MLS WORKS Blog

12 December 3:45 pm

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.

 

LA Galaxy begin their community-based postseason tour in Ecuador

 

Sporting KC helps with Snowball Express send off

 

Donate to Jon Burns and Lionsraw in Partnership with 2015 CNN Heroes

 

Chicago Fire running winter coat drive at The PrivateBank Fire Pitch

 

D.C. United, Kuykenstrong visit Pediatric Oncology Center

 

Victory Project looks back on successful year

 

LA Galaxy Foundation and MLS WORKS help bring a new turf field to South Central Los Angeles

 

LA Galaxy Foundation and MLS WORKS partner with A Place Called Home to renovate multi-purpose field

 

Fitness Breakaway 8: American Diabetes Association

 

Philadelphia Union Foundation Holiday Auction

 

‘Caps wrap up another successful Movember

 

D.C. United 2014 Holiday Toy Drive

21 November 5:23 pm

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.  

D.C. United, Shoppers, Sasha Bruce team up to hand out Thanksgiving meals

 

Cranksgiving with D.C. United

 

Crew SC to make door-to-door deliveries of Thanksgiving meas on Tuesday to Columbus families in need

 

Crew Soccer Foundation announces support of fundraising efforts for Lieutenant Stu Tudor

 

Steven Caldwell makes a special birthday visit 

 

D.C. United hosted the United Soccer Club Fall tournament

 

D.C. United players, volunteers and DC Councilmembers comment on United Soccer Club

 

Williams joins after school program

 

Wandrille wraps for a good cause

 

KCKSA and Blue Cross Blud Shield teach young players importance of proper nutrition

14 November 4:37 pm

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.  

 

Red Bulls Believe Program | Youth coaches bring soccer to children with special needs

 

Montreal's SPVM World Cup of Soccer 2014

 

D.C. United's 2014 Community Outreach Recap

 

Chicago Fire Annual Locker Room Sale set for Saturday, December 6 at Toyota Park

 

Bob Lenarduzzi and son Ryan to participate in Sleep Out for third consecutive year

 

The Event That Keeps on Giving: Stand Together, Relan team up to turn MLS All-Star banners into fashionable bags

 

A Veterans Day Tribute to our Troops

 

Recycle Your Game campaign benefits youth players

 

The Montreal Impact Soccer Schools unveil its winter programming

 

D.C. United, Shoppers team up to deliever Thanksgiving meals to families in Ward 6 & 7

 

Berhalter, Wolff and Hejduk attend Harvet Ball

07 November 3:59 pm

The second leg of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs begins tomorrow.  After a 4-2 loss last weekend, the Columbus Crew will not have their heads down, kicking rocks.  We anticipate a strong Crew team to bring aggressive play to the away turf as they take on the Revs Sunday.  Down in D.C., the New York Red Bulls look to advance to the Eastern Conference Championship for the first time since 2008.  Bradley Wright-Phillips can match Roy Lassiter’s 33 goal record in a calendar year if he can produce 4 more goals this season. The Sounders host FC Dallas in an intense battle at CenturyLink Field.  The wild and passionate crowd present at that stadium might just give Seattle the extra push they need to make it through because FC Dallas will not make this an easy run.  Get ready folks because we are in for one great weekend of soccer!  But before you tune-in, be sure to take a look at how your clubs made a difference in their community!

LA Galaxy Foundation Toy Drive benefiting A Place Called Home begins this Sunday

 

United Drives to collect new toys during playoff match

 

LA Galaxy Foundation unveil poster for Los Angeles Film And Entertainment Soccer Tournament

 

LA Galaxy players to participate in Movember cancer-awareness campaign

 

Quakes, Busch donate $29,000 to Navy SEAL Foundation

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC to participate in Movember

 
 

 

31 October 3:29 pm

The MLS playoffs are here and things are really heating up.  With FC Dallas and New York Red Bulls advancing to the conference semi-finals, the anticipation for MLS Cup 2014 is nearly impossible to contain.  Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s focus on the road our clubs will take to get there.  This weekend, the Crew host New England Revolution for their first match of the two-game Eastern Conference semi-final series.  Host to the LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake can increase their chances on progressing if they can put a hold on the scoring-trio, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes.  Before we throw on our team’s jersey and paint our faces, we must give a warm welcome to LAFC, a new club coming to MLS in 2017.  Now get ready for some “boo”-tacular soccer this weekend and make sure you take a look at how your clubs have made a difference in their communities this week.  Happy Halloween!

