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Memphis 901 FC Match at North Carolina FC Postponed

August 28, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Memphis 901 FC News Release

Memphis 901 FC Players Statement

"We, the Memphis 901 FC Players, have collectively decided to not play our match against North Carolina FC this weekend. Due to the suffering and injustices that we continue to see taking place in this country, we felt that this weekend would be best served as a time for reflection and education rather than for sport.

With this being the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, we are reminded of those who came before us and forged a path towards racial equality. We strive to continue their work through our united voice."

Memphis 901 FC Organization Statement

"We fully support the decision of our players to not play this weekend and take the time to reflect, react and use their platform to bring awareness and action to social justice issues in our country.

We stand with our Black players, staff, supporters and the entire Black community in Memphis in being United Against Racism."

USL Statement

"The United Soccer League fully supports the decision made by the Memphis 901 FC players to not play in this weekend's match.

As such, the game, which was originally scheduled to be played against North Carolina FC on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park, will be postponed and rescheduled to a later date."

Memphis 901 FC Team March for Equality:

Saturday, August 29

10:00 AM Players convene in AutoZone Park Plaza

10:15 AM March to National Civil Rights Museum

10:30 AM Photo and time for reflection at "I Am A Man" mural (398 S. Main Street)

10:45 AM Arrive at National Civil Rights Museum

11:00 AM Team tour of National Civil Right Museum

Supporters and the public are welcome to join the team, but please note that admittance to the National Civil Rights Museum requires advance tickets and assigned entry times. Masks required.

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