MLS WORKS Blog

15 May 5:32 pm

Week 11 is here and we’ve got a full schedule of matches!  After an three-game undefeated streak on the road, Sporting Kansas City will hit home against the Colorado Rapids.  The teams will meet for the first time this season at Sporting Park, Saturday night.  Another match to lookout for this Saturday is Vancouver Whitecaps against Seattle Sounders.  That’s right; the Cascadia Cup is renewed yet again!  Can the Whitecaps remain tied atop the Western Conference with the challenge of the dynamic duo, Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins on top for the Sounders?  Before you find out, take a look at how your favorite clubs are contributing to the community. 

Third Annual Cocktails & Cleats Goes Above and Beyond Expectations for Union Foundation

 

Kei Kamara visits Hayes Intermediate School

 

Global Assists Program sends soccer balls to Guyana, Mozambique, and Tanzania

 

New England Revolution to host annual “Salute to Heroes” on Saturday night

 

The Montreal Impact Foundation and Centraide host the 4th edition of the Centraide Cup

 

Inaugural Crew SC Foundation FootGolf Classic

 

D.C. United to Host First Annual Health & Wellness Fair

 

Tickets to Bite at the Beach on sale now with a portion of the proceeds going to the LA Galaxy Foundation

 

 

08 May 5:26 pm

MLS fans, are you in a New York State of Mind?  Better be because our two New York teams will meet for the first time ever at Red Bull Arena and it’s kind of a big deal!  This local rivalry also known as the Hudson River Derby starts Sunday at 7 pm ET between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls.  When NYC FC crosses the river on Sunday, a little more than three-points is up for grabs; the true loyalties of their fan-bases will be defined.  Soooooo blue or red?  More excitement in MLS this weekend as Toronto FC is expecting a sold out crowd in their newly renovated BMO Stadium and Orlando City SC is pushing for their first win at home.  Now fans, hang out with your moms, watch some great soccer, and take a look at how your clubs making a difference on this Mother’s Day weekend! 

Whitecaps FC join forces with Canucks, BC Lions, and Canadians for kids with autism

 

Revs visit Hanscom Air Force Base

 

Third annual LA Galaxy 5k and Cozmo Family Fun Run to be held June 7th

 

United Drives Collects Soccer Equipment for Passback Program

 

Art and Soccer Collide at 2015 Art of Futbol

 

Portland Timbers, T2, Thorns FC team up with local partners to present fourth-annual Stand Together Week June 8-14

 

Portland Timbers, Thorns, and T2 players aid Stand Together's Rose City Readers initiative

 

Philadelphia Union Brings Soccer to Gym Class Presented By ACME

 

The Football Effect: Taher of City in the Community

 

D.C. Vote to Honor Olsen

 

Liam Fitzgerald visits the Revolution

 

New York City FC, Mayor's Office Team Up for Fitness & Health Spring Kickoff

 

Philadelphia Union Foundation Notebook: May

 

LA Galaxy host Special Olympics Team tryouts

 

Dynamo Update – hosting Manchester United in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup

01 May 4:29 pm

Saddle up y’all because you’re in for a treat.  We’re back at it with a weekend of MLS matches headlined by another chapter of the Texas Derby.  The Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas battle it out at BBVA Compass Stadium for a match with a little bit of spice and maybe a battle that’s not so nice.   Folks, are you ready to see an in-state rivalry that’ll define the loser as Texas toast?  Thought so!!  There are a lot of other exciting things to look forward to this weekend.  After being out with an injury for a few months, the Timbers could see Diego Valeri suit up and take the field again and the Chicago Fire have an opportunity to continue their three-game winning streak.  Before you turn on that TV or march on over to your local stadium, make sure to take a look at how your favorite MLS players are making a difference in the community. 

