More than 100 Black MLS players "raised their right fists and took a knee" before the opener in a "show of solidarity" with the Black Lives Matter movement.
While COVID-19 will "dominate the news cycle all month, the underlying storylines of the MLS is Back Tournament are just as compelling, if not more so."
The NFL's proposal states the funds withheld "would be paid to the players on a timetable determined once any revenue decline for this season is calculated."
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, "Certainly, if we had any sort of significant spread at all within our campus, we would be shut down again."
Gary Bettman and Don Fehr "found sensible solutions to shared problems without resorting to any of the hostility or grandstanding" usually seen in negotiations.
Major loan recipients included MLS clubs (Orlando City and Sounders), Chip Ganassi Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Circuit of the Americas.