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Monday January 13, 2014 9:20pm

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typical MLS teams: Toronto, NY, Philly, Crew, Montreal, and Orlando.

But there is a new addition Fluminese U23's will be participating. Could this be a potential dry run for eventual Brasilian sides playing in these pre-season tourneys? Maybe, but Brasilain State Championships are from January to May, and then the Brasilian Serie A starts in May.

But the players in Brasil are very unhappy about the lack of time off. The players Union is looking to get rid of the Brasilian State Championships, citing that the state tourneys are outdated and not needed when they now have a single table vibrant Brazilian Serie A. If the players Union wins and State tourneys are done away with then it's a possibility that they move the Brasilian Serie A more in line with an MLS starting time meaning March to December(which in Brasil is fall to Summer). Which ultimately means that Brasilian teams may have pre-seasons in the US playing pre-season friendlies with MLS teams.

I don't know what will happen with their State Tourney system V Players Union greivances in Brasil, but it would be awesome to see Brasilian teams playing in these pre-season tourneys with MLS teams in the future.


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