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15 January 4:31 pm

Major League Soccer is committed to supporting youth programs that encourage children to live a healthy active lifestyle. 

Earlier today, Philadelphia Union Defender Ray Gaddis and MLS Draft prospects, Andre Blake (Goalkeeper, University of Connecticut), Schillo Tshuma (Midfielder, University of Maryland), Marlon Hairston (Midfielder, University of Louisville), Patrick Mullins (Forward, University of Maryland), Damion Lowe (Defender, University of Hartford) and Steve Birnbaum (Defender, University of California) visited Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School to meet with students and discuss the keys to leading an active and healthy lifestyle, in support of the Vetri Foundation's vision of “healthy body + health mind = health living”.

Founded in 2008 by acclaimed chef Marc Vetri and restauranteur Jeff Benjamin, the Vetri Foundation for children works to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living. When kids make the connection between the two, they can make a better decision about their own health while influencing their families, and they become a voice for better choices in their communities.

The visit began when the top MLS SuperDraft prospects joined Cristo Rey students for a healthy lunch, which included a converstion about the importance of consuming healthy, well-balanced meals. Following lunch, the next generation of MLS soccer kicked the ball around with the high school students and discussed healthy lifestyle habits during gym class.

Today's visit, hosted by MLS WORKS, the charitable arm of Major League Soccer, and the Philadelphia Union, also highlighted the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, presented by Adidas.

 

15 November 3:37 pm

The road to MLS Cup is underway and as the final four clubs prepare for the second leg of the Conference Championships, the USMNT takes on Scotland in a friendly (match) today. If you notice a mustache on a few MLS competitors, do not adjust your TV screen.  More than 500 MLs players, staff and supporters are raising awareness for men’s health by growing moustaches this Movember.  It is not too late to join the MLS network ad help change the face of Men’s health.  Check out our website for more information as to how you can join the Movember movement with MLS.  Before getting ready for today’s friendly, be sure and check out how our clubs have kept busy in their communities in our roundup of weekly club highlights.

Hejduk, Lampson pedal for a cause

Philadelphia Union, Dunkin Donuts shows continued gratitude for local crossing guards

#LOUDER auction to benefit Victory Project

WATCH: Oscar Pareja's fantastic reading of El Pájaro Gruñón for One Book 4 Colorado

United for D.C. to hold League of Champions Tournament for D.C. Youth

“Team Burgundy” raises more than $7000 for American Diabetes Association

The Gordon family is all in for Movember

Feliz Dia de los Veteranos | Happy Veterans Day

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Remembers

Sounders thank the Veterans

Jon Busch raises $18,000 for Navy SEAL Foundation

Lampson Featured on CBS Game Changers 

Dynamo Charities to host annual Dynamo Celebration at Hotel ZaZa on December 2

Sporting Kaw Valley player wins dinner at Chipotle with Dom Dwyer

Players Pay Tribute on Veteran's Day

 

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

 

01 November 2:42 pm

 

As the month of October comes to an end, our Soccer Kicks Cancer campaign enters its third and final month, Movember. For the past two years, Major League Soccer has partnered with Movember to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.

On behalf of Soccer Kicks Cancer, MLS WORKS will make a donation for every Movember participant registered as part of the MLS Network.  Make sure to follow MLS WORKS on Twitter (@MLSWORKS) for weekly #MoMonday FIFA 14 give-aways and updates for the #MLSPlayoffMo Contest.  The best grown Mo will receive a Soccer Kicks Cancer Prize Pack to include:

-          $500 VISA Gift Card

-          Panasonic Shave Kit

-          One (1) copy of FIFA 14   

 

Promote your Movember efforts using #GrowYourMo and #MLSPlayoffMo.

Interested in joining the MLS Mo Squad? Click here to join MLS WORKS and clubs around the League. Make sure to follow MLS WORKS on Twitter (@MLSWORKS) for weekly #MoMonday updates, give-aways and contests. 

25 October 1:27 pm

As the regular season comes to a close this weekend and we give way to the MLS Cup playoffs, there are three spots still up for grabs.   Our clubs will undoubtedly leave everything on the pitch and in some cases, hope for some help to clinch one of these coveted spots with the ultimate goal -raising the MLS Cup in celebration – in the back of their minds.   Likewise, our Breast Cancer Awareness initiatives will also  come to a close as we make way for the third and final installment of our Soccer Kicks Cancer program, Movember.  Fans are encouraged to join MLS players, staff and supporters who will grow mustaches for thirty days to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.

