MLS WORKS Blog

18 July 6:13 pm

With just under three weeks until the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star game, the Fans’ XI was announced on Wednesday.   Eight of the eleven players chosen by the fans were members of the USMNT World Cup roster and the other three are soccer icons that have World Cup memories of their own.   As you watch all the exciting MLS matches taking place this weekend, stay tuned as Caleb Porter announces his final All-Star roster on Saturday during halftime of the Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy match, 6:00PM ET on ESPN2.   But before you cheer on your favorite players as they take the field, make sure you continue voting for your 2014 Community MVP Contest presented by Wells Fargo finalist http://www.mlssoccer.com/mlsworks/community-mvp/vote and check out how your clubs are impacting the community!

Houston Dynamo vs. Aston Villa FC: Dynamo Charities Cup

Union Foundation auction

 

'Caps participate in annual VPD Youth Summer Camp

 

Crew to hold Kirk Urso Memorial Night at Crew Stadium on August 9

 

D.C. United and Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic Partner to Grant Wish

 

Seattle Sounders FC Unveil New PSA to Help End Use of R-Word

 

Safe Playground Launch

 

Special Olympics New Jersey: Soccer Week at Camp Shriver

 

2014 Procure Walk of Courage

 

Story Time with the Quakes: San Jose Defender Clarence Goodson & Midfielder JJ Koval Encourage Reading at San Jose Public Libraries

 

LA Galaxy unveil commemorative match poster for July 16th match against the New England Revolution

 

Toronto FC forward Andrew Wiedeman Grants a Wish at SickKids

 

Bid on Quakes Goalie Jon Busch's Game-Worn Cleats, Gloves to Benefit Saves for Seals

 

San Jose Finalist Announced for MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest presented by Wells Fargo

 

Kansas City's Brandi Leggett named finalist for MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest presented by Wells Fargo

 

Sport Check Youth Trainer Ultimate Match Day Experience

 

William Yoachim named 'Caps 2014 Community MVP

 

All For One: Wideman Grants a Wish for SickKids

 

2014 Colorado Rapids Charity Golf Classic

 

Stand Together: Mercy Corps finds Colombian connection in Portland with Timbers

11 July 5:36 pm

Our MLS stars are back from Brazil as the weekend kicks off with the Quakes taking on D.C. United.  On Sunday evening a heated rivalry is renewed when the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers battle head-to-head in another edition of the Cascadia Cup.  Two of the biggest questions of the match – how will DeAndre Yedlin style his hair…and who is going to come out on top with the big win?  Before you tune-in be sure to vote for your 2014 Community MVP (http://bit.ly/1cIdGDd) and check out how your favorite clubs are making a difference in the community!

 

Gonzalo Segares for 2014 Modern Hispanic Gentlemen

 

Purolator and TFC Partner to Support Local Food Bank

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC join Michael Cuccione Foundation Kick for a Cure

 

VI Coast Salish Hope and Health 2014

 

Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games

 

Toronto FC Supports World Pride

 

Danone Club Days return

03 July 12:40 pm

Although the journey for the USMNT has come to an end in Brazil, the team brought the nation together and created amazing exposure for our League.  Following this week’s celebrations for Canada Day, MLS play is in full gear heading into the July 4th weekend.  Catch all 9 games as your clubs battle for a win. But before you power on that TV, make sure you take a look at how our clubs are making a difference in their communities.  

Patriotic Commemorative Jersey Auction

 

Chicago Fire Soccer Club to Host Fourth Annual White Party

 

Local six year old hosts own Victory Project

 

Dare To Care Bowling Event With Make-A-Wish

 

Rapids and Commerce City to hold 19th annual 4thFest on Friday

 

Crew plays with heavy hearts following injury to Lt. Stu Tudor

 

Practice In the Community presented by UI Health

 

World Cup Fever – In the Community

 

Rapids bring festival-like atmosphere to DSGP with SoccerFest

27 June 4:21 pm

MLS play resumes this evening after a two-week hiatus.   Toronto FC rides into New York on a 4-match winning street for a contest against the Red Bulls this evening while Sporting Kansas City does battle with the Portland Timbers minus two of their leaders, Graham Zusi and Matt Besler.  Before World Cup fever grows with anticipation of a US v. Belgium match on Tuesday,  and MLS action gets back into the swing of things, take a moment to learn how your clubs have made a difference in their communities.  

Houston Dynamo's Tally Hall determined to give back to military members with Armed Forces Night

 

Reds Team Up For Camp Trillium

 

FC Dallas Making A Difference

 

Chicago Fire, Premier Skills begin year-long community activation initiative in Little Village

 

Revolution’s charitable drive for soccer supplies set for Saturday

 

Chances for Change

 

2014 Stand Together Week Day Six: Parks, farms, and more

 

Enter to be the next Sport Chek Youth Trainer

 

2014 Stand Together Week Day Five: Cleaning parks, packing food and fixing bikes

 

Dynamo Charities extends club's reach off the pitch with player initiatives large and small

 

Impact Soccer Schools hit the road again

20 June 5:07 pm

The World Cup is in full swing, headlined by a USMNT victory over Ghana.  This Sunday, the Red, White, & Blue look to ride the winning momentum into their second match against Portugal. MLS stars have already made their mark on this World Cup…none shining brighter than Australia’s Tim Cahill who has scored 2 goals in 2 games and 5 of the 11 goals scored by the Australian National team in World Cup history.  Before we welcome the official start of summer and continue to support the MLS players competing for the biggest prize in soccer, take a look at how your favorite MLS clubs are making an impact in their communities.  

 

2014 Stand Together Week Day Four: Portland Timbers get started in on with sunshine, reading and soccer

 

Impact Soccer Schools hit the road again

 

Crew Staff Takes Park in Habitat For Humanity Build

 

Crew Soccer Academy Visits Columbus Recreation and Parks

 

Front Office takes Thursday to participate in Kicks for Kids Sellathon

 

2014 Stand Together Week Day Three: Boxing, Packing, and Kicking it all feature heavily as #STWeek continues

 

2014 Stand Together Week Day Two: Hammers, Hard Hats and Changing Lives

 

Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash players to participate in Tommy Bahama Island Cowboy Classic charity golf tournament on June 23

 

2014 Stand Together Week Day One: Soccer, Shovels and Love

 

2014 Stand Together Week Day One: Soccer, Shovels and Love

 

Timbers and Operation Pitch Invasion open Bless Field | 2014 Stand Together

 

Stand Together Week provides unique opportunity for volunteer to meet Diego Chara

 

Phildelpha Union's Hometown Heroes Program

13 June 4:53 pm

The 2014 World Cup is underway with 32 teams competing for the FIFA World Cup Trophy .  On Monday, the United States will challenge Ghana in their first match in Brazil.  Closer to home, D.C. United moved into first place in the Eastern Conference after Luis Silva scored a hat-trick in the first half of their match against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday.   With no MLS play for two weeks, be sure and tune in as the Stars and Stripes attempt to shock the world and advance out of the “Group of Death”.  Before we cheer on our MLS players and the rest of team USA, take a look at how our clubs made a difference this week.  

 

Philadelphia Union Foundation to host fourth annual River Cup on September 6

 

Seventh annual World Cup of Wine and Beer sets fundraising and attendance records

 

Columbus Crew 3v3 Live Tournaments

 

One World Futbol Project

 

Chicago Fire Soccer Club to Hold Fourth Annual Practice in the Community

 

VI Coast Salish Hope and Health 2014

 

A Prom to Remember

 

Houston Dynamo to hold first-ever 5v5 Tournament at HSP on July 4

 

Portland Timbers, Thorns FC Stand Together Week begins June 16

 

The Montreal Impact and its foundation partner with Centraide to improve the well-being of youth for the 3rd year in a row

 

The Montreal Impact and its foundation partner with Centraide to improve the well-being of youth for the 3rd year in row

 

Perry Kitchen, Bill Hamid and Eddie Johnson participate in Soar With Reading

 

Lampson Greets LLS Hero At Midweek Match

06 June 3:58 pm

As the world eagerly anticipates World Cup group play,  exciting news was established in Major League Soccer this week as New York City FC signed its first player, all-time leading international Spanish goal scorer, David Villa.   Now 14 weeks into league play, Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City face off tonight at BBVA Compass Stadium.  The teams have been MLS Cup Playoff foes for the last three seasons and both are very hungry for a “W”!  Before you find out which team gets the last bite, don’t forget to nominate your local Community MVP as well as check out how your club made an impact in the community.

