20 November 4:30 pm

FC Dallas Goalkeeper Chris Seitz Named MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year

Major League Soccer announced today that FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz was voted the 2012 MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year.

This past August, Seitz was contacted by DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow center, and told that he was a potential bone marrow donation match for a leukemia patient. Seitz, along with his then Real Salt Lake teammates, originally registered with DKMS to become bone marrow donors in 2009 as a gesture of support for teammate Andy Williams and his wife Marcia, who was battling a rare form of leukemia.

Seitz traveled to a DKMS participating hospital for further testing and was confirmed as the best possible match for the patient. Because timing is critical in the bone marrow donation process, Seitz committed to a September surgery in which doctors extracted bone marrow from his pelvic bone with a hollow needle inserted through small incisions. As a result, he missed the remainder of the MLS season.

Congratulations Chris!

Click here to read the full story.

16 November 6:49 pm

As we prepare for the holiday season, the clubs continue the spirit of giving back. Don't miss these amazing stories from around the League.

 The LA Galaxy Foundation and The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation will host the 10th Annual Foundations' Feast at The Home Depot Center on Monday, November 19, serving a complete Thanksgiving meal to 250 local children and families in need. Read more.

 Last week the Red Bulls announced they would be donating a minimum of $250,000, plus half of the gate revenue from the final leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, to the American Red Cross, The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, and The Mayor's Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief in an effort to assist the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. On Monday, November 12, the organization took it a step further and assisted the American Red Cross' relief efforts by lending a hand at a supplies warehouse in Jersey City. Read more.

Whitecaps FC business leaders raise over $100,000 to support homeless youth

Houston Dynamo and Greenstar Recycling host America Recycles Day recycling drive

Stand Together: Profile of AC Portland

Busch raises funds to support the Navy Seal Foundation

LA Galaxy Foundation host Thanksgiving dinner to 250 local children

FC Dallas goalkeeper Seitz a finalist for MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year

Off the Pitch: Camilo Sanvezzo learns capoeira and zumba

Whitecaps' Bob and Ryan Lenarduzzi attend sleep-out to support homeless youth

New York Red Bulls lend a hand to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

A Christmas event with the Earthquakes

A Journey Across Worlds: Issa Hassan's Road to the Timbers Academy

The Crew Soccer Foundation Sponsors Linden Student-Athlete Award

United Soccer Club Event

Whitecaps Lest We Forget

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.

09 November 5:23 pm

Check out some of the incredible community stories from the clubs this week:

 The New York Red Bulls announced a donation starting at $250,000 to the American Red Cross, The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and The Mayor's Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief to help local relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Read more.

 The fine moustachery cropping on the upper lips of men across the world is not a coincidence. Movember has officially begun, which means men are selflessly offering their upper lips to raise money for men's health. Whitecaps FC has also joined in the campaign and are taking part in a friendly mo growing competition with many other clubs across Major League Soccer to raise funds for men's health initiatives. Read more.

New England Revolution POW/MIA Seat Dedication

New York Red Bulls donate to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Stand Together Week featured on Timbers in 30

Toronto FC Academy Health and Wellness Week

New England Revolution honor American POWs/MIAs

Chris Seitz profiled on Fox4

Whitecaps FC support Movember

New York Red Bulls host Supply Drive at Red Bull Arena

New York Red Bulls support Sandy relief

FC Dallas player Hernandez supports Blue Goose Charity

Sounders players visit Seattle Goalball team

Sounders fans raise over $20,000 for American Red Cross

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.

06 November 11:16 am

Join the New York Red Bulls and MLS W.O.R.K.S. as we support relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Volunteers will be stationed outside the gates to collect donations prior to the Red Bulls vs. D.C. United match on Wednesday, November 7th at 8 p.m. ET at Red Bull Arena.

Click here to get tickets to the match.

Fans are encouraged to bring the following items:

Non-Perishable Food

  • Canned foods
  • Instant soups, tea and coffee
  • Granola and energy bars
  • Packaged snacks

Winter clothing for all ages

  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Coats
  • Hats, scarves and gloves
  • Hand and foot warmers

Cleaning Supplies

  • Disinfectant wipes and bleach
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Face/dust masks
  • Latex gloves

Hygiene Supplies

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Soaps (bar or liquid)
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash


Items collected will benefit local organizations/relief shelters in New York and New Jersey.  If you are unable to attend Wednesday’s game, collection bins will be set up at Red Bull Arena during regular business hours (9 am-6 pm, Monday to Friday).  To learn more about ways to help, click here.

05 November 11:35 am


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the MLS to Queens Street Team spent their weekend volunteering to clean-up Flushing Meadows Corona Park in conjunction with the local Parks Department’s clean-up efforts.

