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20 September 6:24 de la tarde

Our MLS clubs have been busy in their respective communities this week.  Whether raising money for childhood cancer research or joining hundreds of volunteers to build a playground, MLS players are making their mark in the U.S. and Canada.  No matter the match you watch this weekend, rest assured it has some type of playoff implication whether it be for the Supporter’s Shield or simply a chance to remain eligible for the post season.  Before you try and figure out all the possible playoff scenarios, take a look at our roundup of weekly club highlights.

 

Chicago Fire Soccer Club announces partnership with City Year Chicago

PHOTOS: Soccer & Style

Equipos: St. Baldrick's I Teams: St. Baldrick's

Marco Delgado te invita a unirte al equipo de Chivas USA y St. Baldrick's I Marco Delgado invites you to join team Chivas USA and St. Baldrick's

Erick Torres te invita a unirte al equipo de Chivas USA y St. Baldrick's I Erick Torres invites you to join team Chivas USA and St. Baldrick's

Sporting KC Equipment Manager reflects on trip to Honduras

Dan Kennedy continúa contribuyendo con St. Jude | Dan Kennedy continue contributing to St. Jude

Portland Timbers' Stand Together 50/50 raffle Friday to benefit Red Cross Colorado flood relief efforts

Soccer and Style

Camp Shriver Visit

Matt Lampson Partners with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Ohio

Photos: Revolution and Patriots Playground Build

Casting with the Crew

Actualización: Primera semana de la campaña St. Baldrick’s | Update: St. Baldrick’s campaign Week One

LLS of Central Ohio Light the Night Walk with Matt Lampson

Whitecaps FC visit the BC Children's Hospital

FC Dallas Foundation: Celebrity Bartending

The Denver Post highlights the Rapids' partnership with Special Olympics Colorado

FCD in the Community: September 16-22

Join Team LampStrong

West HS Boys Varsity team recognized by Rapids, Telemundo for good sportsmanship

PICTURES: FC Dallas Special Olympics Team 2, Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Team 2

#cf97 join The Greater Chicago Fire Hydrants project

 

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

16 September 3:03 de la tarde

On September 10th, prior to the USA vs. Mexico 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier game at Crew Stadium, MLS WORKS partnered with the Columbus Crew to conduct a Crew Massive Makeover of the Linden Village Green Space Community Garden.  The beautification project gave staff members from various MLS Clubs and the League office the opportunity to give back to the Linden community while in town for the MLS Business Summit.  MLS volunteers participated in various activities including building a fence on the property, assembling a storage unit, patio and pergola, installing benches and a swing, planting flowers and trees and prepping planters for next season’s vegetables.  Once the volunteer enhancements were complete, a permanent water tap was installed on the property so that the community gardeners have access to water throughout the year. To show their gratitude to the Columbus Crew, The Linden Green Space Community Garden Association donated $200.00 to the Kirk Urso Memorial fund which provides a platform to develop and support youth heart health research and programming as well as honor the memory of Crew midfielder Kirk Urso. The day of service was part of “Community Care Day” in the City of Columbus and was in conjunction with the Greater Linden Development Corporation and the United Way of Columbus.  

Massive Makeover Video

Massive Makover Photo Gallery

13 September 2:46 de la tarde

The excitement about Wednesday’s US Men’s National Team victory over Mexico is still resonating throughout the country.  As USMNT members return to their respective teams, this weekend's slate of MLS matches are of equal importance. In honor of Children's Cancer Awareness Month, MLS WORKS will donate $100.00 to St. Jude Children Research Hospital for each goal scored.  While MLS helps St. Jude kick cancer, take a moment to check out the different events our clubs are involved with in our roundup of weekly club highlights:

 

Team BR19 Raises over $9,000 at Dallas Heart Walk

Keeping a Promise: Collin Surprises Luke & his Team

BR19 Heart Walk 2013

D.C. United to collect children's books

Lampson named MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month for September

Chivas USA se une a los esfuerzos de la Fundacion St. Baldrick's I Chivas USA team up with St. Baldrick's Foundation

Athlete's Perspective: Leading by Example

PICS: Victory Project clinic at Sporting Park

Hispanic Heritage Night, SOCO match, and Open Closets, Open Hearts sidewalk sale taking place Sept. 14

Sudden death of daughter Elysa has Rojas family on a mission to help others

 

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

11 September 12:28 de la tarde

 

Columbus Crew goalkeeper, Matt Lampson knows a few things about facing opponents head on. Lampson battled Stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma six years ago but through chemotherapy and perseverance, he beat the disease and made his 2013 MLS debut with the Crew.  The Columbus native is bringing awareness for Lymphoma, not only on the field by sporting bright green goalkeeper gloves and green ribbons but also off the field. Lampson is a Spokesperson for the Central Ohio Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and speaks at various events to Lymphoma survivors and their families. For his continuous work to raise awareness for children and the LLS, Matt Lampson was named the MLS WORKS September Humanitarian of the Month.

