Most of Wednesday's matches in Major League Soccer were postponed as players chose not to play in protest of racial injustice, and in particular the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The development came as players in both the NBA and WNBA declined to playin support of Black Lives Matter as well as to protest what took place in Kenosha, which included the murder of two protesters Tuesday night.
Initially it looked as though MLS wouldn't follow suit, as the match between Orlando City SC and Nashville SC went ahead as scheduled, but after taking the field for the Atlanta United and Inter Miami match scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, the players reversed course and decided not to play.
Following the decision by the players, Atlanta United issued the following statement: "We stand in solidarity with the Black Community, with our players, our city and our fans in the fight against injustice. We must use our voices to be the change"
The league also issued a statement that made no mention of postponing games.