Houston Dynamo, Austin FC and FC Dallas will all participate within the newly shaped La Copita preseason event in April, the teams introduced Friday.
Along with the three Texas-based MLS golf equipment, USL Championship side San Antonio FC can even be collaborating within the competition, with fellow USL outfit Oklahoma City Vitality additionally participating in a single La Copita match on Tuesday, April 6 against Houston.
Houston will welcome Oklahoma City because the event’s first visitor on April 6 at Aveva Stadium.
“It’s good for all of us to have competition,” FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez said in a Friday launch from the membership. “We normally don’t play one another in preseason and wait till the regular season however there’s apparent challenges with journey so we must be extra regionalized. Our directors and leaders have collaborated to make this doable so I feel it’s great. All of us want it, competition is what’s going to permit us to be ready for the actual season.”
Added Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna: “I’m glad we have now been in a position to set up La Copita, and we’re hopeful it turns into an essential a part of Austin FC’s preparations every season for years to come.”
FC Dallas can even play a preseason match against San Antonio FC at Toyota Field on March 27, however that sport will solely rely towards La Copita table for San Antonio. It will likely be a normal preseason match for FC Dallas with no bearing on its La Copita standing.
Most video games will likely be out there to stream through the golf equipment’ web sites.
The event will run from March 27-April 10 with the winner being determined by a single-group table. All 4 collaborating golf equipment will play three 90-minute matches to build up points. The usual rule of three points for a win and zero points for a loss applies, however ties will likely be determined by a penalty shootout with the winning team taking two points and the dropping team taking one. Goal distinction and variety of goals scored will serve as tiebreakers if golf equipment finish on the identical variety of points within the table.
See the full preseason schedule for Austin, Dallas, Houston and each MLS membership right here.