MLSPA players on the blockchain with Sorare
MLSPA players on the blockchain with Sorare

MLSPA players on the blockchain with Sorare

By Eleonora Spagnolo - 30 Jun 2020

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Sorare expands its list of partners and announces that MLSPA players will land on its blockchain platform.

The MLSPA is the association of players of the MLS, the Major League Soccer, the largest US and Canadian football league.

Even the players of the US teams become NFTs, collectables that can be used in the Sorare fantasy football game that relies on the Ethereum blockchain. 

The digital cards depicting the players will be available starting today, Tuesday, June 30th. Sorare provides a real marketplace where users can buy, sell and exchange these digital cards.

These cards are scarce and authentic. For each player there is only one “Unique” card, there are also 10 “Super Rare” and 100 “Rare” cards. The scarcity of these collectables means that the price tends to rise. 

In recent weeks, the card depicting the Juventus champion Cristiano Ronaldo has been sold for 3,000 dollars. For each player, the dedicated page indicates who is the owner to whom it is possible to make a purchase offer. The ID of the card certifies its authenticity. 

Nicolas Julia, CEO of Sorare, commented on this new partnership saying he was very proud:

“We’ve seen a lot of interest from our fantasy managers to collect soccer players from the league. Soccer is booming in the US and we’re proud to help extend the player’s reach. Our launch in the US with the MLSPA is a key step in our vision to create a global fantasy soccer game.”

For Dan Jones, COO of MLSPA, this agreement expands the association’s partnerships:

“We are excited to officially announce our agreement with Sorare. The MLS audience continues to grow and evolve and we are excited to be a part of giving fans the opportunity to engage with their favorite players in a new digital landscape”.

MLSPA and beyond: other players on the blockchain

MLSPA players join other European “peers”. Sorare has already established partnerships with important European football teams, such as Juventus, Lazio, Napoli, Lyon, Porto and Atletico Madrid. 

Every week fans line up five players in a fantasy football game in which they can earn prizes and unlock rewards. 

The goal of the platform developed by Sorare is to promote digital fantasy football and blockchain to the fullest. 

Sorare can be said to be satisfied. The project, launched in March 2019, has more than 13,000 users with a trading volume of $150,000 per month (data for April 2020). 


Eleonora Spagnolo

Journalist passionate about the web and the digital world. She graduated with honours in Multimedia Publishing at the University La Sapienza in Rome and completed a master's degree in Web and Social Media Marketing.

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