Some of Major League Soccer's biggest stars, including the LA Galaxy's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Orlando City's Nani, are joining up with their eMLS counterparts for a five-week, nationally-televised FIFA 20 tournament, debuting on Sunday, April 19 at 7 pm ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes.
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The eMLS Tournament Special presented by Coca-Cola and PlayStation, a part of MLS Unites — a league-wide platform designed to educate communities, entertain fans and elevate heroic efforts taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four MLS teams compete per weekend = four weekly winners
2-Leg Matchups (MLS Players VS eMLS Players)
Championship for eMLS Tournament winners play on May 17th
“The eMLS Tournament Special represents the spirit of MLS Unites by entertaining fans and giving back to our communities,” Camilo Durana, MLS senior vice president of properties and events, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled many of the league’s top players are joining our eMLS participants to compete and also provide benefit for those on the front lines. We are also thankful to FOX Sports and all of our partners for their collaboration on the innovative series that will be both fun to watch and make a difference.”
After each episode, MLS WORKS, the league’s social responsibility platform, and FOX Sports will make a donation on behalf of the winning club to Feeding America, with MLS also supporting Food Banks Canada.
LAFC's Adama Diomande and pro gamer RemiMartinn (Martin Oregel) stole the game with a win 6-1 against Chicago Fire, represented by Francisco Calvo for the first episode of eMLS Tournament Special, therefore sending them to the finals on May 17.
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