MLS served players sad-looking lunches on their first day back but the league says the quality will improve

Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports/ReutersOmar Gonzalez of Toronto FC posted a photo of an uninspiring sandwich.
  • MLS is staging a tournament in Orlando beginning July 8.
  • As players arrived on Tuesday, several posted photos of sad, uninspiring lunches, with prices for food ranging between $US45 and $US75.
  • According to reports, teams picked up the cost, the food options were just for the first day quarantine period, and the quality will improve.
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MLS players who took the field on Tuesday in preparation for the league’s July 8 return were greeting with uninspiring lunches.

MLS is hosting the “MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex in Disney World, where the NBA “bubble” will also take place. On the first day back, two players shared photos of sad-looking lunches to Twitter.

Toronto FC defender Omar Gonzalez shared a photo of a sandwich, banana, and bland side of potatoes in a brown take-out box with the caption “Yummm…” He also shared the league’s food information sheet, showing various lunch options cost $US45-75.

Gonzalez’s teammate Eriq Zavaleta also shared a photo of a hastily made sandwich.

The photos inspired comparisons to the infamous meals served at the Fyre Festival.

According to The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio, the food was covered by the teams and just the options for the quarantine period when players arrived in Orlando.

Likewise, soccer reporter Grant Wahl reported that the food options are expected to improve over time.

However, Wahl noted that eyebrow-raising nature of the tweets, showing that players are willing to call out the league.

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