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TODAY: MLS Clubs Begin to Arrive for MLS is Back Tournament
How to Cover the MLS is Back Tournament:
Photo and Video Assets, Media Access Calendar, and Reference Material available on MLS Media Resources Site
NEW YORK
(Wednesday, June 24, 2020) – As MLS clubs begin to arrive in Orlando, Fla. this week in advance of the MLS is Back Tournament, MLS Communications has created a dedicated website with assets and team access information, as well as reference material on game days to assist media with coverage of the
MLS is Back Tournament
.

  • B-ROLL ALERT: The San Jose Earthquakes, under the direction of head coach Matias Almeyda and led by MLS all-time leading goal scorer Chris Wondolowski, will be the first team to arrive into Orlando for training in advance of the MLS is Back Tournament. B-roll, photos and soundbytes from the team’s travel and arrival will be available Wednesday evening following the team’s afternoon arrival and mandatory testing.


All assets around the
MLS is Back Tournament
can be found at the
MLS Media Resources site
, which will provide media with a comprehensive rights-free package including soundbytes, b-roll, photos, statistics and more.
MEDIA RESOURCES
Media Access Calendar for Club Availabilities
The Media Resources Site will hold a calendar of all player and coach media availabilities throughout the
MLS is Back Tournament
, including:

  • All non-game day coach and player video conference availabilities, including those upon arrival to Orlando and match preview video conferences.
  • Post-game virtual press conference details
  • Note no media will be allowed on location during team training sessions


Soundbytes & B-Roll
: A source for all rights-free video content
All video content will be available for download, including:


Photography, Headshots & Graphics
MLS will provide a catalogue of rights-free photography for editorial use. MLS Media Resources Site will host:


Match Center: A Source for all match information on Game Days

  • Lineups
  • Game Notes
  • Post-game virtual press conference information
  • Halftime & Final match statistics


Statistics & Standings
The Media Resources site will host a collection of reference material including:

  • League stats and facts
  • MLS is Back Tournament standings
  • 2020 MLS regular season standings
  • The 2020 Fact & Record Book


MLS is Back Tournament Competition Guidelines
The MLS is Back Tournament guidelines will include:

  • Competition format information
  • Tie-breaker procedures
  • Tournament discipline procedures


Contact Info
Contact info for all tournament, league and club personnel to assist in your coverage.

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