MLS WORKS Blog

14 June 12:49 pm

Nominations for the 2013 Community MVP are underway! Don't forget to nominate individuals that are using soccer as a tool to make a difference in their communities. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $10,000 donation and be recognized at the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star game.

NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY MVP TODAY!

 

The soccer schedule was full this week with World Qualifiers and International friendly matches, but that did not stop MLS players from helping out in the community. Take a look at what some of the clubs have been up to around their communities in our weekly club highlights:

LA Galaxy Foundation team up with StubHub for "Camp for Kids"

SCORES Cup returns to Gillette Stadium Saturday

Rafa Baca speaks at Adelante Dual Landuage Academy's graduation

Impact Academy raises over $2,000 for Leucan's Shaved Head Challenge

LA Galaxy Foundation and Stubhub Center Foundation Team Up with StubHub to Host Fifth Annual 'Camps For Kids' Thursday

Sixth annual World Cup of Wine & Beer set for August 7

Major League Soccer, MLS players union announce partnership for You Can Play Project

Forgetting the Trouble and Putting on Boots

Photos: Sporting KC in the Community

07 June 10:56 am

 

 

MLS WORKS launched its Community MVP Contest on May 30.  Don't forget to nominate individuals who are using soccer to enhance their local communities.  The Grand Prize winner will be recognized at the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star game and receive a $10,000 donation for the charity of their choice.

NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY MVP TODAY!

 

Clubs are gearing up for Week 15 of the MLS season, which kicks off this weekend. Before lacing up their cleats and taking the field, players lent a hand in their communities. Check out what clubs have been up to around the community as well as some upcoming events in our weekly highlights:

 

Philadelphia Union to Honor Military Heroes July 20

Portland Timbers & Thorns FC gather to talk about soccer across borders at Mercy Corps

See Brent Richards shave his head for St. Baldrick's Foundation

New York Red Bulls visit patients at the HUMC

Toronto FC fans & Purolator donate 9,500 lbs of food to the Daily Bread Food Bank

United for D.C.'s "Spring Kick" to take place Wednesday, June 5

Revolution and UnitedHealthcare challenge soccer fans to get MatchFit!

LA Galaxy to unveil Champions Lounge on June 15

Chicago Fire to Host "Fire, Brews, and Bites" Beer Tasting Event

 

04 June 6:21 pm

Last season, San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch created the Saves for Seals program to benefit The US Navy Seals Foundation. Nearly $10,000 and a year later, Busch has uped the ante with the creation of the Saves for Seals section at select Earthquakes home games. For his dedication to the Navy Seals on and off the field, Busch was named the MLS WORKS June Humanitarian of the Month.   

 

31 May 3:54 pm

MLS WORKS launched its Community MVP Contest on May 30.  Don't forget to nominate individuals who are using soccer to enhance their local communities.  The Grand Prize winner will be recognized at the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star game and receive a $10,000 donation for the charity of their choice.

NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY MVP TODAY!

Take a look at various initiatives and fundraisers that MLS Clubs have launched for the summer:

XFINITY Clinic Series Registration

Reds Help Tackle Hunger

LA Galaxy to unveil Champions Lounge on June 15

D.C. United staff volunteers at So Others Might Eat

Can't Help Falling in Love

Kick Start Summer Reading Challenge

Chicago Fire to Host "Fire, Brews, and Bites" Beer Tasting Event

Memorial Day: Veterans share soccer stories

Join a Community Clinic today!

 

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.

 

30 May 4:30 pm

All over North America, soccer fans are using the sport to enhance the communities in which they live and work. Major League Soccer wants to tell these stories. We are looking for individuals who promote goodwill, demonstrate leadership qualities and help to improve lives within their community. MLS fans will have the opportunity to nominate themselves or another individual who sets an example as a leader in the community as uses soccer as a tool to help make a positive impact in one of the following areas:

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

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $10,000 donation to their charity of choice and a trip to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Sporting Park.

For full details, click here.

 

24 May 12:07 pm

This week Major League Soccer and its' clubs, players and fans showed their support for those impacted by the tornadoes and storms in the Midwest. If you haven't done so yet, join us...Donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999. Visit our Disaster Relief Page to learn more.

Before you check out what MLS clubs did this week in the community, make sure to take time this Memorial Day to remember those who served, and those who are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Help MLS WORKS keep Nick's dream alive. Visit KickforNick.org to learn more.

