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14 June 12:49 de la tarde

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 de la mañana

 

 

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 de la tarde

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 de la tarde

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 de la tarde

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 de la tarde

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 de la tarde

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.

09 May 5:12 de la tarde

It was just a run-of-the-mill Thursday for former Columbus Crew player and current Crew brand ambassador Frankie Hejduk.

Or, maybe not.

Hejduk participated in a "Monster Meat" eating competition with local broadcasters and seven Asian elephants (yes, you read that right) in a charity event for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus. The event was sponsored by restaurant group Max & Erma's, who provided the sliders for the humans to eat, and the Ringling Bros., who provided the elephants competing against the humans.

So how well did Hejduk represent the Crew and MLS? He certainly held his scarf aloft and cheered enthusiastically, as you'll see in the video. As far as the competition itself, Hejduk didn't fare as well, as the player well-known for his fitness during his playing days probably didn't routinely eat a stack of sliders at once as part of his regimen.

Citing a lack of appetite, the two-time MLS Cup champion could only finish four sliders, but it was all for a good cause, as Max & Erma's donated $18,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs.

This event got us thinking: If Hejduk joined the circus, what would be his ideal event? Would his physical gifts make him a good choice for the tightrope or trapeze? Or should he be the ringmaster, with his unlimited energy and infectious enthusiasm?

Maybe his stint with the circus should last longer than one day!