It was reported on Monday that FC Dallas will not be participating in the controversial MLS is Back Tournament because 10 of its players and one staff member have coronavirus according to Tom Marshall of ESPN. The Major League Soccer season was to begin this season in Orlando starting on Wednesday, and at this time still plans to proceed with 25 clubs instead of 26.
Heading into the tournament MLS announced that all games from the group stage of the tournament will count towards the 2020 MLS regular season standings. The games in the knockout stage of the tournament will not count toward the standings, however the winner will represent the MLS in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League. That position is usually reserved for the MLS regular season champion.