MLS commissioner Don Garber was one of the featured guests of ESPN's SportsCenter: The Return to Sports for a special episode to discuss the return to competition for six of the country's top American sports leagues.
The episode, hosted by ESPN's Mike Greenberg, aired on Monday, June 15 on ESPN, and saw the commissioners from each of those six leagues field questions on their approach to return. Gary Bettman (NHL), Cathy Engelbert (WNBA), Roger Goodell (NFL), Rob Manfred (MLB) and Adam Silver (NBA) joined Garber on the panel.
The special also discussed social justice reform efforts among leagues, teams and players that have come to the forefront following the death of George Floyd and with worldwide demonstrations calling for justice, equality and the condemnation of racism.
Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya was one of several athletes to join the show, discussing MLS's return to play from the players' perspective. ABC News Chief Medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ahston, Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, Phoenix Mercury forward Brianna Turner, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon and ESPN commentator and WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike were the other prominent voices featured.