Impact Foundation divides $100,000 raised with five local organizations

 
 
 
17 October 3:54 pm

This Sunday, MLS play closes the weekend with the season’s biggest games yet.  The LA Galaxy host the Seattle Sounders in an exciting match-up that is a potential Supporters’ Shield decider.  Only to add more excitement to the battle, it is also Landon Donovan’s last regular-season match at home.  Another key match this weekend takes place at Red Bull Arena where New York takes on the Columbus Crew.  Both teams have identical records in their last nine games and a Red Bulls victory guarantees them at least one home game in the playoffs.  If the Crew ties or comes out on top, it will put the Red Bulls in a difficult spot.  What’s not to love about the playoff run? Before you rally your friends and family to watch some amazing soccer action, make sure you take a look at how your favorite clubs made a difference in their community.

 
 
 
 
 
10 October 2:23 pm

One of our very own MLS stars, Landon Donovan, will take the field tonight to represent his country for the final time.  Donovan will end his USMNT career in an international-friendly against Ecuador.  Fans from all over the country are in East Hartford, Connecticut to cheer on the nation’s all-time leading goal scorer.  In MLS news, the Columbus Crew unveiled a new brand identity this Wednesday that will launch in 2015.  In the New Year, the Crew will officially be known as Columbus Crew Soccer Club.  Another exciting weekend of soccer is upon us as New England Revolution, Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, and FC Dallas all attempt to clinch a playoff berth.  Before you cheer on your favorite squad, take a look at how they’ve made a difference in the community. 

 

 

 

Revolution players model looks from Boden's Winter line to benefit the Ellie Fund

 

MLSE Foundation & Toronto Community Housing Celebrate Toronto Pearson’s contribution

 

#KickEbolaInTheButt Challenge

 

The Galaxy hit the links at the annual LA Galaxy Foundation Golf Tournament

 

Special Olympics Oregon Fall State Games return with generous support from Providence Health & Services and Portland Timbers

 

Sporting KC Kicks off Recycle Your Game Program

 

Rapids Fans can walk with ‘Team Burgundy’ or donate online to the American Diabetes Association

 

Chivas USA visits Dolores Street Elementary during Week of Gratitude

 

Houston Dynamo host Breast Cancer Awareness Night

03 October 1:08 pm

It’s week 30 of the MLS season and there are some games you won’t want to miss!  Three teams are on the verge of clinching a postseason berth.  With a win this weekend, D.C. United, Real Salt Lake, and FC Dallas will guarantee that their seasons will extend into November.  Meanwhile, off the pitch, our MLS WORKS Soccer Kicks Cancer initiative is in full swing.  Whether you are watching on television or in person, it will be impossible to miss the pink goal nets, corner flags and goalkeeper kits used by our clubs to raise awareness for Breast Cancer research.  Also, with just a few days left, be sure to bid on autographed jerseys and help us find a cure for Childhood Cancers.  While you are cheering on your favorite club, take a look at how your favorite players are making a difference in their community. 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Chivas USA joins Habitat for Humanity-Greater Los Angeles on a home building project for our fellow neighbors in need

 

Light the Night – New England Revolution

 

Chivas USA at Los Angeles Mission, Adopt a Meal – Week of Gratitude

 

Chivas USA Habitat for Humanity

 

LA Mission

 

Reds Annual Visit To SickKids

 

Reds Help Launch KickStart Program

 

