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08 February 3:26 pm

This week's club highlights featured here:

Lampson to sport custom-made gloves for lymphoma awareness in 2013

Soccer advocate and humanitarian, Steve Kelley retires

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

04 February 3:03 pm

If the trailer for American Football left you hungry for more, you're in luck.

Just in time to get Sounders fans revved up for their March 2nd season opener, Levy Films released a rough cut of their unfinished feature-length documentary on Seattle Sounders FC. The footage takes you even deeper into the world of Sigi Schmid and what it means to play on his team.

Even if the Sounders aren't your team, this video will leave you longing for the return of Major League Soccer, which is now only 26 days away. Enjoy!

WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

18 January 3:36 pm

Congratulations to the Portland Timbers for being the recipient of the Marisa Colaiano Community Relations Department of the Year presented by MLS W.O.R.K.S. The Community Relations Department of the Year award was renamed in 2012 in honor of Marisa Colaiano, Colorado Rapids Community Relations Director, who exemplified what it means to give back through passion, dedication and selflessness to make a lasting impact in the community.

Check out this week's club highlights:

Sporting Kansas City teams up with Make-A-Wish

Portland Timbers Dribble Oregon

Loyd, Warshaw featured in Dallas Morning News column

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.

16 January 2:51 pm

Excitement around the 2013 MLS SuperDraft is building in Indianapolis and MLS W.O.R.K.S. took a few of the draftees to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health today. Walker Zimmerman, Andrew Farrell and Eriq Zavaleta visited with patients and families at the hospital and signed MLS W.O.R.K.S. t-shirts and posed for photos. The visit was a great opportunity for these future MLS players to give back to the Indianapolis community prior to the MLS SuperDraft tomorrow.

Don't miss your chance to watch the SuperDraft live tomorrow on MLSsoccer.com, ESPN3, ESPNFC and YouTube to find out which MLS club these draftees will end up playing for.

 

For more information about MLS W.O.R.K.S. visit our website.

15 January 3:52 pm

US international Robbie Rogers’ contract with Leeds United has been terminated by mutual consent, so what does that mean for the winger’s future? Could a return to MLS be in the cards?

The Columbus Dispatch has some early details for those wondering. For now, though, Rogers' agent is staying mum on the subject of potential destinations for the former Crew star.

The 25-year-old joined the Championship side 12 months ago after a successful trial period, but a head injury and ankle injury limited his involvement to just one start and three further appearances as a sub.

Rogers left MLS on a free transfer after five seasons with the Crew and is free to sign with any team overseas, but his rights belong to Columbus after the club made the left-footed winger a qualifying offer after the 2011 season.

Should Columbus bring him back? Or should Rogers look for another landing place in Europe?

11 January 5:10 pm

The clubs have had an incredibly busy week - a week that started off with Soccer Night in Newtown, an event that saw all MLS clubs coming together to support the community in Newtown. Read first-hand accounts from MLS players who attended the event and other impactful community stories in the highlights below.

Crew cap off 2012 with sucessful holiday outreach campaign

Union Ultras give over 400 kids a reason to smile

Capital Community News lauds D.C. United's Off the Pitch Work

Colorado's Wynne shows love of cats during visit to animal shelter

Seattle Sounders: Off to Tanzania

Stephen McCarthy changes number to honor Kirk Urso

Vancouver Whitecaps FC players attend Soccer Night in Newtown

Sounders FC players attend Newtown event

Marcus Tracy attends Soccer Night in Newtown

Participation in Newtown event a big blessing for Watson-Siriboe

NE Revolution Headline News: Newtown

LA Galaxy Open House

Galaxy's Garcia honored to participate in Soccer Night in Newtown

FC Dallas hosts Cocktails and Cleats 2013

D.C. United Video: Soccer Night in Newtown

Crew's Finlay humbled by experience in Newtown

Crew Soccer Foundation Honors Linden Student-Athlete Tremayne Tittle

Toronto FC: Soccer Night in Newtown

Montreal players assist in Newtown

Dynamo players participate in Soccer Night in Newtown

As it happened: Soccer Night in Newtown

MLS Community helps healing for 1500 at Soccer Night in Newtown

Group photo of soccer stars in Newtown

Bobby Warshaw writes about Newtown

Whitecaps FC bring smiles

Cascio to join other MLS and US stars at Soccer Night in Newtown

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.

23 December 5:37 pm

More than 1,700 miles separate Houston and Newton, Conn., but the Dynamo aren't concerned with distance as they do their part to support a grieving community in the wake of unimaginable tragedy.

On Friday, Houston announced they were partnering with the Quinnipiac University soccer program and the Connecticut Football Club to host "Soccer Night in Newtown" on Monday, January 7. Dynamo president and Guilford, Conn., native Chris Canetti is leading the charge, using his connections in his new home to provide a much-needed distraction for those affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"Soccer is a big part of the Newtown community, and we thought it would be a great idea to give the kids a chance to have some fun playing a game they love alongside some of America's top professional players and some of the area's top collegiate players," Canetti said in a statement. "I hope this event can be a diversion from some of the harsh realities facing their world and provide an opportunity to create positive lifelong memories."

Forward Brian Ching, midfielders Ricardo Clark and Brad Davis, defender Corey Ashe and goalkeeper Tally Hall will all make the trip to Newton to sign autographs and participate in soccer-themed activities at the free event. Houston also opened an auction to benefit the United Way's Sandy Hook School Support Fund, and prizes includes a trip for two to see the Dynamo play a 2013 home game at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston.

There isn't much to say other than 'Well done, Dynamo." At times like these, we're all in it together, and Houston's attitude toward tragedy is a lesson to us all.

See how you can help support Sandy Hook victims here.