More than 70 black players in MLS have come together to form the Black Players Coalition of MLS.
The organization, announced on Juneteenth, will address the racial inequalities in MLS,
work with those fighting racism in the world of soccer and work on positively impacting black communities across the United States and Canada.
The Black Players Coalition of MLS
will lobby for initiatives like implicit bias training, cultural education courses and diversification hiring practices.
In a statement, MLS said it proudly recognized and supported
the Black Players Coalition of MLS and looked forward to working with it on addressing league issues.
Toronto FC's Justin Morrow
will serve as the organization's executive
director. Board members are Ray Gaddis
, CJ Sapong
, Quincy Amarikwa
, Kendall Waston
, Jeremy Ebobisse
, Sean Johnson
, Bill Hamid
, Earl Edwards Jr.
, Kei Kamara
and Ike Opara
So far, $75,000 in charitable contributions has been secured by the MLS Players Association on behalf of the