FC Dallas Foundation Partners with Friends of Rob on TX Shootout presented by Advocare

 

Finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis is personal for Joe Bendik

 

Cocktails and Cleats 2015

 

Dynamo to face English Premier League’s Manchester City at BBVA Compass Stadium on May 28

 

D.C. United Foundation Night | May 2, 2015

 

Fire Celebrate Neighborhood Ties at 2015 Practice In The Community

 

Recycle Your Game campaign provides soccer equipment for local youth in need

 

March for Babies | 20 for Twenty

 

D.C. United, Mom Made Foods and SW Community Gardens Team Up to Celebrate Earth Day

 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Jeans Day

 

Eric LeGrand visits the New York Red Bulls

 

Social Timeline: Sounders FC gets involved in a big way during Impact Seattle Week

 

Portland Timbers award $55,000 in Community Fund Grants

25 April 11:31 am

Did you know today is World Malaria Day? Join MLS WORKS and Nothing But Nets to help protect children, refugees, and families in sub-Sahara Africa from malaria, by taking The Million Nets Pledge.  The Million Nets Pledge is a two-year pledge by the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to protect refugee families with one million bednets by 2016, the campaign's 10 year anniversay.

Brek Shea, today announced his committment to helping defeat malaria.  Brek will donate 30 bed nets for every team win, 10 bed nets for every tie and 10 bed nets for every goal he scores during Orlando City SC and USMNT matches.

Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa.

Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria.  In sub-Saharan Africa, families worry that their children will get bitten by a disease-carrying mosquito, but one $10 bed net can mean the difference between life and death.  

Join MLS WORKS, Brek Shea and Nothing But Net  in the fight to defeat malaria. Learn more

24 April 2:41 pm

Ladies and gentleman, week 8 is here and one of our most heated rivalries is renewed (Sunday at 9:30 pm ET, Fox Sports 1 in the US, MLS LIVE in Canada) for the first time this season.  That’s right, Seattle Sounders FC host the Portland Timbers to write another chapter in their competitive history.  If the pure intensity of this match isn’t enough, why not add the fact that if Portland comes out with a win, they could leapfrog Seattle in the Western Conference standings? Rolling on over to the eastern side of the country, Columbus Crew SC looks to continue their undefeated run as they take on the Philadelphia Union at home.  Now folks, although Earth Day is over, we urge you to continue scoring #GreenerGoals at home and in the office and in case you haven’t done so already, make sure you take a look at how your clubs are making a difference!  

The Football Effect: Barry O'Driscoll of City in the Community

 

LA Galaxy's 20 for Twenty continues Saturday with March of Dimes walk

 

New York Red Bulls celebrate Wings for Life Night

 

Winning classrooms announced

 

Global Relay Community Club

 

Sounders FC launces Impace Seattle Week

 

2015 Impact Seattle Week

 

Earthquakes Kick off Get Earthquakes Fit Program for Seventh Year

 

Todd Dunivant and Baggio Husidic volunteer at Kick for Kids clinic

 

D.C. United teams with Southwest Community Gardens, Mom Made Foods for Earth Day

23 April 11:42 am

MLS WORKS in conjunction with Music for Relief, celebrated Earth Day by offering twitter followers the unique opportunity to assist families with little or no access to electricity around the world.  MLS WORKS and Music for Relief agreed to donate a SOCCKET ball by Uncharted Play on behalf of any twitter follower who tweeted how they create a cleaner, healthier environment and included the hashtag #GreenerGoals.  

Thanks to the generosity of our followers, MLS WORKS and Music for Relief will provide off-grid power that's good for people and good for the earth.  The SOCCKET balls will allow children to do homework and parents to attend to household duties after sundown.  Not only have our twitter followers helped provide families with a source of eletricity and clean power but they also provided kids with a tangible reason to play.

We sincerely thank all of our twitter followers that participated in yesterday's promotion.  As promised, a SOCCKET will be donated on your behalf to a family in need.

22 April 11:50 am

THIS EARTH DAY... GIVE THE GIFT OF ENERGY

How can a soccer ball help families without electricity?

SOCCKET, a fun, clean energy tool, is a soccer ball that functions as a portable generator.  Just one (1) hour of play will provide hours of light for a family in need.

To celebrate Earth Day, MLS WORKS in conjunction with Music for Relief, will offer twitter followers the unique opportunity to assist families with little or no access electricity around the world.  MLS WORKS will donate SOCCKET balls by Uncharted Play on behalf of their followers. 

The promotion will run throughout the day on April 22nd.  MLS WORKS followers that tweet how they create a cleaner, healthier environment and include the hashtag #GreenerGoals will have a SOCCKET donated on their behalf.  

What is a SOCCKET & how does it work?

The SOCCKET is a portable, power generating soccer ball designed to promote physical activity and spread awareness about the global energy problem.

