Canadian MLS teams get exemption to host matches

NEW YORK (AP) — The three Canadian teams in Major League Soccer are back in Canada for good.

The league says Canada has given MLS an exemption that allows all players to participate in cross-border matches.

Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver had played all their home matches in the United States until recently because of pandemic-related border restrictions.

Montreal and Toronto returned home earlier this month. Vancouver, which has played at the home of Real Salt Lake, is scheduled to have its first home match on Aug. 21 against LAFC.