THIS EARTH DAY... GIVE THE GIFT OF ENERGY
How can a soccer ball help families without electricity?
SOCCKET, a fun, clean energy tool, is a soccer ball that functions as a portable generator. Just one (1) hour of play will provide hours of light for a family in need.
To celebrate Earth Day, MLS WORKS in conjunction with Music for Relief, will offer twitter followers the unique opportunity to assist families with little or no access electricity around the world. MLS WORKS will donate SOCCKET balls by Uncharted Play on behalf of their followers.
The promotion will run throughout the day on April 22nd. MLS WORKS followers that tweet how they create a cleaner, healthier environment and include the hashtag #GreenerGoals will have a SOCCKET donated on their behalf.
What is a SOCCKET & how does it work?
The SOCCKET is a portable, power generating soccer ball designed to promote physical activity and spread awareness about the global energy problem.
The SOCCKET gets charged up during normal game play. The more the ball rolls, the more power that's generated. The SOCCKET is designed to power the energy efficent, 3-LED lamp. To access the power, pull back the rubber stopper, and plug the lamo down into the center of the ball.
Join MLS WORKS in providing reliable energy to those in need with SOCCKETs by Uncharted Play. Tweet @MLSWORKS using #GreenerGoals to have a SOCCKET donated on your behalf.
Major League Soccer kicks off week 7 at Red Bull Arena. Coming off a stellar win against the MLS overall leaders, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the San Jose Earthquakes will travel to Harrison, NJ with momentum to beat the undefeated Red Bulls. Houston Dynamo will head over to the east coast to take on D.C. United for the only time this season. After their 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact last week, the Dynamo will look to capitalize and beat D.C. on the road. Before watching your team lace up their cleats and battle on the pitch, make sure to take a look at their good work in the community.
Who is ready for another weekend of great soccer?! MLS is kicking off the weekend, tonight with FC Dallas welcoming the Colorado Rapids (7 pm ET; UniMas in the US, MLS LIVE in Canada). This Western rivalry preludes to even more exciting matches. This nine game packed weekend features unbeaten Real Salt Lake as they face Sporting Kansas City and a debut for Philadelphia local, John McCarthy as he suits up in goal for the Union. Now fans, as you power on your TVs or head out to your local stadium, make sure you are on the lookout for the 2015 Don’t Cross the Line PSA. The PSA begins airing on TV broadcasts and in-stadium this weekend and it reinforces the League’s commitment to unity, respect, fair play, equality and acceptance throughout the soccer community. Take a stand for soccer and take the pledge and while you’re at it, check out how your favorite clubs are making a difference in their communities.
Week five of the season is here and we’ve got another great slate of matches! Orlando City SC is expecting another massive crowd against D.C. United (7 pm ET, UniMas) and FC Dallas looks to continue their unbeaten streak. The Philadelphia Union are striving for their first win this Sunday (7 pm ET, Fox Sports 2 in the US, MLS LIVE in Canada) with hopes that one of their strong assets, C.J. Sapong is back from injury to play against his former team, Sporting Kansas City. Gather around with family and friends on this holiday weekend, before and after big dinners and Easter egg-hunts to tune into many games and goals. Also, don’t forget to check out how your favorite clubs are impacting their communities.
It’s been an exciting week for Major League Soccer as we’ve introduced Minnesota United FC as the 23rd team to the League! FC Dallas continues their perfect start to the season at home against the Seattle Sounders FC this Saturday (8:30 p.m. ET; MLS LIVE). With Obafemi’s strength on offense, Dallas will definitely be put to the test. The other two clubs in The Cascadia Cup rivalry, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers face off at BC Place (5 p.m. PT; MLS LIVE). With a history of success on the road in British Columbia, the Portland Timbers look to sink their first win of the season against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Will Portland succeed? Find out this weekend but first take a look at how your favorite club is making a difference in the community.
Spring is here and so is week three of MLS play! This Sunday (4 p.m. PT, FOX Sports 1) the San Jose Earthquakes host the Chicago Fire in the inaugural match at Avaya Stadium. After coming back for a 3-2 win last weekend, the Earthquakes are looking to open up their new home with another “W”. Over on the east coast, the New York Red Bulls begin play at Red Bull Arena against rival D.C. United (5 p.m. ET, ESPN2). With this being the first of three regular season meetings this year, both teams are ready to battle for a win! Now soccer fans, while you are cheering on your favorite club, take a look at how your favorite players are making a difference in their community.
Ladies and gennnntleman! The moment we’ve all been waiting for…. The 2015 MLS season is here! Tonight we kick off the 20th season with the LA Galaxy, defending MLS Cup champions, hosting the Chicago Fire! One of the most anticipated matches of our soccer-packed weekend airs this Sunday on ESPN2 as Orlando City hosts their inaugural match against New York City FC. Two of the League’s new stars, Kaka and David Villa, will face off in front of a sold out Citrus Bowl! Talk about exciting! It’s opening weekend folks, so throw on your favorite club’s jersey, paint your face, and cheer your head off for one heck of a weekend… and while you’re at it, check out how Major League Soccer is making an impact in the community!
Last Sunday, the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution battled for supremacy and bragging rights in MLS Cup 2014. With a 2-1 victory over the Revs, the Galaxy became the first team to win five MLS Cups. The exciting win concluded Landon Donovan’s playing career. Although the Revs traveled back to the east coast without a cup in-hand, they competed till the end, giving the Galaxy a couple of scares towards the end of the match. As the MLS season ends and we enter the holiday season, be sure and check out how our clubs are making a difference during this special time of the year.
The 2014 MLS Cup Conference Championships begin this weekend in Harrison, New Jersey as the New York Red Bulls host the New England Revolution on Sunday at 1:30 pm ET followed by LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC at 5:00 pm. It doesn’t get much better than a weekend of MLS Cup Playoffs presented by AT&T that includes historic stars on all four teams. New York Red Bulls’ Thierry Henry and Bradley-Wright Phillips are a difficult duo to maintain but the Revs have a strong central midfield that includes the talented and dynamic Jermaine Jones. Over on the west coast, the Galaxy and Sounders both have the potential to host MLS Cup 2014 which adds even more drama to the mix. Eyes are on Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey to put some in the back of the net and give their respective clubs a comfortable lead heading into the second-leg of the Conference Championship. We are on the verge of a great Sunday Funday of soccer, but before you rally the troops to support these four MLS clubs, make sure you check out how they’ve made a difference in the community.
What does one do when there are no MLS games on the schedule? With the holidays right around the corner, why not find out how you can give a gift that keeps on giving. Find a soup kitchen or food pantry where you, your friends and family can help feed a family on Thanksgiving or decorate Seasons Greeting cards to give to the local senior center or to send to our troops. You can go collect some gently used toys lying around your house or purchase some news one to donate to a local toy drive. The LA Galaxy and Philadelphia Union are both collecting donations to benefit unprivileged families during the holiday season. In addition to spreading the holiday love, the Seattle Sounders are using all the good karma they can as they continue through playoffs. Using the #GoodPlayoffKarma hashtag, supporters and fans are encouraged to share their good deeds. As we eagerly await the next round of playoffs, check out more stories on how our clubs are making a difference in the community.