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Feb, 2019

MLS Roundtable On Black Soccer In America

Celebrating Black History Month, Major League Soccer held another roundtable on black soccer in America. 

Soccer is the world’s game, the most beautifully diverse sport bringing countries and cultures of all kinds together. But in the U.S. soccer remains, for the most part, a sport of the suburbs, a white sport even. 

This MLS roundtable on black soccer in America shows both how far the country and sport have come and how much further there is to go. And there is a long way to go. 

It’s not the first time the league has done this, but do yourself a favor and watch all 37 minutes of the video embedded above, which MLS titled “For the Culture: Black Soccer in North America.”

Danielle Slaton, a former USWNT player and a current soccer analyst who was part of the first all-female broadcasting crew for an MLS match, hosted the five-person roundtable. The panel also included: 

  • Crystal Dunn, NC Courage and USWNT regular
  • Mark McKenzie, Philadelphia Union and USMNT defender
  • Aaron Dolores, co-founder of Black Arrow FC, a lifestyle brand
  • Aaron West, writer/soccer personality