As the month of July comes to a close, the MLS is Back Tournament has settled into a comfortable rhythm.
Despite the early problems it had to confront — with two teams having to drop out due to multiple COVID-19 positive tests among players — the league was able to stabilize the situation within its Disney World bubble.
Since July 12, there have been no new reported cases of the coronavirus in testing among the active teams in the tournament. The effect has been to create a competition with increasing excitement, as teams reacclimated to games for the first time in months.
The quarterfinal match-ups are now set, with a few of the familiar favorites reasserting dominance after some initial struggles in the group stage.
The Revolution are not among the final eight after falling to the Union in a 1-0 Round of 16 loss on Saturday night.