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06 September 7:23 de la tarde

Tonight, the US Men’s National team looks to extend their 12-game winning streak as they face Costa Rica in a World Cup Qualifier.   This weekend will prove just as exciting in MLS stadiums across the country and in Canada as the playoff puzzle continues to take shape.  With less than two months to go in the season, expect the competition to heat up as clubs fight for a post-season berth.  Before immersing yourself in all the soccer action, take a moment to check out our roundup of weekly club highlights:

 

Photos: Celebrity Bartending at RiRa

Somos Timbers: Diego Valeri leads bilingual clinic

Houston Dynamo Youth Programs Partner with Eclipse Soccer Club

Celebrity Bartending: USA vs. Mexico World Cup Qualifier

Crew Soccer Foundation Launches Concussion Awareness Video To Support Ohio Concussion Law

Be The Match 9/29/13

Registration now open for 2013 Whitecaps FC Coaching Clinic presented by Tim Hortons

FCD In The Community: September 4-10

Somos Timbers Bilingual Reporter Program: Steven Evans

Vancouver Whitecaps FC visit Camp Goodtimes for second straight year

2013 Stand Together Week: A Look Back

Faith Night 2013

Remembering Bobby Rhine

Impact visits St-Hubert Tuesday night

United Soccer Club kicks off Fall campaign

Reopening of the Big O

 

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

06 September 7:09 de la tarde

During Goals for St. Jude Week (Sept. 8-14), MLS WORKS, the New York Red Bulls, San Jose Earthquakes, Chivas USA and the Chicago Fire will team up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help raise awareness and funds to support St. Jude’s mission of finding cures and saving children.   

 

Fans can join MLS and St. Jude to help raise awareness for Goals for St. Jude Week by visiting stjude.org/goals for an inside look at exclusive videos and photos of the Goals for St. Jude ambassadors.

 

On behalf of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, MLS WORKS will donate $100 to St. Jude for every MLS goal scored during the month of September.  Turn your passion for soccer into hope for children battling cancer.   Learn more about the Goals for St. Jude campaign at stjude.org/goals

29 August 12:28 de la tarde

Week 27 features one of the oldest rivalries in Major League Soccer - The California Clasico. Old foes renew their rivalry as the Los Angeles Galaxy, reigning MLS champs, take on the San Jose Earthquakes who have a seven-game regular season unbeaten streak against the Galaxy. Before indulging in a long weekend of soccer, learn more about the commitment our clubs have to their local communities in our roundup of weekly club highlights.

 

Revolution offers "Salute to Heroes" at game on Sept. 21

Leo Percovich at the National Latin American Festival this weekend

Chivas USA celebra 'Practica en la Comunidad' l Chivas USA host 'Practice in the Community'

Fire Staff Volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository

FCD In the Community: August 27 - September 1

De La Fuente emocionado de participar en 'Practica en la Comunidad' l De La Fuente excited to participate in 'Practice in the Community'

Chicago Fire to Host First Soccer & Style Fashion Show

Sebastian Velasquez: "Every Day Counts"

Fire Staff Volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository...Food Drive this Sunday at Toyota Park

Revolution players to bartend in Providence for childhood cancer fundraiser

Chivas USA Practice in the Community

Pet Bowl Auction: 9/7

Hometown Hero

Garden of Dreams Come to Red Bulls Arena

The Montreal Impact Launches its Foundation

Generosity of Colorado public makes giveSPORTS equipment drive a success

Dwayne De Rosario stepping up and giving back

Fondation IMFC Foundation

Practice in the Community Photos

 

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

16 August 4:33 de la tarde

Fresh off a comeback win and a solid performance from the United States Men’s National team on Wednesday, Week 25 MLS matchups are looking to keep the soccer momentum going. Before diving into the weekend action, take a moment to check out the different community initiatives that our clubs took part in this week.

Hejduk, Trapp Visit Local YMCA Camp

Never Stop Playing: VW at #MLSStar

Lampson Attends Recent LLS Events

MLS recognizes Neagle as Humanitarian of the Month

2013 Public Practices - The Impact Comes to You

Rapids, KSE Charities, and Teammates for Kids to donate $36000 to six organizations

FCD In the Community: August 17-18

D.C. United to Collect Elementary School Supplies

Colorado Rapids and Special Olympics Colorado kick off the second annual Unified All-Star Soccer season

Whitecaps FC partner with Common Thread to repurpose banners into drawstring gear bags

Milos Kocic & Ryan Miller will be bagging groceries at Hollywood Fred Meyer for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Red Bull Arena to Host Special In-Arena Broadcast this Saturday for Visually Impaired Fans

Whitecaps FC participating in 2nd annual "Hope and Health" Soccer Extravaganza

DCCCD Eye on the Goal Challenge

Portland Timbers players and coaches meet with fans at Rose City Rewards party

Bald Is Beautiful

2013 Stand Together Week Day Seven: Harrison Park SUN School, farms, gardens & more

2013 Stand Together Week Day Six: Oregon Food Bank, Volunteers of America & more

 

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

16 August 3:15 de la tarde

Since returning to his native Seattle, Lamar Neagle has not only made a solid contribution to the team but has also made a difference in the Seattle community. Neagle has helped raise more than $7,000 for various charities in the Washington area. For his dedication to make a difference on and off the field, Neagle was named the MLS WORKS August Humanitarian of the Month. Read more