ESPN looking to “own the morning” with MLS Is Back Tournament 

The main soccer field at the ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex in Orlando (Credit: MLS)

ESPN is confident that the early kickoffs during Major League Soccer's MLS Is Back Tournament will lead to significant domestic television ratings during the mornings for the sports network this summer.

MLS's quarantined tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex in Orlando, Florida, is scheduled to begin on July 8. The competition, which is being held without spectators, has been hit hard by the withdrawal of FC Dallas following 11 positive Covid-19 cases in the team's traveling party.

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