Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer community shows support for Christian Eriksen

Lizzy Becherano
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch against Finland
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch against Finland / Friedemann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images

The MLS community came together on Saturday to express immense support for Christian Eriksen, after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Demark’s match against Finland in the 2021 European Championship.

Minutes before the halftime whistle, the Denmark national team midfielder unexpectedly collapsed. 

After the initial incident, his teammates and medical staff could be seen creating a circle around him for support and privacy. Though little information was given and  specifics remain unknown, UEFA tweeted that “the player has been transferred to the hospital and has been stabilized". Hours later, the Danish Football Association added that the player was awake and undergoing medical treatment in Copenhagen. 

The Group B match was suspended following the emergency, but resumed later that day. During the game, players took every opportunity they could to salute Eriksen and send well wishes. 

Beyond the pitch and around the world, the football community displayed their support and stood in solidarity with Eriksen as he was wheeled away on a stretcher. Major League Soccer players, staff and fans took to many platforms to send well wishes, thoughts and prayers.

Beyond clubs, individual players took to twitter to show their raw emotions and feelings toward Eriksen following the incident.