It seems like just yesterday that the New England Revolution were eliminated in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals, but fans won’t have to wait too much longer. Major League Soccer announced what the 2021 schedule will look like on Monday afternoon.
The 2021 season will begin on April 3rd with the preseason beginning on February 22nd. The preseason period will last 6 weeks and players will be forced to quarantine once they report to their clubs.
After that things start to get a little less concrete. Late August will be Rivalry Week while the All-Star game is slated for “late summer.”
There are also still some questions about the Canadian clubs and how they will participate in the 2021 season. If MLS follows the lead of the NHL, there may not be a “Maple Syrup Derby” in 2021.
Also, there will still be an abundant amount of caution when it comes to COVID-19. During the regular season, players, coaches, technical staff’s and essential club staff will be tested every other day. Also, clubs will continue to take chartered flights to away games.
The season concludes with Decision Day on November 7th, and the MLS Cup taking place on December 11th.
So get ready Revolution fans, plans are in place and New England will be returning to the pitch soon enough.