MLSsoccer.com's unprecedented preseason coverage continues to build into next week when we'll be in Buena Vista, Fla., for the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic.
This past couple of weeks we've been hosting live chats during select preseason games and bringing postgame highlights and reactions. However, we're upping the ante next week as, in addition to complete editorial coverage, we'll be streaming live video from the opening games of the Pro Classic, which for the second year will be hosted by the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.
The Houston Dynamo, FC Dallas and Toronto FC will join USL PRO side Orlando City for the tournament. All three MLS clubs return from last year’s edition in which Toronto finished second and Houston beat Dallas for third place. The New York Red Bulls won the inaugural tournament, defeating Toronto 4-0 in the final.
Orlando City is a new D-III team, having moved from Austin, Texas (formerly the Austin Aztex) in the offseason.
The tournament's semifinals are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24. Both games will stream live on MLSsoccer.com, with commentary provided by MLSsoccer.com's Jason Saghini alongside HoustonDynamo.com's Jonathan Yardley.
The third-place and Championship games will stream live on ESPN3.com on Saturday, Feb. 26.
FULL SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)
Thursday, Feb. 24 (semifinals)
6 p.m. — FC Dallas vs. Orlando City (live on MLSsoccer.com)
8 p.m. — Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC (live on MLSsoccer.com)
Saturday, Feb. 26
6 p.m. — Third-place game (live on ESPN3.com)
8 p.m. — Championship game (live on ESPN3.com)