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06 November 11:16 de la mañana

Join the New York Red Bulls and MLS W.O.R.K.S. as we support relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Volunteers will be stationed outside the gates to collect donations prior to the Red Bulls vs. D.C. United match on Wednesday, November 7th at 8 p.m. ET at Red Bull Arena.

Click here to get tickets to the match.

Fans are encouraged to bring the following items:

Non-Perishable Food

  • Canned foods
  • Instant soups, tea and coffee
  • Granola and energy bars
  • Packaged snacks

Winter clothing for all ages

  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Coats
  • Hats, scarves and gloves
  • Hand and foot warmers

Cleaning Supplies

  • Disinfectant wipes and bleach
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Face/dust masks
  • Latex gloves

Hygiene Supplies

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Soaps (bar or liquid)
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash

 

Items collected will benefit local organizations/relief shelters in New York and New Jersey.  If you are unable to attend Wednesday’s game, collection bins will be set up at Red Bull Arena during regular business hours (9 am-6 pm, Monday to Friday).  To learn more about ways to help, click here.

05 November 11:35 de la mañana

 

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the MLS to Queens Street Team spent their weekend volunteering to clean-up Flushing Meadows Corona Park in conjunction with the local Parks Department’s clean-up efforts.

On Saturday, 12 people dedicated their weekend to volunteer and clean up over 250 bags of debris, primarily near the youth playground on the west end of the Park. On Sunday, 15 people volunteered and cleaned up over 300 bags of debris near The Olmsted Center.

Julissa Ferreras, Democratic member of the New York City Council residing in and representing the 21st district of Queens, showed up on Sunday to help and bought pizza for the MLS Street Team to show her thanks for helping the community.

This is one example of how the MLS League office staff and the entire League is stepping up to help the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Join MLS W.O.R.K.S. as we support Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Learn more about how you can get involved in the recovery efforts here.

02 November 5:48 de la tarde

The clubs have finished the regular season, yet they continue to make a difference and recognize their season-long efforts off the field. Here's a recap from this week:

 Columbus Crew midfielder Bernardo Anor was honored with the Donate Life Champion Award. Anor received the Award for advocating organ and tissue donation and supporting Crew partner Lifeline of Ohio. Read more.

 The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday that Quebec-native Patrice Bernier was selected by members of the media and team supporters as the 2012 Communitarian Award winner, presented to the player most involved with the community. Read more.

Long reach of Hurricane Sandy affects Sounders

Philadelphia Union supports Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

New England Revolution supports Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

D.C. United supports Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

United Reads makes one final stop

The Crew's throwback Thursday

Montreal's Patrice Bernier receives 2012 Communitarian of the Year Award

Rapids join MLS W.O.R.K.S. to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Rapids staff join efforts to support Movember

MLS supports Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

New York Red Bulls support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Toronto FC supports Movember

Toronto FC players visit Sick Kids Hospital

LA Galaxy's Buddle thinking about friends impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Crew in the Community: Bernardo Anor receives Donate Life Champion Award

Sounders FC Movember team

San Jose Earthquakes Goals for Education

Stand Together Awards Banquet

Dynamo Charities receives award

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

31 October 9:50 de la mañana

There is still time to join the MLS Network on Movember.com. MLS staff, players, clubs, supporters and partners have already joined to raise funds and awareness for men's health.

MLS W.O.R.K.S. will match funds raised by the highest individual fundraiser in the MLS Network (individual person, not team). The highest fundraiser will also receive the Soccer Kicks Cancer Prize Pack, which includes:

- One (1) $500 VISA Gift Card
- One (1) Panasonic Shave Kit (includes 5-cutting blade system shaver, Body Shaver, Beard & Hair Trimmer and Nose & Ear Trimmer – a $785 value)
- One (1) copy of FIFA Soccer 13

So what are you waiting for?  Join us and help kick cancer! 'Mo growin' officially begins tomorrow.

30 October 5:11 de la tarde

Join MLS W.O.R.K.S. as we support the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts. A financial donation or blood donation can make the biggest and most immediate impact. Learn what you can do to help.

American Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross

26 October 3:41 de la tarde

The time has come - the regular season ends this weekend. While the clubs continue to stay focused on the pitch, there's still time for some quality fun with Movember kicking off next week.  Prepare to see some of your favorite MLS players growing a 'Mo (or moustache) to support men's health awareness month in November. Stay tuned for more details and, if you haven't already, join us on the MLS Network on Movember.com.

