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Major League Soccer pays tribute to the victims of 9/11

It has been 19 years since the horrendous terrorists attacks to the twin towers in New York which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people.

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Major League Soccer pays tribute to the victims of 9/11

In honor of the victims of 9/11 and as a sign that the United States will never forget such a tragic event, several ceremonies were held throughout the country.

MLS joins the ceremonies

Major League Soccer used its social media accounts to honor the victims that died 19 years ago by publishing a picture of where the twin towers used to be in New York and with a caption that reads: “We will #NeverForget.”

Many bosses, players and teams from MLS also used their social media accounts to remember the victims from 911. The commissioner of the league Don Garber also published a message on his twitter account remembering this day.

“This photo has been hanging in my office for 18 years, though I haven’t seen it for almost 6 months. It is a beacon of light to honor those lost on that tragic day. For me, it is also a ray of hope for the healing we so desperately need as a nation right now. #NeverForget,” wrote Garber.

MLS had to suspend the league this year for the second time in their 25 year history as a a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The league has successfully resumed with zero cases among their players as of 11 September.

The first time MLS was forced to suspend the league was 19 years ago after the terrorist attacks in 2001. In that occasion 12 teams from the league opted not to play the last two games of the regular season and at the end San Jose Earthquakes won the MLS Cup.