The SOCCKET gets charged up during normal game play.  The more the ball rolls, the more power that's generated.  The SOCCKET is designed to power the energy efficent, 3-LED lamp.  To access the power, pull back the rubber stopper, and plug the lamo down into the center of the ball.

Join MLS WORKS in providing reliable energy to those in need with SOCCKETs by Uncharted Play.  Tweet @MLSWORKS using #GreenerGoals to have a SOCCKET donated on your behalf.

17 April 3:19 pm

Major League Soccer kicks off week 7 at Red Bull Arena.  Coming off a stellar win against the MLS overall leaders, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the San Jose Earthquakes will travel to Harrison, NJ with momentum to beat the undefeated Red Bulls.  Houston Dynamo will head over to the east coast to take on D.C. United for the only time this season.  After their 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact last week, the Dynamo will look to capitalize and beat D.C. on the road.  Before watching your team lace up their cleats and battle on the pitch, make sure to take a look at their good work in the community.

New England Revolution Charitable Foundation to reward recyclers with reusable water bottles on April 25

 

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Tommy Bahama Island Cowboy Classic golf tournament

 

D.C. United Partners with Most Valuable Kids on 2015 Ticket Donation Program

 

Galaxy unveil commemorative match poster for Sporting Kansas City match

 

LA Galaxy visit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

 

48 Seconds with Levesque: United in Green, Sounders in Schools and upcoming events

 

Red Bulls host first Youth Soccer Festival with Long Island Junior Soccer League

 

Rowe gets haircut for charity

10 April 5:19 pm

Who is ready for another weekend of great soccer?!  MLS is kicking off the weekend, tonight with FC Dallas welcoming the Colorado Rapids (7 pm ET; UniMas in the US, MLS LIVE in Canada).  This Western rivalry preludes to even more exciting matches.  This nine game packed weekend features unbeaten Real Salt Lake as they face Sporting Kansas City and a debut for Philadelphia local, John McCarthy as he suits up in goal for the Union.  Now fans, as you power on your TVs or head out to your local stadium, make sure you are on the lookout for the 2015 Don’t Cross the Line PSA.  The PSA begins airing on TV broadcasts and in-stadium this weekend and it reinforces the League’s commitment to unity, respect, fair play, equality and acceptance throughout the soccer community.   Take a stand for soccer and take the pledge and while you’re at it, check out how your favorite clubs are making a difference in their communities.    

Englewood Neighborhood Center Receives $1,500 in Soccer Equipment

 

Impact Soccer Schools launch summer camp programs

 

Revolution to host Autism Awareness Day

 

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

 

LA Galaxy to host Special Olympics team tryouts May 3rd

 

LA Galaxy Foundation’s 20 For Twenty continues with Heal the Bay beach clean-up this Friday

 

Galaxy unveil commemorative match poster for Seattle Sounders FC match

 

Foundation Programs Spotlight- Stone Lakes Elementary

03 April 12:48 pm

Week five of the season is here and we’ve got another great slate of matches!  Orlando City SC is expecting another massive crowd against D.C. United (7 pm ET, UniMas) and FC Dallas looks to continue their unbeaten streak.  The Philadelphia Union are striving for their first win this Sunday (7 pm ET, Fox Sports 2 in the US, MLS LIVE in Canada) with hopes that one of their strong assets, C.J. Sapong is back from injury to play against his former team, Sporting Kansas City.  Gather around with family and friends on this holiday weekend, before and after big dinners and Easter egg-hunts to tune into many games and goals.  Also, don’t forget to check out how your favorite clubs are impacting their communities.

Fire, Special Olympics Introduce Members of Unified Soccer All-Star Team

 

Red Bulls Light Blue for Autism Awareness

 

C’est mieux en bleu : another successful evening!

 

Morrow, Hagglund and Konopka visit local schools to give back

 

MAPFRE, Crew SC team up to serve lunch at Ronald McDonald House

 

Chicago Fire Soccer Club to Host Fifth Annual Art of Futbol

 

BMW, Quakes Partner to Donate to Saves for Schools

 

Earthquakes Announce Easter Egg Hunt Following Match on April 5

 

A.J. DeLaGarza teaming up with D.C. United to raise money for Ronald McDonald House and American Heart Association