Philadelphia Union Honored With Governor's Community ImPAct Award

Impact defender Jeb Brovsky overcomes injury to honor fallen fan

Baca celebrates City of Watsonville Soccer Appreciation Day

Crew Players Visit Children's Hospital

2013 Colorado Rapids Charity Golf Classic

Red Bulls Announce New Partnership with Randall's Island Park Alliance and West Side Soccer League

Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC launch new online auction site for memorabilia

United for D.C. Night

Tweet Tweet: D.C. United sends thoughts and prayers to Oklahoma

Heard through the Vine: Ceremonial first kick

Art of Futbol 2013

A&W Root Beer Float Night 2013

Get EQ Fit: Ballouchy and Baca visit Ryan Elementary

A Match Day Experience - May 18, 2013

D.C. United visits Walter Reed Military Medical Center

 

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.

21 May 4:23 pm

Join Major League Soccer in our League-wide efforts to support the Red Cross and help those affected by the devastating tornadoes in the Midwest. To donate, visit www.redcross.org, call   1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999.

Blood donations are also welcomed. Visit our Disaster Relief Page to learn more.

07 May 1:48 pm

 

Demonstrating exactly how the game of soccer can make a difference, the Portland Timbers joined forces with Make-A-Wish Oregon to create a very special day and helped to make Atticus Lane-Dupre's wish come true. Over 3,000 members of the Timbers Army were on hand to show their support as Atticus' Green Machine beat the Timbers in a scrimmage at JELD-WEN Field. The day began and ended with behind-the-scenes access and unique experiences for Atticus and his teammates. Learn more.

Congratulations to the Timbers!

 

How you can help...

  • To support the Children's Cancer Association's work in bringing joy to seriously ill children and their families please visit: http://joyrx.org
  • To support the American Cancer Society's work in transforming cancer from deadly to preventable please visit: http://www.cancer.org/
  • To support Make-A-Widh as they continue to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy please visit: http://wish.org/

 

 

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MLSSoccer.com's Anatomy of a Goal breaks down Atticus' nutmeg gamewinner - Video

How the Portland Timbers made a cancer-stricken 8-year-old'swish come true - Video

Portland Timbers and MLS WORKS help beautify Hosford Middle School on Earth Day - Video

 

03 May 1:31 pm

April has come to an end with an impressive array of activity on behalf of MLS clubs in their community. May is starting off strong with clubs lending a hand around their communities. On Tuesday, the New England Revolution launched a week-long auction with proceeds to benefit The One Fund Boston and LLA. On Wednesday, the Portland Timbers and Make-A-Wish Oregon held a scrimmage in front of 3,000 fans at JELD-WEN Field against The Green Machine. The match was a wish come true for Atticus Lane-Dupre, whose wish was to have his team, The Green Machine, play against the Timbers. Atticus netted four goals, one of them being the match-winning goal in the impressive 10-9 Green Machine victory over the Timbers. Find these stories and other MLS club initiatives in our weekly club highlights:

Victory Project reaches goal for local youth

SideKicks launch new autograph alley following Rapids home matches

Soccer Kickoff BBQ and Select A Seat Event at Red Bull Arena

MLSsoccer.com's Anatomy of a Goal breaks down Atticus' nutmeg gamewinner

Beckerman to appear at Friday Fan Forum at Rio Tinto Stadium

How the Portland Timbers made a cancer-stricken 8-year-old's wish come true

Chivas USA, presente en la Copa Infantil Interliga - Chivas USA, sponsor of Copa Interliga

Video: Timbers make 8-year-old cancer patient's dream come true

RECAP: Eight-year-old Atticus nets four goals to power Green Machine past Timbers 10-9

How Atticus & Green Machine beat the Timbers

Sporting KC VIP Experience at ArtBra KC

ESPN's Stuart Scott on Atticus: "Dude, we fight TOGETHER on this"

Rapids and Coca Cola Support Rocky Mountain USO

Collin, Olum headline Cancer Battler Cup IV

Video: Portland, 3000 fans grant 8-year-old an amazing wish

Portland Timbers players Nagbe, Jewsbury and Silvestre all prepare for Atticus & Make-A-Wish game against Green Machine

Wine and Dine with the Earthquakes set for July 28

Revolution launches charitable auction to benefit The One Fund Boston & LLS

English Premier League's Stoke City F.C. to meet Houston Dynamo in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup

Exclusive Meet and Greet Package Auction with LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan to Benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Union to hold 50/50 raffles at home matches to benefit Philadelphia Union Foundation

Real Salt Lake to host Star Wars Day at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday

Revolution wins "for Boston and Kevin" on emotional night at Gillette Stadium

Texian Army hosting bake sale to raise funds for first responders in West, Texas

Revolution Marathon Tribute Video

FC Dallas in the community: April 27-28

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.