Option border reviews
President Donald Trump demanded Monday that Congress pass new border legislation using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through the Senate — a drastic change in rules the Republican leader has previously dismissed. Trump tweeted that the U. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has dismissed that option in the past, saying Republicans will welcome the filibuster when they return to being the Senate minority. The White House did not immediately answer questions about Trump's tweets.
The Canada-U. Option border reviews source with knowledge of the situation, but not authorized to speak publicly, confirmed one option being explored is having the Canadian teams play each other in the short-term. Having Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver face off, either in one-off contests or home-and-away series against each other would buy the league some time, in the hope that travel restrictions ease.
As for talks with Canadian government officials, the source said the discussions were ongoing. A post-tournament schedule remains a "work in progress" but could be finalized next week if everything falls into place. The border issue was front and centre in Major League Baseball's return to action.
The Blue Jays were forced to play south of the border after the federal government nixed the team's proposal to host American teams at Rogers Centre. Marco Mendicino, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship said the plan was too risky, citing "repeated cross-border travel" for Jays players and staff, as well as opponents.
MLS was two weeks into its season when play was shut down March 12 to the global pandemic. With group games at the MLS is Back Tournament counting in the regular-season standings, teams are now at five games with the exception of Dallas and Nashville.
The Florida tournament wraps up Aug. The Canadian teams exited in the round of 16, needing to go into day quarantine upon their return home.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 30,