MLS creates a platform to fight COVID-19

first_imgThe MLS is joining with its television partners in the United States, Canada and throughout the world to offer serious content programming to its fans in the coming weeks. The league is using the technology to gather the soccer community during this period social distancing through a plan made for participation for fans, which includes dynamic programming and innovative new content experiences.“Bringing our community together of the Major League Soccer, as long as we stay apart, it’s the spirit of MLS Unites, “said the MLS Commissioner Don Garber, in the statement. “During this challenging moment in history, I know the soccer family will get ahead, because it always does when we need each other the most.” Garber noted that “together with our fans, players, teams and partners, we are going to shed light on what can be done, and on the heroes who lead the way.”Meanwhile, all MLS teams, 26 this season, the twenty-fifth in league history, follow making donations so many monetary like food delivery through the various local charities.He Atlanta United, with its owner Arthur Blank at the helm, has converted on the MLS team that greater contribution has given so far by delivering, with his foundation “The Arthur M. Blank Family”, $ 5.4 million (4.9 million euros) in long-term and immediate relief recovery assistance funds for organizations that are providing critical support in the states of Georgia and Montana. The Foundation will award five million (€ 4.5 million) to The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a fund established by the United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.While the owner of the MLS team in Charlotte, David Tepper, through the David A. Tepper Foundation, he donated $ 2.65 million (2.4 million euros) to help the local community. Charlotte’s team won’t start playing in the league until next season 2021, without the colors and logo still defined.Other equipment with significant financial donations have been the Columbus Crew ($ 1.5 million / € 1.3 million) and Seattle Sounders FC, current MLS Cup champions, also donated half a million dollars (€ 450,000). The Professional Soccer League (MLS) The United States presented its platform on Monday “MLS Unites” in which stands out all the efforts that players, coaches and teams perform facing fighting at all levels against the coronavirus pandemic.The initiative established in collaboration with the player unions, through the platform, will show the messages and programs important that are taking place during the COVID-19 pandemicin addition to presenting a series of programs involving MLS clubs, players, coaches, staff, partners and fans.According to the statement offered by the league, the “MLS Unites” platform has been established three fundamental objectives how will those of educate and inform, while also trying to offer the maximum of fun with players connected to it to interact with fans.“MLS Unites” will strive to educate fans of the importance of pay attention to messages that the authorities send the entire population oriented to guarantee your safety. While being connected with the players will also serve fans to publicize the relevance they have during the time that the postponement occurs in the competition.In addition also sand they will exhibit and the Actions of the “heroes” of the community, those who every day are on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, such as sanitary facilities, all security personnel, and supplies and cleaning services.MLS is consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Canada (HC), infectious disease specialists, and other public health entities to receive and share the most current information and guidance. . A essential guide with information on COVID-19 for all fans also available at, including a graph with six steps for prevent the spread of the virus, as well as more information about mental health, isolation tips, different ways to support relief efforts, and more.last_img read more