MLS WORKS Blog

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

27 March 5:18 pm

It’s been an exciting week for Major League Soccer as we’ve introduced Minnesota United FC as the 23rd team to the League!  FC Dallas continues their perfect start to the season at home against the Seattle Sounders FC this Saturday (8:30 p.m. ET; MLS LIVE). With Obafemi’s strength on offense, Dallas will definitely be put to the test.  The other two clubs in The Cascadia Cup rivalry, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers face off at BC Place (5 p.m. PT; MLS LIVE).  With a history of success on the road in British Columbia, the Portland Timbers look to sink their first win of the season against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.  Will Portland succeed?  Find out this weekend but first take a look at how your favorite club is making a difference in the community.  

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

 

LA Galaxy’s 20 for Twenty continues with CHLA Visit

 

D.C. United to Support LA's DeLaGarza Family & Ronald McDonald House

 

D.C. United Partners with U.S. Soccer Foundation's Passback Program

 

2015 BMO Kickin’ with the ‘Caps Community Clinics presented by BC1

20 March 3:03 pm

Spring is here and so is week three of MLS play!  This Sunday (4 p.m. PT, FOX Sports 1) the San Jose Earthquakes host the Chicago Fire in the inaugural match at Avaya Stadium.  After coming back for a 3-2 win last weekend, the Earthquakes are looking to open up their new home with another “W”.  Over on the east coast, the New York Red Bulls begin play at Red Bull Arena against rival D.C. United (5 p.m. ET, ESPN2).  With this being the first of three regular season meetings this year, both teams are ready to battle for a win!  Now soccer fans, while you are cheering on your favorite club, take a look at how your favorite players are making a difference in their community.

Red Bulls, U.S. Soccer Foundation and NYC Parks break ground for soccer pitch

 

Dynamo Day at Oak Forrest Elementary School

 

United for D.C. Becomes the D.C. United Foundation

 

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Honored by Chicago Charity Challenge

 

D.C. United Helps Fight Childhood Cancer with St. Baldrick's Foundation

 

Red Bulls, U.S. Soccer Foundation and NYC Parks break ground on new mini-pitch at Lower East Side playground

 

Sounders FC kick off the season in the community

13 March 3:35 pm

 Take me out to the ball game; take me out with crowd …    That’s a song New York City fans WON’T sing this Sunday (5 p.m. ET (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/WatchESPN) as the rich soccer history of NYC begins in the Bronx against the New England Revolution! The eighth edition of the Trillium Cup will take place on Saturday (7:30 pm ET; TSN and MLS LIVE) as Columbus Crew SC hosts Toronto FC.  As you prepare for the hype of week two of MLS play, be sure to check out how your favorite clubs are making a difference in the community.  

Portland Timbers, Stand Together announce 'Fields For All' partnership with Operation Pitch Invasion

 

Revolution Charitable Foundation launches pair of season-long initiatives

 

Boston Children's Hospital visit

 

Wives and girlfriends support Victory Project

 

Portland Timbers, business and social leaders help Positive Coaching Alliance launch local chapter

 

D.C. United, St. Baldrick’s, Boundary Stone Team Up in Support of Childhood Cancer Research

 

2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

 

2015 Power of the Purse | Stand Together

 

New York City FC partners with Goya Foods to help promote sports and healthy eating

 

LA Galaxy Foundation announces partnership with American Heart Association

 

06 March 4:05 pm

Ladies and gennnntleman!  The moment we’ve all been waiting for…. The 2015 MLS season is here!  Tonight we kick off the 20th season with the LA Galaxy, defending MLS Cup champions, hosting the Chicago Fire!  One of the most anticipated matches of our soccer-packed weekend airs this Sunday on ESPN2 as Orlando City hosts their inaugural match against New York City FC.  Two of the League’s new stars, Kaka and David Villa, will face off in front of a sold out Citrus Bowl!  Talk about exciting!  It’s opening weekend folks, so throw on your favorite club’s jersey, paint your face, and cheer your head off for one heck of a weekend… and while you’re at it, check out how Major League Soccer is making an impact in the community!  

The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation joins #JoyWeek

 

Sounders FC teams up with Street Soccer Seattle for clinic and pick-up game

 

Foundation and Special Olympics Train Unified Sports Program Staff

 

Orlando City Foundation Unveils Futsal Court in Parramore

 

Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Foundation Kick Off 2015 Campaign

 

Chicago Fire Foundation Announces Expansion of P.L.A.Y.S. Program

 

Levesque to unveil community initiatives at March 19 event

12 December 4:45 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 6:23 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 5:37 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 4:59 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 4:29 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