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Opening odds for MLS Is Back tournament

MLS is returning on July 8th with its MLS Is Back tournament. We break down the opening odds for the 26-team affair.

A general view of Orlando City Stadium during the soccer match between the visiting Columbus Crew and the Orlando City Lions on October 21, 2018, at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, FL. Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Major League Soccer returns to competitive play on July 8th when the MLS Is Back tournament gets underway in Orlando, Florida. The league has not announced the schedule, but the group draw has taken place for the 26-team tournament.

DraftKings Sportsbook unveiled futures odds for the tournament, and Los Angeles FC is the overwhelming favorite at +350. The next closest odds belong to Toronto FC at +900. LAFC is favored at any book you find, and you might be better suited looking for some sleeper value further down the list.

The group draws are where we can potentially find value. Odds will be incoming for the group draw, but looking at LAFC, they’ll be sizable favorites in Group F. They face off against the LA Galaxy (+2000), Portland Timbers FC (+2800), and Houston Dynamo (+6000).

The bigger question will be how the knockout bracket looks. Given the somewhat obvious nature of the group draw, I suspect LAFC will not have a chance of being paired with Toronto FC from Group C or Atlanta United FC from Group E. The league’s group draw set up a made for TV event, and I suspect we’ll see the same thing when the knockout stage schedule is announced.

For now, here are the DK Sportsbook opening odds for the 2020 MLS Is Back tournament.

MLS Is Back Tournament odds

Team June 22 odds
Team June 22 odds
Los Angeles FC +350
Toronto FC +900
Atlanta United FC +1100
New York Red Bulls +1400
Philadelphia Union +1400
FC Dallas +1600
NYCFC +1600
Seattle Sounders +1600
Sporting KC +1600
San Jose Earthquakes +1800
LA Galaxy +2000
Columbus Crew +2200
Inter Miami CF +2200
Minnesota United +2200
Orlando City SC +2800
Portland Timbers +2800
Chicago Fire +4000
New England Revolution +4000
Colorado Rapids +5000
Real Salt Lake +5000
DC United +6000
Houston Dynamo +6000
Montreal Impact +6000
Vancouver Whitecaps FC +7500
FC Cincinnati +8000
Nashville SC +8000

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