MLS Commissioner Don Garber gives "March to Soccer" address via Google+ Hangout

NEW YORK – Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber conducted his March to Soccer address and media availability via a live stream on the MLS YouTube Channel Wednesday evening, taking questions from fans and journalists alike on everything from expansion, to the schedule, to TV ratings.

Previously, the commissioner's annual address has been done via teleconference. This year, though, the event took place at Google’s New York City office, and was streamed live on MLSsoccer.com, the MLS YouTube Channel, and the MLS Google+ page. The archive of the event is above.

Google+ Hangouts, which MLSsoccer.com uses to provide live coverage of major soccer events, such as the US national team's match against Honduras earlier this month, are a new platform that allows "up to ten people to participate in a video chat conversation that is broadcast live on YouTube and Google+."

The MLS season kicks off on Saturday, March 2.