Two rounds of the eMLS Tournament Special presented by Coca-Cola and PlayStation are in the books, with LAFC and Sporting Kansas City advancing to the semifinals on consecutive weekends. Now, four more teams will take center stage and battle it out via FIFA 20 on Sunday, May 3 at 7 pm ET (watch on FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN).
The Hudson River Derby will come to the eMLS world, with New York Red Bulls and NYCFC meeting in one Round of 16 battle. Aaron Long and Sean Johnson will respectively represent the rivals in Leg 1, then Leg 2 pegs gamers Adamou and Didychrislito against each other.
The other matchup takes inspiration from the Texas Derby, as FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo clash. Fafa Picault and Memo Rodriguez will take to the sticks in Leg 1, with i9ibbs and Kid M3mito the eMLS players for each club in Leg 2.
You can find the list of matchups below — each series consists of two games: one played by the MLS players and one played by the eMLS pros. The highest aggregate (score) from the two will advance to the next round, with the series moving to a third game between the two MLS players in the event of a tie.
New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC
- MLS: Aaron Long vs. Sean Johnson
- eMLS: Adamou vs. didychrislito
FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo
- MLS: Fafa Picault vs. Memo Rodriguez
- eMLS: i9ibbs vs. M3mito
The winners of the first two series will compete in the night’s final matchup, played under the same format, with the winner booking a semifinal spot on May 17.
You can check out the updated bracket for the entire five-week tournament below: