MLS WORKS Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!