With a growing proportion of MLS teams getting local approval to participate in full-team training sessions again, the San Jose Earthquakes are a couple steps behind, having only been approved to resume individual training at the club’s training facility last week.
So it’s not much of a surprise that the Quakes are going to be one of the first teams headed to Orlando for the MLS is Back Tournament, according to local reporter (and Center Line Soccer founder) Robert Jonas.
The #Quakes74, still unable to train together as a team due to local restrictions, will be among the first teams to arrive in Orlando for the #MLSisBack tournament. The team will travel on June 24 and plans to hold two weeks of full training ahead of it's Group B opener. #VamosSJ— Robert Jonas (@robertjonas) June 17, 2020
Teams are allowed to go to Orlando from June 24, although most teams will likely wait another week or so to arrive if they can hold full-team training at home. But given the restriction, it makes sense to head over early if at all possible.
So if the Quakes win the tournament, which ends Aug. 11, they would be in Orlando a tick under seven weeks. If they exit before then, they come home earlier. I have to imagine the team wants to stay as long as possible, but they could end up being there quite a bit longer than most teams, and hopefully they are taken care of and kept safe throughout.
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