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30 May 3:30 pm

All over North America, soccer fans are using the sport to enhance the communities in which they live and work. Major League Soccer wants to tell these stories. We are looking for individuals who promote goodwill, demonstrate leadership qualities and help to improve lives within their community. MLS fans will have the opportunity to nominate themselves or another individual who sets an example as a leader in the community as uses soccer as a tool to help make a positive impact in one of the following areas:

  • Social issues focusing on acceptance and equality
  • Health issues affecting men, women or children
  • Community service for local, national or international charity or community organization

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $10,000 donation to their charity of choice and a trip to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Sporting Park.

For full details, click here.


24 May 11:07 am

This week Major League Soccer and its' clubs, players and fans showed their support for those impacted by the tornadoes and storms in the Midwest. If you haven't done so yet, join us...Donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999. Visit our Disaster Relief Page to learn more.

Before you check out what MLS clubs did this week in the community, make sure to take time this Memorial Day to remember those who served, and those who are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Help MLS WORKS keep Nick's dream alive. Visit to learn more.

Philadelphia Union Honored With Governor's Community ImPAct Award

Impact defender Jeb Brovsky overcomes injury to honor fallen fan

Baca celebrates City of Watsonville Soccer Appreciation Day

Crew Players Visit Children's Hospital

2013 Colorado Rapids Charity Golf Classic

Red Bulls Announce New Partnership with Randall's Island Park Alliance and West Side Soccer League

Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC launch new online auction site for memorabilia

United for D.C. Night

Tweet Tweet: D.C. United sends thoughts and prayers to Oklahoma

Heard through the Vine: Ceremonial first kick

Art of Futbol 2013

A&W Root Beer Float Night 2013

Get EQ Fit: Ballouchy and Baca visit Ryan Elementary

A Match Day Experience - May 18, 2013

D.C. United visits Walter Reed Military Medical Center


For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.

21 May 3:23 pm

Join Major League Soccer in our League-wide efforts to support the Red Cross and help those affected by the devastating tornadoes in the Midwest. To donate, visit, call   1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999.

Blood donations are also welcomed. Visit our Disaster Relief Page to learn more.

07 May 12:48 pm


Demonstrating exactly how the game of soccer can make a difference, the Portland Timbers joined forces with Make-A-Wish Oregon to create a very special day and helped to make Atticus Lane-Dupre's wish come true. Over 3,000 members of the Timbers Army were on hand to show their support as Atticus' Green Machine beat the Timbers in a scrimmage at JELD-WEN Field. The day began and ended with behind-the-scenes access and unique experiences for Atticus and his teammates. Learn more.

Congratulations to the Timbers!


How you can help...

  • To support the Children's Cancer Association's work in bringing joy to seriously ill children and their families please visit:
  • To support the American Cancer Society's work in transforming cancer from deadly to preventable please visit:
  • To support Make-A-Widh as they continue to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy please visit:



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Portland Timbers and MLS WORKS help beautify Hosford Middle School on Earth Day - Video


03 May 12:31 pm

April has come to an end with an impressive array of activity on behalf of MLS clubs in their community. May is starting off strong with clubs lending a hand around their communities. On Tuesday, the New England Revolution launched a week-long auction with proceeds to benefit The One Fund Boston and LLA. On Wednesday, the Portland Timbers and Make-A-Wish Oregon held a scrimmage in front of 3,000 fans at JELD-WEN Field against The Green Machine. The match was a wish come true for Atticus Lane-Dupre, whose wish was to have his team, The Green Machine, play against the Timbers. Atticus netted four goals, one of them being the match-winning goal in the impressive 10-9 Green Machine victory over the Timbers. Find these stories and other MLS club initiatives in our weekly club highlights:

Victory Project reaches goal for local youth

SideKicks launch new autograph alley following Rapids home matches

Soccer Kickoff BBQ and Select A Seat Event at Red Bull Arena's Anatomy of a Goal breaks down Atticus' nutmeg gamewinner

Beckerman to appear at Friday Fan Forum at Rio Tinto Stadium

How the Portland Timbers made a cancer-stricken 8-year-old's wish come true

Chivas USA, presente en la Copa Infantil Interliga - Chivas USA, sponsor of Copa Interliga

Video: Timbers make 8-year-old cancer patient's dream come true

RECAP: Eight-year-old Atticus nets four goals to power Green Machine past Timbers 10-9

How Atticus & Green Machine beat the Timbers

Sporting KC VIP Experience at ArtBra KC

ESPN's Stuart Scott on Atticus: "Dude, we fight TOGETHER on this"

Rapids and Coca Cola Support Rocky Mountain USO

Collin, Olum headline Cancer Battler Cup IV

Video: Portland, 3000 fans grant 8-year-old an amazing wish

Portland Timbers players Nagbe, Jewsbury and Silvestre all prepare for Atticus & Make-A-Wish game against Green Machine

Wine and Dine with the Earthquakes set for July 28

Revolution launches charitable auction to benefit The One Fund Boston & LLS

English Premier League's Stoke City F.C. to meet Houston Dynamo in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup

Exclusive Meet and Greet Package Auction with LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan to Benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Union to hold 50/50 raffles at home matches to benefit Philadelphia Union Foundation

Real Salt Lake to host Star Wars Day at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday

Revolution wins "for Boston and Kevin" on emotional night at Gillette Stadium

Texian Army hosting bake sale to raise funds for first responders in West, Texas

Revolution Marathon Tribute Video

FC Dallas in the community: April 27-28

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.

