Hello! MLS is officially back, and there was soccer last night and there is soccer right now. It is still a very open question about whether or not these games should be played, but they are here.
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By all accounts, the first game of the MLS is Back Tournament was a scrappy affair, as one would think after such a long layoff. Nani scored the late winner for the hosts.
However, the most impactful thing from the game was the protest from the Black Players for Change, in which they took the field with the starting lineups to protest police brutality and advocate for human rights.
If you want to learn more about the goals of Black Players for Change, I highly recommend that you read this article.
Perks for being MLS's biggest partner - Adidas pays the league roughly $117 million per season, which is even more than its current domestic TV deal(s). https://t.co/bdvDTtiGBL— Ian Thomas (@byIanThomas) July 9, 2020
I knew Adidas’ contract with the league was big, but I didn’t know it was that big.
"Are you trying to make me cry Miss Wilkins?" -Darryll Pines@dcunited's Donovan Pines full of emotion about his dad becoming the new President of @UofMaryland. So was @President_Pines, as @TraceeWilkins shared some his son's message @nbcwashington @davejsports @umterps pic.twitter.com/WoDgCpJlSh— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) July 8, 2020
Here is some wholesome Donovan Pines content for your Thursday morning.
There is a new NWSL team, and I really like their color scheme. Pale purple and mint? Yes, please.
That’s all I have this morning, what’s up?