After postponing five of six matches in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting Wednesday night, Major League Soccer teams will return to the field Friday night as the Montreal Impact hosts Toronto FC.
That means the New York City FC home game vs. Chicago Fire FC and the Red Bulls contest at the New England Revolution, set for Saturday, will be played.
On Wednesday, MLS players stood in solidarity with athletes across North America, as MLS games were postponed in recognition of the struggle for racial equality and human rights. The league, its clubs, most of its owners, and staff supported this effort and the goal of bringing recognition to these important issues.
Following a period of reflection and conversation with the Black Players for Change, the league’s players, and the MLS Players Association, it was decided that matches would resume Friday.
The Black Players for Change are scheduled to meet with MLS owners with hopes of creating long-term change both inside and outside of MLS.