FC Dallas eMLS player Alan (AlanAvi) Avila kicks off his 2021 eMLS season tonight, January 5 at 7:30 PM CT as the four-night qualifying stage begins for the league’s Series One presented by Coca-Cola and PlayStation.
Each player will compete in a slate of 14 single-leg qualifying matches, which are set for January 5-6 and 12-13. Competitors will earn three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss, with the top eight players advancing to the two-leg League Series One Tournament on January 16-17. The prize pool for League Series One is $15,000.
Avila will face the following eMLS players on Jan. 5:
Orlando City’s Douglas Bendeck (Maloney) at 7:30 PM CT
Montreal Impact’s Mehdi (mehdibob3) Benghalem at 8 PM CT
St. Louis SC’s Hasib (STL CITY SC HASIB) Zulfic at 8:30 PM CT
Philadelphia Union’s Macisse (cisseSZN) Diop at 9 PM CT
Avila’s opponents on Jan. 6:
Chicago Fire FC’s Guillermo (Kid M3mito) Trevino at 7:30 PM CT
Nashville SC’s Cormac (DOOLSTA) Dooley at 8 PM CT
Colorado Rapids’ Brandan (Gonzo) Gonzalez at 8:30 PM CT
Inter Miami CF’s Pablo (IMCF_Pabs) Georgakopoulos at 9 PM CT
Avila’s opponents on Jan. 12:
D.C. United’s Mohamed (KingCJ0) Diop at 7:30 PM CT
LAFC’s Martin (RemiMartinn) Oregel at 8 PM CT
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Erfan (Skill Shack) Hosseini at 8:30 PM CT
Toronto FC’s Phil (PhilB94) Balke at 9 PM CT
Avila’s opponents on Jan. 13:
Minnesota United FC’s Brandon (tokyorift) Yamane at 7:30 PM CT
New York Red Bulls’ George (Adamou) Adamou at 8 PM CT
League Series One is the first of three eMLS tournaments taking place in 2021. The season will continue in February with eMLS League Two presented by Coca-Cola and conclude in March with eMLS Cup presented by Coca-Cola.
The season will feature a $70,000 prize pool and will be headlined by eMLS Cup presented by Coca-Cola on March 20-21. Matches will be played on EA SPORTS FIFA 21, exclusively on PlayStation 4.