Report: MLS bans electronic communication in locker rooms

Tuesday February 5th, 2013

With the groundbreaking report of widespread match-fixing in European soccer released this morning, Major League Soccer is taking a precautionary step to ensure such a thing doesn't happen in the United States. According to a tweet from Steven Goff at the Washington Post, the U.S.' top-tier soccer league will ban electronic communication within team locker rooms for one hour before games.

https://twitter.com/SoccerInsider/status/298520730637840384

Up to this point MLS has had no league-wide policy on pregame communication, with guidelines on use of social media left up to the individual teams.

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