Major League Soccer teams have taken to social media to show solidarity for Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. The messages have largely come at full-team training with a collective knee and raised fist for Black Lives Matter.
Today, we celebrate #Juneteenth.— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) June 19, 2020
It’s a time to listen, learn and reflect.
We asked players what today to means them – and how we can create a better tomorrow. Here is what they shared: https://t.co/BwFtN7MbSE pic.twitter.com/p9HuhbwT3Q
United Together. pic.twitter.com/9D7Jyk74Oo— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) June 19, 2020
Although #Juneteenth has been long celebrated in the Black community, this monumental event remains largely unknown. This must change. And it starts by educating ourselves on the historical legacy of the day. Today and moving forward, we honor & recognize Juneteenth as a holiday.— dcunited (@dcunited) June 19, 2020
Forever Free.— LAFC (@LAFC) June 19, 2020
On June 19, 1865 orders were read by Union general Gordon Granger that all slaves were proclaimed free. That day has become known as Juneteenth.
Juneteenth is not currently recognized as a Federal holiday, help us change that.
💻 https://t.co/PSAONVKxva pic.twitter.com/kRhCyZ75ms
We recognize our history, we acknowledge our present, and we hope for our future. pic.twitter.com/gyRqnrdG1Z— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) June 19, 2020
Change is coming pic.twitter.com/7rkkn4UJ8B— Ike Opara (@ikeopara) June 20, 2020
Helping others in the spirit of #Juneteenth.— Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) June 19, 2020
Today, our entire squad and coaching staff volunteered at the Community Resource Center making household preparedness kits for families in need.#EveryoneN pic.twitter.com/689DC0D9wY
Want to learn more about #Juneteenth?— New York City FC (@NYCFC) June 19, 2020
We compiled several book, movie and podcast suggestions, as well as forgotten New York City history lessons that can help commemorate the day ⬇️https://t.co/fdZgzVmSEl
We will pause business operations for the day to reflect on recent events in our country that have shed light on systemic racism and inequality. This time will be used to continue to educate ourselves so we can expand our efforts, including future Juneteenth initiatives. pic.twitter.com/mOvi2QMmBJ— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) June 19, 2020
Today we recognize Juneteenth as we continue to learn, reflect and make meaningful differences through actions within our club and community. pic.twitter.com/wk0rNxyp3a— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) June 19, 2020
Nobody’s free until everybody's free. -Fannie Lou Hamer— PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) June 20, 2020
For #Juneteenth, we partnered with Making a Change Group to host a celebration at Subaru Park & commemorate an American Independence Day-the day all enslaved people in Texas were officially freed.
Happy Juneteenth, Philly! pic.twitter.com/qzUjkwtrKT
Education is the most powerful tool for change.— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) June 19, 2020