Toronto FC, Whitecaps return to full training ahead of next month’s MLS tournament

Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps resumed full team training Monday ahead of next month’s MLS is Back tournament.

They join Atlanta United, Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, Inter Miami, Los Angeles Galaxy, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City, Philadelphia Union and Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City in holding full team sessions.

The Montreal Impact players are still training in small groups, awaiting approval to go to the next step.

The teams are preparing for returning to action at the league’s World Cup-style tournament scheduled to run July 8 to Aug. 11 in the Orlando area.

WATCH | Details of MLS’ resumption plan:

All 26 teams will take part in a tournament to be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in the Orlando area beginning July 8. 1:37

The league lifted its team training moratorium on June 4, pending approval of individual club plans by local authorities and the league.

In advance of full team training, players have to complete a physical examination and pass two COVID-19 tests. Players, coaches and select staff must pass tests every other day to attend training.

Players can go inside their training centre as long as they maintain physical distancing.

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