 

 The Chicago Fire continue to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a video that was created in partnership with UIH.

 FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz had the save of his life - he recently donated bone marrow to a person he's never met.  Read how Seitz is working back from bone marrow donation. Full story.

Fire Foundation auction pink Breast Cancer Awareness jerseys

Join Red Bulls Movember team and help kick cancer

Crew submit Gaven as MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year Nominee

FC Dallas Breast Cancer Awareness Night

Galaxy fans mix and mingle for a great cause

Sounders FC name Estrada Humanitarian

Chris Seitz featured on ESPN.com for bone marrow donation

FC Dallas goalkeeper Seitz becomes bone marrow donor

Fire and UIH partner against Breast Cancer

Chivas golfing for a cause

Whitecaps support Bell Employee Giving Campaign Kickoff

Chicago Fire Kicks Cancer and Goes Pink

Chivas USA golf tournament

Whitecaps participate in Bell employee giving campaign

San Jose Earthquakes set Guinness World Record with Groundbreaking Day

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

25 October 11:39 de la mañana

Major League Soccer has partnered with Movember to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer and we are only one week away from the official launch!

Interested in joining the MLS Network? Click here to join Major League Soccer players, supporters, staff and partners around the League.

Just to get you thinking about which 'Mo you might grow, check out some of these all time favorites...

Stay tuned! MLS team signed jerseys from all 19 clubs will be available on our online auction starting November 16 and will benefit Movember.

Learn how you can get involved and help kick cancer.

Be sure to join the conversation by using #SoccerKicksCancer and #Movember.

24 October 10:00 de la mañana

Chris Seitz is an amazing goalkeeper. The FC Dallas goalkeeper has represented the United States internationally at youth levels, and has the potential to be a starting goalkeeper in MLS for many years.

But regardless of how the 25-year-old's career turns out, he will live in the memories of one family forever — because he recently chose to put his career on hold to donate bone marrow to a Leukemia patient.

It's an incredible story. And all of us at Major League Soccer and MLS W.O.R.K.S. we are incredibly proud of Chris. We hope you enjoy his story as much as we did.

READ Chris's complete story on ESPNFC.com: Goalkeeper Chris Seitz's biggest save: FC Dallas goalkeeper interrupted season to donate bone marrow

 

 

19 October 5:05 de la tarde

The countdown to playoffs is in full force, but clubs aren't letting up on efforts to make a difference in their community off the field. Here's your chance to catch up on an action packed week.

 Close to 1,000 community volunteers, including 80 members of the Portland Timbers staff, coaches and players came together for Stand Together Week last week, donating over 1,400 hours of service to the Portland community. Stand Together Week is the first of its kind, not only in Portland, but nationwide. Read more.

 On Wednesday, Brian Ching and Kroger honored the eight members of the Houston community who were chosen as Ching's Champions. The Ching's Champions initiative was started by Ching and Kroger as a way to pay tribute to those members of the Houston community who are performing selfless acts and asking for little in return. Read more.

Rapids stepping out to stop diabetes

Crew in the Community October 17-27

Dynamo's Brian Ching honors champions in Houston community

LA Galaxy Foundation to Host Halloween at The Home Depot Center

Chivas USA urges fans to bid pink

Stand Together Week has far reaching impact across Portland

Galaxy host After School All-Stars

Chivas USA Year in Review: Black Army

Houston Dynamo host Calen's Big Play bowling event

Revolution host Breast Cancer Awareness match

Houston Dynamo host Soccer Night Out

Rapids host fan appreciation night with jersey-off-our-backs

Vancouver players return home from 2012 Homeless World Cup in Mexico

New York Red Bulls honor youth coach Mike Jones

D.C. United players visit Walter Reed Medical Center

United Reads returns for fall 2012

D.C. United Academy participates in Race for a Cause

Crew Cat participates in fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Video: Stand Together Week Day 7

Stand Together Week Journal Day 7

Video: Stand Together Week Day 6

Stand Together Week Journal Day 6

Video: Stand Together Week Day 5

Stand Together Week Journal Day 5

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

19 October 9:37 de la mañana

For the last two years, millions of Americans have displayed the color purple on Spirit Day, which is today, in order to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the buillied young people who had taken their own lives.

Spirit Day is observed by people from all walks of life, with a wide variety of political and religious backgrounds. Learn more about Spirit Day.

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