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Columbus Crew schedule set for MLS is Back Tournament

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FC Cincinnati midfielder Victor Ulloa (8) and Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zerdes (11) head the ball in the second half of the MLS soccer match on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Cincinnati. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

The Columbus Crew now knows who and when it will play during the group stage of the MLS is Back Tournament.

The Crew is in Group E with Atlanta United FC, FC Cincinnati, and New York Red Bulls.

Columbus will return to game action at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 against FC Cincinnati.

On July 16, the Crew will take on New York Red Bulls at 10:30 p.m.

Rounding out group play, the Crew will take on Atlanta United on July 21 at 8 p.m.

The top two teams out of each group, along with the four best third-place finishers, will move on to the knockout stage which will begin with the Round of 16, which will be played from July 25 to July 28. Quarterfinal matches will be played on July 30 and August 1. The semifinals will be played on August 5 and 6 and the championship will be played on August 11 at 8 p.m.

The MLS is Back Tournament will also feature new unique and experimental technologies during broadcasts including virtual commercial displays, new camera positions, advanced audio and fan integration elements. The tournament will also showcase unprecedented access to players and coaches.

The tournament will be played at the Walt Disney World Sports Complex in Orlando.

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