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23 December 4:37 de la tarde

More than 1,700 miles separate Houston and Newton, Conn., but the Dynamo aren't concerned with distance as they do their part to support a grieving community in the wake of unimaginable tragedy.

On Friday, Houston announced they were partnering with the Quinnipiac University soccer program and the Connecticut Football Club to host "Soccer Night in Newtown" on Monday, January 7. Dynamo president and Guilford, Conn., native Chris Canetti is leading the charge, using his connections in his new home to provide a much-needed distraction for those affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"Soccer is a big part of the Newtown community, and we thought it would be a great idea to give the kids a chance to have some fun playing a game they love alongside some of America's top professional players and some of the area's top collegiate players," Canetti said in a statement. "I hope this event can be a diversion from some of the harsh realities facing their world and provide an opportunity to create positive lifelong memories."

Forward Brian Ching, midfielders Ricardo Clark and Brad Davis, defender Corey Ashe and goalkeeper Tally Hall will all make the trip to Newton to sign autographs and participate in soccer-themed activities at the free event. Houston also opened an auction to benefit the United Way's Sandy Hook School Support Fund, and prizes includes a trip for two to see the Dynamo play a 2013 home game at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston.

There isn't much to say other than 'Well done, Dynamo." At times like these, we're all in it together, and Houston's attitude toward tragedy is a lesson to us all.

See how you can help support Sandy Hook victims here.

18 December 5:51 de la tarde

Deadspin beat us to this one, and for that, we salute you guys. With cheesesteaks.

Honestly, there's not a lot to say about this footage of the 1924 US Open Cup final between the Fall River Marksmen and Vesper Buick besides "wow." And, "I wish there was enough footage of the old ASL for Ken Burns to do one of those eight-hour documentaries that I love so much."

Oh, and, "Who says that America has no soccer history or culture?" As wotnograpefruit, a commenter on the video's YouTube page, points out: This video, which shows that the Vesper Buick players had numbers on their jerseys, predates the previously reported beginning of numbered jerseys, 1928 with English side Arsenal.   

So I guess there's actually a bunch to say about this. I love the US Open Cup. And I love that this video still exists.

07 December 4:18 de la tarde

December is upon us and the clubs are already getting into the holiday spirit. Check out this week's highlights from the community.

New England's Simms, Barnes build gingerbread houses for charity

BBVA Compass Stadium earns LEED Silver Certification

D.C. United supports Capital Area Food Bank

Colorado Rapids continue final Movember push for donations

Toronto FC supports You Can Play

Toronto FC helps Camp Trillium

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

30 November 9:01 de la tarde

November comes to an end today, which also means it's the end of another successful Movember campaign.  MLS W.O.R.K.S. and MLS clubs have raised thousands of dollars to support men's cancer initiatives this month and we are thrilled with the support we have received from staff, clubs, players, supporters and partners.  Check out this week's highlights:

Caps wrap up Movember effort

Rapids mustaches mark successful Movember effort

FC Dallas pays tribute to Bobby Rhine

Los Angeles sports teams host toy drive

LA Galaxy and MLS W.O.R.K.S. host MLS Cup service project at Boys & Girls Club of Carson

LA Galaxy unveil detailed support of Boys & Girls Club of Carson

Montreal's Brovsky empowering women and youth through peaceful action

United for D.C.: DC Central Kitchen meal preparation

Montreal Impact collects soccer balls for needy families

Sounders FC: Four days left for Movember

Crew Holiday Season Community Efforts

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

29 November 6:44 de la tarde

 

MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the LA Galaxy Foundation brought LA Galaxy mascot, Cozmo, along with the MLS Cup trophy to visit with patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Cozmo visited with patients in the activity center where they were working on arts and crafts and playing board games and video games. Patients were able to take photos with the MLS Cup trophy and hang out with Cozmo for the afternoon.  Cozmo also stopped into a few rooms and gave all patients MLS Cup 2012 mini soccer balls and MLS Cup t-shirts, courtesy of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the LA Galaxy Foundation.

View photos from the event here.

28 November 9:07 de la tarde

MLS W.O.R.K.S., the LA Galaxy Foundation and AEG partnered on a multifaceted improvement project for the Boys & Girls Club of Carson on behalf of MLS Cup 2012. AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke, MLS Commissioner Don Garber,  LA Galaxy Head Coach Bruce Arena, LA Galaxy VP Chris Klein and Galaxy captain Landon Donovan were on hand at the Boys & Girls Club of Carson to celebrate the start of a new partnership with the LA Galaxy and AEG - which includes a year-long sports program, a new LA Galaxy branded Sport Court and a donation of sports equipment - as well as to unveil a newly upgraded Learning Center. The Learning Center featured a mural by Code 4, new carpet, chairs, tables and bookshelves as well as new books, Panasonic TV and an Xbox 360 console, which was generously donated by Xbox.

Other LA Galaxy players in attendance were Edson Buddle, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant, Omar Gonzalez, Sean Franklin and Mike Magee who mingled with kids at the event and hosted a soccer clinic for the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Carson.

Check out more images from the event on the @MLSWORKS Twitter page.

23 November 1:58 de la tarde

The MLS 2012 season comes to an end on Saturday, December 1st when the LA Galaxy take on the Houston Dynamo at The Home Depot Center. Don't forget to tune in at 1:30p PT/4:30p ET on EPSN/Telefutura/TSN.

The holiday season officially started this week and the clubs took time to give back in honor of Thanksgiving. Take a peek at some of the highlights:

 D.C. United help the Salvation Army prepare meals for Thanksgiving. Read more.

 Rapids join local pro teams to partner with United Way Colorado for TeamSmile and provide more than $100,000 worth of dental care for more than 200 underserved children. Read more.

LA Galaxy Foundations Feast photos

Whitecaps FC Movember update

FC Dallas host Bobby Rhine Invitational

United preps meals for Safeway Feast of Sharing

Kei Kamara hosts a fundraiser

Seitz makes save of a lifetime

Chris Seitz named MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year

D.C. United participates in charitable Thanksgiving meal preparation

Rapids join local pro teams to partner with United Way Colorado for TeamSmile

Crew takes part in Movember

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