Revolution grouped with Toronto, Montreal and DC United

The MLS has held its draw for league's World Cup-style format today, and the Revolution seem to have made out well with its group:

Toronto FC (0-0-1)
Montreal Impact
DC United

New England dropped one game to Montreal 2-1 before the pandemic cut short the regular season.

All told, since Bruce Arena was named sporting director last season, the Revolution are 0-1-4 against their group competitors:

Toronto FC (0-0-1)
Montreal Impact (0-1-1)
DC United (0-0-2)

So, in other words, there's no dominant team and it should be very competitive, which is what you hope for in a group stage.

One negative: Midfielder Luis Caicedo will miss the season after having knee surgery.

The particulars about the tournament:

Top two clubs from each group and four best third-place finishers advance to quarterfinals.


June 24: Teams begin arriving in Florida
July 8: Group Stage begins
July 25-28: Round of 16
July 30-August 1: Quarterfinals
August 5-6: Semifinals
August 11: Final

MLS IS BACK TOURNAMENT – July 8 – August 11

Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort
Number of Matches: 54 (39 group; 15 knockout)
No. of matchdays: 26
Format: Group Stage, followed by Round-of-16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals & Championship match
Minimum Matches: 3 (per club)
Maximum Matches: 7 (per club)