Whitecaps FC make special visit to the BC Children's Hospital

 

Commemorative player-worn #cf97ThirdKit jersey auction

 

#cf97ThirdKit Now ON SALE

 

FC Dallas and Lulu Lemon Athletica Bring  You Yoga On the Pitch at Toyota Stadium

 

Revolution’s Charitable Drive Series concludes Saturday with a non-perishable food drive

 

Houston Dynamo Futbol Fiesta

 

D.C. United and United for D.C.Golfing for a Cause

 

D.C. United Beautifcation Day 2014

 

Chivas USA Week of Gratitude

 

Week of Gratitude: Children's Hospital 

26 September 2:56 pm
 

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The total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and now Senegal was 6,263 with 2,917 deaths, as of September 21, according to the World Health Organization.  The number of deaths linked to Ebola in West Africa continues to rise and is spreading at an unprecedented rate.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January without further intervention.

This is a world-wide emergency that requires a world-wide response.

Join Portand Timbers midfielder, Darlington Nagbe (Liberia), and Seattle Sounders FC center back, Djimi Traore, and forward, Obafemi Martins, to support the #TackleEbola campaign and efforts already being made to contain, control and ultimately stop the outbreak.

How You Can Help:

  • Visit TackleEbola.com to learn more about the Ebola outbreak, how to participate in outreach efforts and donate.
  • Share the #TackleEbola hashtag to spread awareness.
  • Like the #TackleEbola Facebook page (facebook.com/TackleEbola) and share the content with your friends.

 

 

 

 

The total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and now Senegal was 6,263 with 2,917 deaths, as of September 21, according to the World Health Organization.  The number of deaths linked to Ebola in West Africa continues to rise and is spreading at an unprecedented rate.  The Center for Disease Control estimates that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January without further intervention.

This is a world-wide emergency that requires a world-wide response.

Join Portand Timbers midfielder, Darlington Nagbe (Liberia), and Seattle Sounders FC center back, Djimi Traore, and forward, Obafemi Martins, to support the #TackleEbola campaign and efforts already being made to contain, control and ultimately stop the outbreak.

How You Can Help:

  • Visit TackleEbola.com to learn more about the Ebola outbreak, how to participate in outreach efforts and donate.
  • Share the #TackleEbola hashtag to spread awareness.
  • Like the #TackleEbola Facebook page (facebook.com/TackleEbola) and share the content with your friends.
19 September 4:25 pm

This Thursday, the league unveiled MLS NEXT, its new brand identity.  With new clubs, new media partnerships, new stadiums, and new fans coming next year we all can’t help but be excited about the future of Major League Soccer.  Building on that excitement, this weekend we have another full slate of matches.  The Seattle Sounders FC head to New York with an expected sold out stadium against the Red Bulls.  The Philadelphia Union are focused on clinching a playoff spot when they play the Houston Dynamo who still have their eye on the prize!  Before you rally up your friends and family for some great soccer action, visit auctions.mlssoccer.com to bid on autographed memorabilia to support the League-wide efforts to raise awareness and funds for Childhood Cancer.  Also, don’t forget to see how your favorite clubs made a difference in their communities.  

Photo Gallery: Revolution visits Dana-Farber Institute

 

'Caps make special visit to the BC Children's Hospital

 

Portland Timbers recognized by Portland Business Journal with Corporate Philanthropy Award

 

Stage is set for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club’s Second Annual Soccer & Style Fashion Show

 

Photo Gallery: Salute to Heroes Night

 

Bid and help a great cause!

 

Chivas USA head to the beach for Coastal Cleanup Day

 

Team #BR19 at 2014 Dallas Heart Walk

 

WATCH: 'Caps support Soccer Kicks Cancer initiative as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 

LA Fest 2014

 

Lovel Palmer dedicates first Fire goal to childhood cancer patient Griffin Shaw

 

Meet the Team Party brings fans and players together

 

LA Galaxy announce LA Galaxy Science of Soccer program