26 April 1:54 pm

This week was a busy one for MLS WORKS and the clubs in their communities. The week started off with celebrations for Earth Day. MLS WORKS and the Portland Timbers hosted an Earth Day Service Project at Hosford Middle School and unveiled a solar panel installation and environmental beautification at the school as part of the MLS WORKS/Continental Tire “How Green Are Your Goals?” contest. Yesterday was World Malaria Day and MLS WORKS joined Nothing But Nets in the fight against Malaria by challenging MLS fans to donate a net to save a life. Find these stories and other MLS club initiatives in our weekly highlights:

Saturday's Game Activities

Soccer Walking Washington DC

Update: World Malaria Day and Juggle-a-thon

Kraft Family's pledge to One Fund Boston nets $617,000 to date

Revolution to wear orange ribbons on Saturday

Dynamo players, coaches participate in Tommy Bahama Island Cowboy Classic

VIDEO: Juggle to save lives on World Malaria Day

Cinco De Mayo celebration planned for May 4 match

How the Union's recent rally around Autism awareness touched one supporter in particular

LA Galaxy players help build Reading Garden at Annalee Avenue Elementary School in Carson

Revolution, Red Bulls Supporters March together

Exclusive Interview with Rafael Garcia on LA Galaxy Foundation event at Annalee Elementary

Sports in Times of Tragedy

The human spirit always prevails

Busch, Quakes team up for Navy SEAL Foundation fundraiser

Hejduk Participates in AIDS Walk

Earth Day 2013 at Hosford Elementary

D.C. United celebrates Earth Day

BBVA Compass Stadium and Houston Dynamo team up for Earth Day celebration benefiting Hermann Park Conservancy

Quakes, Wells Fargo announce Summer 4v4 tournament dates

MLS Players Union donates portion of 2012 fines to Urso Fund

Blue's walk and song

Soccer Walking Denver in your Blue Jeans!

Frankie Hejduk Kicks off the Anti-Bullying Walk/Run in New Albany

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.

25 April 10:24 am


Today is World Malaria Day and MLS WORKS is joining Nothing But Nets in the fight against malaria!

Together, we will help keep families safe from malaria with Cover Africa, a new initiative from the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to reach families who need your help the most.  Through social media, MLS’s matching “flash” challenge will challenge fans and supporters to “Cover Africa,” MLS WORKS will help Nothing But Nets reach the $200,000 fundraising goal to send 20,000 nets to save lives. It’s that easy to make a difference.

MLS WORKS challenges MLS fans to donate a net to help save a life and will match up to 250 nets! Join the MLS WORKS World Malaria Day challenge - we have one day to send 250 life-saving bed nets to protect families in Africa from malaria and we need your help to do it.  It only takes $10 to save a life. Are you up for the challenge? Learn more.



22 April 7:36 pm

MLS WORKS, Continental Tire and the Portland Timbers hosted an Earth Day Service Project at Hosford Middle School today.

Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe assisted a few Hosford students for a tree planting.  In total, 13 new trees were planted around Hosford in honor of Earth Day 2013. Other Timbers players on site assiting in the Hosford Environmental Beautification unveiling included: Jack Jewsbury, Jake Gleeson, Ryan Kawulok, Brent Richards, Sal Zizzo and Sebastian Rincon.  Timbers owner and president, Merritt Paulson, was also in attendance as was a representative from MLS corporate partner Continental Tire. Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith also attended the event and kicked off the all school assembly led by Timber Joey.

In advance of the project, Timbers Creative Designer, Matti Jonsson, asked Hosford students, "What Does Green Mean to You?" and out of the students' responses created a sustainable mural at Hosford.

To showcase all of the environmental projects conducted at Hosford as part of the Hosford Environmental Beautification (which was presented by MLS WORKS, Continental Tire and the Portland Timbers) Timber Joey took Hosford students and faculty on a walking tour around the school grounds.

The Earth Day Service Project from MLS WORKS, Continental Tire and the Portland Timbers included more than $10,000 in added donations from the Portland community and Portland-area businesses, which helped in making the following projects possible at Hosford:

  • BEF solar panel installation and subsequent Solar4Schools learning materials
  • Student-designed, green-themed mural
  • Custom bike racks, including an art bike rack created by Oregon-based designer Matt Cartwright
  • Helmet and bike lock giveaways to Hosford students and faculty who ride a bike to work
  • Reusable water bottles for every student at Hosford
  • New Elkay drinking fountain, which will reduce the amount of plastic water bottles used at the school and track the number of plastic bottles saved from landfills
  • Tree-planting and beautification of the entrance to the school
  • Permanent directional signage to display the environmental benefits of the project to the Portland community
  • Creation of communal gathering places on the school campus

Thank you to the following organizations that donated their services to the project at Hosford: Kelly Fitzpatrick with Benchmark, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Grey to Green Tree Program, City of Portland Environmental Services, Portland Public Schools Project Facilities and Communications staff, CAL Portland, Portland Nursery, and City of Portland Transportation and Safe Routes to School.

MLS WORKS Greener Goals identifies ways to reduce our carbon footprint and helps raise awareness for environmental issues throughout the soccer community. The greening of our game will encourage MLS clubs, players, corporate partners and fans to create a cleaner, healthier environment.