Unity was at Major League Soccer's forefront on Juneteeth when the Black Players Coalition was formally announced. The organization aims to address racial inequalities in MLS, fight racism in soccer, elevate Black voices and positively impact Black communities across the USA and Canada.
Dozens of players, including executive director and Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, showed empowerment on social media with a simple message: There will be change. Players also used the #MLSisBlack hashtag.
Support also emerged from former US men's national team and MLS standouts DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu.