eFootball MLSPA Partnership Announced - MLS to Be Included Unofficially in PES Successor

Konami and MLSPA (MLS Players Association) have announced a "landmark agreement" that will see all MLSPA players appear officially and fully licensed in the upcoming eFootball game and for the coming years.

eFootball is Konami's brand-new free-to-play football tile that will released later this year to replace the traditional PES franchise.

In addition to the license, Konami have secured a total off 11 stars as ambassadors who will have face scans and will promote the game - these include Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Josef Martínez (Atlanta United) and Eduard Atuesta (Los Angeles FC).

Today's announcement means that MLS will appear in eFootball in a similar fashion to the Premier League, as in it will have fake team names and kits but accurate squads and players.

“As we evolve our acclaimed soccer video game series towards a new brand direction, one key element of this transition is to further engage North American-based audiences on our updated eFootball franchise,” said Takayuki Kubo, President, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

"The MLSPA is proud to partner with KONAMI to bring our players into the new world of eFootball,” said Bob Foose, Executive Director, MLSPA. “As the global football gaming community continues to expand and evolve, our members are excited to take the stage in this new simulation platform.”

The full list of MLSPA x eFootball ambassadors is as follows: Efraín Álvarez, Eduard Atuesta, Caden Clark, Cade Cowell, Jonathan Dos Santos, Jesús Ferreira, Tony Leone, Josef Martinez, Andrés Perea, Cristian Roldan and Yeferson Soteldo.

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