By Michael Lewis Editor

In the realm of the sports universe and what has transpired in the past 24 hours, it is a small announcement. Yet, it speaks volumes on what is happening in Major League Soccer.

The Red Bulls Thursday morning called off a Zoom media press conference with head coach Chris Armas goalkeeper Ryan Meara and forward Tom Barlow. It was scheduled to commence at 8:45 a.m. ET.

A team spokesman said it was decided to put off the presser “out of respect and solidarity with the games across our league and others not being played.”

On Wednesday night, five MLS games were postponed due to the players’ decision to take a stand on the Jacob Blake shooting and racism.

A spokesman said the press briefing rescheduled availability will be announced later Thursday or Friday morning.

MLS teams rarely call off media availability.

Every MLS team has used the internet to hold pre- and post-match press conference since the return to play.

The Red Bulls are to play the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Saturday night.

New York City FC has a press briefing scheduled for Thursday at 12:15 p.m. As of 8:55 a.m. Thursday, there has been no update as to whether that event will go on as planned.