota United FC

GROUP E

Eastern Conference

  1. Atlanta United
  2. FC Cincinnati
  3. New York Red Bulls
  4. Columbus Crew SC

GROUP F

Western Conference

  1. LAFC
  2. LA Galaxy
  3. Houston Dynamo
  4. Portland Timbers

Tune in on Nashville SC's Facebook page at 4 p.m. CT to hear live reactions to Nashville SC's group draw from Head Coach Gary Smith and captain Dax McCarty. Then head over to our Instagram page at 5 p.m. CT for live analysis from Nashville SC broadcasters Tony Husband and Jamie Watson. 

Stay tuned to NashvilleSC.com and Nashville SC on social media for complete coverage of the MLS is Back Tournament.