Major League Soccer is amending its plans to resume the 2020 season so that its proposed return-to-play tournament would "fit within a shorter time frame," according to ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle.

The Athletic's Jeff Rueter reported May 21 that MLS was considering a format similar to the World Cup. Teams would be split into four groups. The top two group finishers after five matches would then move on to a knockout round.

Once the tournament concludes, a more traditional regular season would begin.

The Washington Post's Steven Goff reported May 11 that MLS was looking to have all 26 teams move to the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida, to train and stage matches. The NBA is exploring a similar plan to resume its 2019-20 season.