MLS WORKS Blog
This Thursday, the league unveiled MLS NEXT, its new brand identity. With new clubs, new media partnerships, new stadiums, and new fans coming next year we all can’t help but be excited about the future of Major League Soccer. Building on that excitement, this weekend we have another full slate of matches. The Seattle Sounders FC head to New York with an expected sold out stadium against the Red Bulls. The Philadelphia Union are focused on clinching a playoff spot when they play the Houston Dynamo who still have their eye on the prize! Before you rally up your friends and family for some great soccer action, visit auctions.mlssoccer.com to bid on autographed memorabilia to support the League-wide efforts to raise awareness and funds for Childhood Cancer. Also, don’t forget to see how your favorite clubs made a difference in their communities.
This Friday evening, we enter another weekend of MLS matches with one of the biggest of the season in the Western Conference. Separated by only five points, Seattle Sounders FC host Real Salt Lake at CenturyLink Field. Can the Sounders pull out a win to remain on top in both their conference and the overall table? The California Clasico hits Northern California as the San Jose Earthquakes host the LA Galaxy for the final Clasico of the 2014 of the season. Don’t miss out on all the MLS action this weekend and make sure to check out how your favorite players are impacting the community.
Summer has come to an end and September is here, which means one very important thing - It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and our clubs are supporting League-wide effort to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. All month long, teams will host a Childhood Cancer Awareness Match and this Sunday, the New England Revolution and Columbus Crew will both host theirs. Under the lights at Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake will also host their CCA Match against FC Dallas. Our goal is a cure for Childhood Cancer...make it your goal too! Before you watch your favorite players step onto the pitch, take a look at how they’ve made a difference in their community.
Another weekend of matches is here with top teams from both conferences battling for three points. This weekend, FC Dallas hosts Real Salt Lake in a match that’ll surely keep you on the edge of your seat. Undefeated in its last nine matches, FC Dallas trails Western Conference leader, RSL, by only three-points. Over in the Eastern Conference, leader of the pack, Sporting Kansas City takes on second place, D.C. United who attempt to keep their momentum alive after a 4-2 win last week. With so many awesome matchups this weekend, it’s going to be hard to focus on anything but soccer. Before tuning in, make sure you check out how your clubs are making a difference in their respective communities.
Week 23 of MLS play is filled with intriguing matchups. The New England Revolution travel to the Northwest for a matchup against the Portland Timbers. Both teams enter Saturday’s match on the doorstep of playoff contention. Three points for either club could position them above the red line at the end of the weekend. In other MLS news…class-act, Landon Donovan has decided that this season will be his last as a professional but don’t worry folks, we have another two months to enjoy the League’s most prolific goal scorer in action! Watch the Galaxy take on the Crew as the two clubs continue to solidify their playoff positions. Before you power on that TV or access your MLS Matchday app, be sure to take a look at how our clubs are making a difference in the community.
With just under three weeks until the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star game, the Fans’ XI was announced on Wednesday. Eight of the eleven players chosen by the fans were members of the USMNT World Cup roster and the other three are soccer icons that have World Cup memories of their own. As you watch all the exciting MLS matches taking place this weekend, stay tuned as Caleb Porter announces his final All-Star roster on Saturday during halftime of the Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy match, 6:00PM ET on ESPN2. But before you cheer on your favorite players as they take the field, make sure you continue voting for your 2014 Community MVP Contest presented by Wells Fargo finalist http://www.mlssoccer.com/mlsworks/community-mvp/vote and check out how your clubs are impacting the community!
Our MLS stars are back from Brazil as the weekend kicks off with the Quakes taking on D.C. United. On Sunday evening a heated rivalry is renewed when the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers battle head-to-head in another edition of the Cascadia Cup. Two of the biggest questions of the match – how will DeAndre Yedlin style his hair…and who is going to come out on top with the big win? Before you tune-in be sure to vote for your 2014 Community MVP (http://bit.ly/1cIdGDd) and check out how your favorite clubs are making a difference in the community!
Although the journey for the USMNT has come to an end in Brazil, the team brought the nation together and created amazing exposure for our League. Following this week’s celebrations for Canada Day, MLS play is in full gear heading into the July 4th weekend. Catch all 9 games as your clubs battle for a win. But before you power on that TV, make sure you take a look at how our clubs are making a difference in their communities.
MLS play resumes this evening after a two-week hiatus. Toronto FC rides into New York on a 4-match winning street for a contest against the Red Bulls this evening while Sporting Kansas City does battle with the Portland Timbers minus two of their leaders, Graham Zusi and Matt Besler. Before World Cup fever grows with anticipation of a US v. Belgium match on Tuesday, and MLS action gets back into the swing of things, take a moment to learn how your clubs have made a difference in their communities.
The World Cup is in full swing, headlined by a USMNT victory over Ghana. This Sunday, the Red, White, & Blue look to ride the winning momentum into their second match against Portugal. MLS stars have already made their mark on this World Cup…none shining brighter than Australia’s Tim Cahill who has scored 2 goals in 2 games and 5 of the 11 goals scored by the Australian National team in World Cup history. Before we welcome the official start of summer and continue to support the MLS players competing for the biggest prize in soccer, take a look at how your favorite MLS clubs are making an impact in their communities.