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US Soccer launches esports team

The United States will send a US national esports team to the inaugural Fifa eNations Cup which will be held April 13-14 in London.

Intial members of the team will be determined via the 2019 eMLS Cup on March 30 in Boston.  The winner and runner-up of the eMLS Cup will qualify to represent the US at April’s eNations Cup 2019. 22 of the 24 MLS clubs will participate in eMLS Cup.

“As we work toward our mission of making soccer the preeminent sport in the US we see competitive gaming as an opportunity to engage fans while exposing US Soccer to a growing and connected soccer audience,” said US Soccer chief commercial and strategy officer Jay Berhalter.  “The US Soccer eNational Team will provide a unique platform for the best players in our country to represent the United States in a global competition.”