MLS Commissioner Don Garber's Annual State of League Address - Livethread

You can watch as Don Garber, MLS Commissioner, delivers his annual State of League Address and then answers questions from soccer media.

Every year Don Garber starts the season with an address recapping last season and looking forward to the new one. This year that address will not be on a conference call, but will be streamed using a Google Hangout and Google's YouTube offices in New York City.

The topics are almost certain to include Beckham, Donovan and Designated Players, the USL PRO/Reserve League partnership, ongoing work to improve refereeing, supporters' cups, the schedule and more.

Like any commissioners' speech it may be light on details, but heavy on meaning. This is not just marketing, but a time for big picture questions to be asked with the two most desired from most fans being "How do you get to be a top quality league by 2022?" and "Why are you stealing our Cups?"

So, watch Don Garber talk, respond, react, praise (it is unlikely as fans seem to hate all commissioners of all sports), complain, whatever. The media taking part is new media, old media, whatever. But most importantly, it is shared immediately for those able to watch.

This is your livethread.

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