Major League Soccer will recognize the fans during Fan Appreciation Month by wearing custom numbers on their jerseys during the month of August. The initiative has been in the works since last October.
The custom numbers feature the images of fans inside each digit. Long-term season ticket holders had the opportunity to upload an image on a digit 0-9 to become part of a MLS jersey. These numbers will be worn on the home, road, and alternate jerseys of all the teams in MLS during the month.
MLS is the first league to use this custom application but the Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and the Mexican national team have used it to pay tribute to passionate fans.
The numbers are produced by Unisport, the official provider of letters and numbers for MLS. MLS jerseys with the fan numbers are available at the club shops.