NEW YORK – The eMLS Tournament Special will debut Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 7 p.m. ET.
The series will be hosted by FOX Sports Stu Holden, Rachel Bonnetta and Rodolfo Landeros, with color commentary from Mike LaBelle. Each Sunday at 7 p.m. ET the five-episode series will team up MLS players and eMLS players from the same MLS clubs in single-elimination EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 tournaments.
MLS players and eMLS players from the same MLS clubs will team up in a single-elimination EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 tournament. The winning club will advance to the final set to take place on Sunday, May 17.
The Week One Tournament pits the Chicago Fire against FC Cincinnati before the digital version of El Trafico between LA Galaxy and LAFC takes the stage.
The opening match will feature two Costa Rican international defenders on opposite ends of the digital pitch as Chicago Fire’s Francisco Calvo faces off against FC Cincinnati’s Kendall Waston in the first leg.
The second leg sees FC Cincinnati’s eMLS competitor Gordon Thornsberry, ranked 30th in the world on PS4 in the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series against Chicago Fire’s Enrique Espinoza. Espinoza truly blurs the digital and the physical pitch by representing Chicago Fire as their eMLS competitor while also coaching for the Chicago Fire Juniors City youth club.
El Trafico focuses on the attacking side of the pitch with LA Galaxy’s newest striker and Mexican International Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez against crosstown rival and LAFC offensive force Adama Diomande in Leg One of Week One’s second matchup.
Leg Two features Galaxy’s Giuseppe Guastella, a fove-time finalist in the FIFA eWorld Cup, and LAFC’s eMLS player, Martin Oregel. Oregel is new to eMLS this season but already making statements as a top-100 ranked FIFA player in the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 Global Series.
|Team||MLS Player||eMLS Player|
|Chicago Fire||Francisco Calvo||Enrique ‘BITW7’ Espinoza|
|FC Cincinnati||Kendall Waston||Gordon ‘Fiddle’ Thornsberry|
|LAFC||Adama Diomande||Martin ‘RemiMartinn’ Oregel|
|LA Galaxy||Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez||Giuseppe ‘GODFATHER’ Guastella|