MLS to kick-start season in July with five subs, bigger rosters

In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the leagues 25th Season kickoff event in New York. Major League Soccer and its players' union reached an agreement that paves the way for a summer tournament in Florida after the season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal was announced by the Major League Soccer Players Association early Wednesday, June 3, 2020, following tense talks that led to some players skipping voluntary workouts and the league threatening a lockout.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Major League Soccer coaches welcome the chance to use five substitutes when play resumes in Florida next month, out of concern for both the conditioning of the players and the demands of summer heat.