Before sporting your club colors and enjoying the last regular season match, check out our weekly club highlights to see what our clubs have been involved in.

 

General Manager Jerome de Bonton to Spend One Homeless Night in NYC

United Reads returns for Fall 2013

Sporting KC players visit SCN members

Reds Visit SickKids

Crew Takes Over Your School

Urso's legacy looms large at Crew Awards

Saad, Dwyer support Shadow Buddies gala

Special Olympics Texas FCD Recap

Revolution launches Movember campaign to support men's cancer awareness

Kirk Urso Memorial Fund raises $100,000 in first year

Mustaches for a Cause: Movember campaign holds special significance for Revs

A Long Journey to Chicago (and Toyota Park)

Sporting KC welcomes PRE Soccer Readers Club to Sporting Club Training Center

Whitecaps FC Boot Drive supporting Hope and Health

2013 Rapids Humanitarian of the Year: Marvel Wynne

Fire take part in Chicago Ideas Week (#CIW)

CenturyLink Community Game-changer winner Jake Van Baest recognized at portland Timbers match

 

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

23 October 12:50 pm

Major League Soccer is proud to support the FARE Network Action Weeks, which unites supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by other forms of discrimination in an  effort to make discrimination a thing of the past.

 

From October 15-29, FARE Network will host more than 500 activities in 50 countries, which will take place across all levels of the game from grassroots and fan initiatives to major professional leagues associations. Action Weeks activities are designed to bring diverse groups together in an effort to stimulate open discourse about the challenges they face locally with discrimination.  Each year, this union of individuals presents a unified stand against discrimination in the game of soccer. 

 

Follow FARE on Twitter (@farenet) and use the hashtag #footballpeople to tweet about Action Weeks.

 

Major League Soccer is committed to supporting the communities where we live and play our games, and to providing an environment in which our staff, clubs, players, partners and supporters are treated with dignity and respect. We will not tolerate discrimination, bias, prejudice or harassment of any kind.

Join Major League Soccer and Take the Pledge...DON'T CROSS THE LINE!

 

 

 

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18 October 3:09 pm

This week has been a busy one for MLS WORKS. On Monday, we announced our national partnership with Special Olympics Unified Sports. Spawned our of local Special Olympics relationships in Seattle, Colorado and Portland, this partnership will allow us to offer a first team futbol experience to Special Olympics athletes in the US and Canada as well as promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experience. We also launched our Breast Cancer Awareness online auction to benefit Breast Cancer research and treatment. The autographed, game-worn jerseys and match balls featured in this auction are from select October MLS matches. Get your holiday shopping started early and check out our BCA auction! As the week comes to an end, all eyes focus to the pitch where playoff dreams will come true or be dashed in 90 minutes this weekend. The 32 games that some clubs have played this season mean nothing at this point as their shot at MLS immortality comes down to a mere two matches. As you finalize your plans for the weekend, take a moment to check out roundup of weekly community club highlights. 

 

2013 Light the Night Walk

2013 WFC Coaching Clinic presented by Tim Hortons

Crew Soccer Foundation to make significant announcement regarding Kirk Urso Memorial Fund at team awards on Tuesday, October 22

Chicago Fire Kicks Cancer by Going Pink for Fire vs. Toronto FC Match October 19 at Toyota Park

Crew Players Deliver Canned Goods to Local Food Bank

Major League Soccer's Partnership with Special Olympics Influenced by Colorado

MLS Announce new partnership with Special Olympics

Go for Goal 5K Run

Whitecaps FC show support for United Way through Bell Employee Campaign

FC Dallas to host Fan Appreciation Day in conjunction with Saturday's match

Social Spotlight: Light the Night Walk with Team Lampstrong

Video Recap of the LA Galaxy Foundation Golf Tournament

LA Galaxy Foundation Golf tournament offers a much needed escape for the team in the heat of the playoff chase

 

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

 

17 October 9:57 am

 

Three years ago Brittany McMillan set out to make a difference at her school.  She asked her friends and classmates to wear purple as a means of speaking out against bullying.  Three years later, this simple gesture has spawned into a national day of observance, recognized by millions of people. Learn more about Spirit Day.