On Saturday, 12 people dedicated their weekend to volunteer and clean up over 250 bags of debris, primarily near the youth playground on the west end of the Park. On Sunday, 15 people volunteered and cleaned up over 300 bags of debris near The Olmsted Center.

Julissa Ferreras, Democratic member of the New York City Council residing in and representing the 21st district of Queens, showed up on Sunday to help and bought pizza for the MLS Street Team to show her thanks for helping the community.

This is one example of how the MLS League office staff and the entire League is stepping up to help the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Join MLS W.O.R.K.S. as we support Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, people can visit, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Learn more about how you can get involved in the recovery efforts here.

02 November 5:48 pm

The clubs have finished the regular season, yet they continue to make a difference and recognize their season-long efforts off the field. Here's a recap from this week:

 Columbus Crew midfielder Bernardo Anor was honored with the Donate Life Champion Award. Anor received the Award for advocating organ and tissue donation and supporting Crew partner Lifeline of Ohio. Read more.

 The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday that Quebec-native Patrice Bernier was selected by members of the media and team supporters as the 2012 Communitarian Award winner, presented to the player most involved with the community. Read more.

Long reach of Hurricane Sandy affects Sounders

Philadelphia Union supports Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

New England Revolution supports Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

D.C. United supports Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

United Reads makes one final stop

The Crew's throwback Thursday

Montreal's Patrice Bernier receives 2012 Communitarian of the Year Award

Rapids join MLS W.O.R.K.S. to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Rapids staff join efforts to support Movember

MLS supports Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

New York Red Bulls support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Toronto FC supports Movember

Toronto FC players visit Sick Kids Hospital

LA Galaxy's Buddle thinking about friends impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Crew in the Community: Bernardo Anor receives Donate Life Champion Award

Sounders FC Movember team

San Jose Earthquakes Goals for Education

Stand Together Awards Banquet

Dynamo Charities receives award

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.

31 October 9:50 am

There is still time to join the MLS Network on MLS staff, players, clubs, supporters and partners have already joined to raise funds and awareness for men's health.

MLS W.O.R.K.S. will match funds raised by the highest individual fundraiser in the MLS Network (individual person, not team). The highest fundraiser will also receive the Soccer Kicks Cancer Prize Pack, which includes:

- One (1) $500 VISA Gift Card
- One (1) Panasonic Shave Kit (includes 5-cutting blade system shaver, Body Shaver, Beard & Hair Trimmer and Nose & Ear Trimmer – a $785 value)
- One (1) copy of FIFA Soccer 13

So what are you waiting for?  Join us and help kick cancer! 'Mo growin' officially begins tomorrow.

30 October 5:11 pm

Join MLS W.O.R.K.S. as we support the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts. A financial donation or blood donation can make the biggest and most immediate impact. Learn what you can do to help.

American Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross

26 October 3:41 pm

The time has come - the regular season ends this weekend. While the clubs continue to stay focused on the pitch, there's still time for some quality fun with Movember kicking off next week.  Prepare to see some of your favorite MLS players growing a 'Mo (or moustache) to support men's health awareness month in November. Stay tuned for more details and, if you haven't already, join us on the MLS Network on


 The Chicago Fire continue to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a video that was created in partnership with UIH.

 FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz had the save of his life - he recently donated bone marrow to a person he's never met.  Read how Seitz is working back from bone marrow donation. Full story.

Fire Foundation auction pink Breast Cancer Awareness jerseys

Join Red Bulls Movember team and help kick cancer

Crew submit Gaven as MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year Nominee

FC Dallas Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Galaxy fans mix and mingle for a great cause

Sounders FC name Estrada Humanitarian

Chris Seitz featured on for bone marrow donation

FC Dallas goalkeeper Seitz becomes bone marrow donor

Fire and UIH partner against Breast Cancer

Chivas golfing for a cause

Whitecaps support Bell Employee Giving Campaign Kickoff

Chicago Fire Kicks Cancer and Goes Pink

Chivas USA golf tournament

Whitecaps participate in Bell employee giving campaign

San Jose Earthquakes set Guinness World Record with Groundbreaking Day

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.

25 October 11:39 am

Major League Soccer has partnered with Movember to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer and we are only one week away from the official launch!

Interested in joining the MLS Network? Click here to join Major League Soccer players, supporters, staff and partners around the League.

Just to get you thinking about which 'Mo you might grow, check out some of these all time favorites...

Stay tuned! MLS team signed jerseys from all 19 clubs will be available on our online auction starting November 16 and will benefit Movember.

Learn how you can get involved and help kick cancer.

Be sure to join the conversation by using #SoccerKicksCancer and #Movember.