MLS, Sporting and other clubs speak out against racism and social injustice

Major League Soccer on Monday released a statement in the wake of nationwide protests following the May 25 death of George Floyd while in custody of Minnesota police.

A white officer has been charged with the murder of Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, despite pleas that he couldn't breathe.

To view messages from clubs and their players, click here. The complete MLS statement follows below:

The entire Major League Soccer family is deeply saddened and horrified by the senseless murder of George Floyd.

We stand united with the black community throughout our country and share in the pain, anger and frustration.

We hear you.

We see you.

We support you.

We are committed to use our voices and the platform of our League, our Clubs and our players to continue to champion equality and social justice.