MLS WORKS Blog

12 July 10:23 am

Soccer is in the air! The Gold Cup is in full swing, MLS teams are gearing up for friendlies against international clubs, and the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game is less than three weeks away! Several clubs engaged in charitable endeavors this week around their communities. Take a look at the various initiatives in our weekly club highlights:

 

Whitecaps FC match day community partner: BC Transplant

A Supporter's Story: The "Kelly Seat"

Donating to Insure the Success of Children in the Community? Good Investment says Union

A Spread the Love Story

New Style Trend: A&W Root Beer Float Mustache

Angeline Bounds Travels with Unified Sports

FC Dallas In The Community: July 12-14

 

 

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

05 July 4:52 pm
02 July 11:37 am

On the field, Chicago Fire defender Gonzalo Segares is known for his hard-nosed tackles and his reputation as an enforcer. Off the field, the Costa Rican international has devoted his time to improving the Chicago community through various charitable efforts.  It is Segares' willingness to always lend a helping hand that makes him July's MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month.

28 June 5:32 pm

This week has been a rather busy one for the MLS clubs off the pitch. Grand Prize voting for the MLS WORKS Community MVP contest begins on Monday July 1st and concludes on July 12th. Before you vote for your favorite Community MVP, be sure to visit our AT&T MLS All-Star voting site and vote for your favorite players before July 2. 

Take a look at the different community-based initiatives that our clubs are involved with in our weekly club highlights:

Rapids' fourth annual Charity Classic gold tournament tees off August 19

Press Conference: Houston Dynamo Armed Forces Appreciation Day

Rapids to host Military Appreciation Night presented by Coca-Cola on July 7

Carroll, Albright spearhead efforts to help noble children's charity Teammates for Kids

Impact Soccer Schools: A huge success for 2013 summer camps

Inaugural Copa Verde friendly against Monarcas Morelia benefits IME Becas programs

Whitecaps FC Lower Mainland Summer Camps presented by Bell

Bid Now, support the Navy SEAL Foundation: Busch's game-worn gloves & cleats now

Fishnet Security supports the Victory Project

Whitecaps FC team up with BC Soccer for the 2013 Provincial Youth Soccer Championships

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Announce Partnership With The Greater CHicago Food Depository

International Family Festival celebrates diversity

You Can Play

Sam Cronin, Shea Salinas & Mehdi Ballouchy to visit Lucille Packard Children's Hospital on Thursday

Celebrity scooping and bartending: Join us at the Oakland A's & Old Pro in Palo Alto

Kick It Club unites youth with SKC stars

Scoreboard Fire First Responders Honored

Crew joins Operation Buckeye to support soldiers overseas

Chicago Fire Soccer Club, PepsiCo and Section 8 Chicago to Participate in 43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade

Portland Timbers & Stand Together named finalist for Steve Patterson Award for Excellence

LA Galaxy welcome U.S. Military Soccer Team to training ahead of next month's World Military Cup

2013 Copa LA driven by Chevrolet

Chicago Fire Front Office Running "Kicks for Kids" Telethon Tuesday!

United Drives to Collect Soccer Equipment

Zusi helps Gatorage launch Beat the Heat

Innis Park Opening Ceremony

Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive

VIDEO: Geoff Cameron previews BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup

KC Public Library hosts Jimmy Nielsen

 

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

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.