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Orlando City will play expansion Inter Miami CF in the opening match of the MLS is Back Tournament starting next month in Florida.

The July 8 matchup is a nod to the tournament's host state. Games will be played without fans in attendance at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.

The draw for the group stage field for the World Cup-style event was held Thursday, a day after Major League Soccer announced the details of the event that will return its teams to competition. MLS will be the second professional sports team league in the United States to return to the field. The National Women's Soccer League will play a tournament in Utah starting June 27.

LAFC and the rival Los Angeles Galaxy were selected in the same group in the Western Conference, while Canadian rivals Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact also wound up in the same group in the East.

Apart from the opening match, the schedule for the other games has not been announced.

The league's 26 teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament. Group matches will count toward the regular-season standings.

Sixteen teams will advance to the knockout round, with the winner earning a spot in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League.

Teams had played just two games to start the season when the league suspended play March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The groups for the tournament:

Group A (Eastern Conference): Orlando City, Inter Miami, New York City, Philadelphia Union, Chicago Fire, Nashville SC.

Group B (Western Conference): Seattle Sounders, FC Dallas, Vancouver Whitecaps, San Jose Earthquakes

Group C (Eastern Conference): Toronto FC, New England Revolution, Montreal Impact, D.C. United.

Group D (Western Conference): Real Salt Lake, Sporting Kansas City, Colorado Rapids, Minnesota United.

Group E (Eastern Conference): Atlanta United FC, FC Cincinnati, New York Red Bulls, Columbus Crew.

Group F (Western Conference): LAFC, LA Galaxy, Houston Dynamo, Portland Timbers.

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