Teibert - MMIW

More than the crest: 'Caps make statement with personal messages on jersey patch

When the 'Caps finally take to the pitch again on Wednesday evening, they will be playing for more than the crest on their chest.

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The players will make a statement with a personal touch on a special “MLS Unites” jersey patch. In addition to the MLS, MLS WORKS and MLS Players’ Association logos, it contains a blank space for players to write the name of someone they want to honour with an inspirational message.

The messages and names will be scribbled in various languages, like Inbeom Hwang and Ali Adnan electing to write their statements in South Korean and Arabic, respectively.

A number of statements touch on social justice - Jake Nerwinski's says "EVERYONE vs. racism".

Others are donning personal inspirations - Maxime Crepeau is honouring his wife's grandfather, who recently passed away, while his fellow keeper Thomas Hasal will be playing with his mother's name on his back as she fights in the frontline as a doctor in Saskatoon.

Russell Teibert's jersey patch says "xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ #solidarity" for the first half. The City of Vancouver is on the traditional territories of three local tribes and nations that comprise the Coast Salish peoples, indigenous to the Pacific Northwest Coast: Musqueam, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh. 

In the second half, Teibert's patch will say MMIW, which stands for "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women."

See below for a complete list.

# NAMEPLATE PATCH (1st half/ 2nd half) BACKGROUND INFO 
1 MEREDITH Say their names  
3 GUTIERREZ Sin Justicia No Hay Paz Without justice there is no peace
4 VESELINOVIC Hvala svim zdravstvenim radnicima!! Thank you to all the health professionals!!
6 INBEOM 모두가 평등한 삶 An equal life for all
7 MILINKOVIC Stop au racisme, on est tous pareil Stop racism, we are all the same
11 DAJOME Faith  
13 CORNELIUS Equality / Anti-Racist  
14 BAIR Harriet Tubman / Breonna Taylor  
16 CREPEAU Claude Dagenais 1946-2020 Wife's grandfather who recently passed away
17 L. OWUSU George Floyd  
19 BIKEL Respect  
20 KHMIRI ضد العنصرية Against racism
22 GODOY There comes a time when silence is betrayal Quote from Martin Luther King Jr.
27 RAPOSO Breonna Taylor  
28 NERWINSKI EVERYONE vs. racism  
29 REYNA Paz y amor Peace and love
31 TEIBERT xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ #solidarity / MMIW Tribes and nations whose territories Vancouver is on. Missing and murdered Indigenous women
32 METCALFE Kory Nagata / Katrina Formosa Nagata was a friend who recently passed away while retrieving a football in the river. Formosa is an ICU nurse.
51 HASAL Dr. Simona Hasal / I will never understand, however I stand.  Mother working in the frontline in Saskatoon
53 ALI ADNAN  احمد راضي   علي هادي  Ahmed Radi and Ali Hadi, Iraqi football legends who succumbed to COVID-19
54 COLYN Equality  
55 BALDISIMO Rocha Lazaro / Thank you frontline workers  Lazaro is a nurse at BC Children's Hospital.
62 PECILE Unity / Love