Join Major League Soccer and take a stand against discrimination of any kind.  Take the Pledge!  DON'T CROSS THE LINE! 

 

 

 

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11 October 5:01 pm

Another weekend of soccer is ahead of us! The US Men’s National team takes the pitch tonight against Jamaica as they look to finish World Cup Qualifiers on a high note. On the local level, MLS clubs have another opportunity to solidify a spot in the MLS Cup playoffs while sporting pink patches, shoelaces, and wristbands to support our Soccer Kicks Cancer campaign.  Select items from October matches will be featured in our Breast Cancer Awareness online auction which opens on Monday, October 14. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Breast Cancer research and treatment.  Visit the MLS WORKS homepage to bid on unique, game-worn autographed items.  Before formulating your weekend soccer plans, take a moment to check out our roundup of weekly club highlights.

 

Lampson making a difference on and off the field

LA Galaxy players and coaches excited to get off the training field and hit the links in support of the LA Galaxy Foundation

Stand Together Auction

Black & Gold Bullets: October 10, 2013

Tim Cascade Snacks Jersey Off-the-Back Auction

D.C. United to collect toiletries

Join Team LampStrong for Light the Night Walk

Red Bulls Hosted '11 Days of Service' in Month of September

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Night Coming to Frisco on Saturday

CenturyLink Field goes pink

VIDEO: Diesel and Tyler Deric visit B.I.G. Love Cancer Care

Auction underway: Autographed Rapids jerseys to support the flood recovery effort

FCD in the Community: October 7-13

Gonzalo Segares and Sparky get flu shots for the winter

Recap: Rapids SOCO Unified Team 0, Special Olympics Washington Seattle Sounders 0

Rapids to celebrate Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, Oct. 19

 

 

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

04 October 1:43 pm

Excitement is building for this weekend’s MLS action. The final installment of the SuperClasico takes place on Sunday as the Los Angeles Galaxy host Chivas USA.  Be sure to look out for pink shoelaces, wristbands, and match balls, as our Soccer Kicks Cancer campaign continues.  Finally, if you are attending matches in Colorado or New York this weekend, you are in for a treat.  Members of Special Olympics Colorado and Washington will compete on the pitch before the Sounders take on the Rapids.  Likewise, athletes from Special Olympics New Jersey and Massachusetts will do battle at Red Bull Arena following the Red Bull v. Revolution contest.  Be sure to arrive early in Seattle or stay late in New Jersey and support these amazing athletes.  Before indulging in the games this weekend, make sure to take a look at our roundup of weekly club highlights.

 

Special Olympics Rapids team to take on counterparts from Seattle Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Earthquakes to host Inaugural Awards Gala on Oct. 27

D.C United to participate in 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas Football Championship comes to Toyota Stadium

VIDEO: Ching's Champions Shopping Spree

Portland Timbers front office and adidas North America staff battle in 2nd Annual Stumptown Derby

Rapids to wear HelpColoradoNow.org jerseys on Saturday to support fundraising efforts

Wahl Visits Special Olympics Soccer Practice

VIDEO: Dynamo players visit Houston Methodist Cancer Center

Goals for Education 2013

Sounders continue to give back through individual player charities

Carl Valentine to visit Whitecaps FC Saskatchewan Academy Centre

Levesque spends time with Grassroot Soccer in Zimbabwe

TFC/TWELVE: Day 12

Jugadores de Chivas USA se raparon la cabeza por causa benéfica | Chivas USA players shave their heads for honorable cause

TFC/TWELVE: Day 11

TFC/TWELVE: Day 10

 

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

 

01 October 2:01 pm

 

This year, one of the most decorated players in MLS history chose to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of D.C. youth. Now in his third season with United, Dwayne De Rosario has truly embraced United for D.C. and the Kicks for Kids program.

“When approached with the opportunity to partner with United for D.C. and help bring kids from at risk areas of the city to RFK to watch us play, I was very excited to help. I was raised in a challenging environment, and I had to work extremely hard to pursue my dream. If I can impact at least one kid’s life, my mission has been accomplished,” said De Rosario.

The Black-and-Red captain has donated $10,000 to United for D.C., and through DeRo’s Stars, has brought 500 kids to games throughout the 2013 season. In addition, De Rosario personally invites groups to the field level after each game to meet his guests and sign autographs.

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