MOMinate winner Laurie Hodd receives full beauty makeover from Kimberly Caldwell

 

Rapids SOCO Unified team races the weather during third team practice'

 

Veteran Stand Together Week volunteers Bill & Felix Kayser enjoy camaraderie of giving back

 

Revolution & UnitedHealthcare to launch FieldFit!™at New York match on June 8

 

Robbie Rogers speaks in YouTube "Proud to Play" video

 

KC Cauldron hosts honorary member

 

Chivas USA Celebrates ‘Empowerment through Soccer’ Night

 

The Victory Project hosts fundraiser clinics

 

D.C. United joins JetBlue, Random House Children’s Books in Summer Reading Program

 

The Victory Project hosts fundraiser clinics

 

SOCO Practice on Wednesday, May 28

 

Portland Timbers, Thorns FC and sponsors provide match experience for children with Tix for Kids program

30 May 4:32 pm

MLS history was made last weekend by none other than LA Galaxy star, Landon Donovan, who showed his mental toughness after being thrust into the spotlight last week following the U.S. Men’s National Team announcement.  During LA’s match against the Union, Donovan broke the record for MLS goals scored with his 137th goal.  Meanwhile,  the USMNT continues to prepare for the “Group of Death” as they enter the second match of their send-off series. Following Tuesday’s win over Azerbaijan, the United States will take on Turkey in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena.  Before you prepare for a weekend of MLS and USMNT action, don’t forget to take a look at how your favorite clubs are making a difference.

Sporting Kaw Valley’s Party on the Pitch

 

Chivas USA Celebrate ‘Empowerment Through Soccer’ Night

 

Timbers, CenturyLink looking for a Game-Changer in your community

 

Camo-Numbered Kits Raise Over $11,000 For Military Charities

 

The 2014 squad comes together for first official practice

 

KCKSA Mini Clinic Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

 

Kate Scott finds acceptance in Quakes family

 

New England’s FieldFit!

 

United Drives to Collect Toiletries for Thrive DC

 

Columbus Says Thank You to All Our Troops

29 May 12:39 pm

All over North America, soccer fans are using the sport to enhance the communities in which they live and work. Major League Soccer and Wells Fargo want to tell these stories. We are looking for individuals who set an example as a leader in the community and use soccer as a tool to help make a positive impact.   

Do you know someone who promotes goodwill, demonstrates leadership qualities and helps to improve lives within their community? Share their story and nominate them for the MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest presented by Wells Fargo.  Nominees* should be making a difference in one (1) of the following areas:

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

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a trip to the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Portland, OR and a $10,000 donation.  The nominator of the Grand Prize Winner  and one (1) guest will also receive a trip to the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game.**

Click here to nominate your Community MVP.

 

*Nominee and nominator must be eighteen (18) years or at least the age of majority in its jurisdiction of residence or older; individuals can nominate themselves.  See official rules.

**$10,000 donation not included in Nominator prize package

23 May 12:38 pm

With the World Cup only 19 days away, the United States announced their 23-man roster this week and it’s hard to fathom it will not include Landon Donovan.   While many continue to state their opinion on Klinsmann’s decision, North-American soccer is in full swing as we enter another weekend of MLS matches.  Sporting Kansas City hosts Toronto FC in an alluring matchup as Sporting is currently second in the division.  Will the New England Revolution build on their five game unbeaten streak against D.C. United this Saturday?  The Black and Red have consistently been a tough match-up so it will not be easy for the Revs.   Before you fire up the grill this Memorial Day Weekend,  be sure and check out how our clubs are impacting the community.

KCPT segment on The Victory Project

 

Sounders Military Appreciation Night

 

Successful Adult Dream Camp Gave Supporters A Way to Live Life As A Sounder

 

Leading by example: Union players Gaddis and Blake inspire minds at Wilmington Boys & Girls Club

 

D.C. United and Leidos' Inaugural Armed Forces Week Recap

 

Chivas at the Park kicks off in Bell Gardens

 

Impact hosts open house on May 31

 

Chicago Fire Continues City Year Partnership with Day of Service

 

Chicago Fire Foundation to host third annual “Fire, Brews and Bites” beer tasting event

 

Whitecaps FC partner with Purolator Tackle Hunger in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

 

Clarence Goodson supports love.fútbol

 

Portland Timbers again among finalists for 2014 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy

 

Bruce Arena does not shy away from Jacob Trainor's emotional role in LA Galaxy victory

 

Toronto FC Shape Up Event

 

Third Annual Wine and Dine raises over $40,000

 

Military Blitz Day coming to Quakes front office

 

Chivas at the Park

 

Join the cause!

 

Lampson Greets LLS Hero in Portland

 

Revolution’s 2014 Charitable Drive Series announced

 

Whitecaps FC raise over $21,000 through #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign

 

Show your Pride on International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

 

Muchacho de Hierro saves the Cup

 

Make-A-Wish: Muchacho de Hierro saves MLS Cup for Sporting KC