MLS WORKS Blog

02 August 4:34 de la tarde

While visiting Kansas City, guests were reminded of Major League Soccer's commitment to tolerance.  Fans were encouraged to Take a Stand for Soccer by taking the Don’t Cross the Line pledge.  By first kick of Wednesday’s 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star game, more than 1,000 fans joined MLS and AS Roma in their stand against discrimination.  Watch MLS All-Stars take the pledge.

MLS WORKS joined Sporting Kansas City and the Sporting Club Network to dedicate two newly constructed futsal courts on Tuesday at Wyandotte High School as part of the 2013 MLS All-Star Community Day.  The day began with an eight-team youth tournament consisting of teams from the 8th street YMCA and local youth soccer clubs.  Community residents and families of the tournament participants enjoyed a carnival-like atmosphere while they rooted for their favorite team.  Watch more.

 

Prior to Wednesday's 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, Sporting KC players Chance Myers and Seth Sinovic visited patients at Childrens Mercy Hospital.  Accompanied by Kansas City's favorite mascot, Blue, the Sporting KC players delivered 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star scarves to kids in the Hematology and Oncology (HEMOC) division.

The MLS WORKS Community MVP Grand Prize winner was honored during halftime of Wednesday's 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Congratulations to Bobby Samra representing the Vancouver Whitecaps FC! Bobby won $20,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Read more about this year's Community MVP

26 July 6:57 de la tarde

Soccer is in full effect this weekend as the US Men’s National team faces Panama in the Gold Cup final on Sunday. On the local level, MLS clubs take the pitch as well in Week 22 action. Festivities for the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game begin tomorrow in Kansas City leading up to Wednesday’s match between the MLS All-Stars and Serie A power AS Roma.

Before you prepare for all the soccer this weekend, take a look at some of the current and upcoming MLS club initiatives in our weekly roundup of club highlights:

Chris Klute and Danny Mwanga host soccer clinic for kids

Spread the Love: Meet Jose Antonio Saavedra

Join Friends of Jimmy Conway at the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Spread the Love: Meet Isaac Gatchet

VW 5k kicks off Sunday's events at P&L

Out and About: 3 SKC players in 3 states

Revs stars take over 'Sene & Jerry's' for One Fund Boston Charity Scoop

MLS WORKS Gives Back to the Kansas City Community on Behalf of the 2013 AT&T MLS-All Game

Sign Up for Stand Together Week 2013

A Committed Club, Here to Stay

City of Portland proclaims Aug. 4-10, 2013 as Portland Timbers Stand Together Week

LA Galaxy to host inaugural 5K at StubHub Center on September 21

Oduro Embraces Being a Role Model

Iraheta y Bowen contentos por compartir sus mensajes con los jovenes de la comunidad/ Bowen and Iraheta happy to share messages with community youths

Video: Houston Food Bank Challenge - Brian Ching vs. Bobby Boswell

Portland Timbers, AC Portland team with Pointstreak 5050

Make-A-Wish with Josh Hagene

A Special Delivery from Gold Cup: Wondo's Game-Worn Kit

Paladini, Segares, Nyarko to serve cupcakes at Molly's Cupcakes

Crew Partners with DSACO

Second Annual Whitecaps FC Open Practice a resounding success

Barson Reads to Local Youth

Lampson, Rev's Alston Meet Crew LLS Hero

 

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

19 July 5:40 de la tarde

As the soccer community prepares for the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Kansas City, our local clubs have already planned a number of community initiatives for the second half of the season. Aside from preparing on the pitch, MLS players have been actively involved in their communities. Check out some current and upcoming events in our weekly club highlights:

 

Portland Timbers Corporate Cup to benefit Portland YouthBuilders

Salvation Army and Target Back-to-School Shopping Spree

In the Community - July 16

SCN Mini Clinic features Kamara & Besler

Enjoy fine wine and food with the Quakes on July 28

Everton and Real Madrid to hold open training a StubHub Center on August 2

SCN Mini Clinic features Kamara & Besler

Olum, Opara visit Ronald McDonald House

Pless, West inaugural recipients of Union partnership with Work Ready initiative

Sign up for our second XFINITY Clinic of the Summer

Sounders FC and SUBWAY to Host Family Fitness Night for Local Youth

Community MVP Grand Prize

Quakes raise over $10,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

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

12 July 10:23 de la mañana

Soccer is in the air! The Gold Cup is in full swing, MLS teams are gearing up for friendlies against international clubs, and the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game is less than three weeks away! Several clubs engaged in charitable endeavors this week around their communities. Take a look at the various initiatives in our weekly club highlights:

 

Whitecaps FC match day community partner: BC Transplant

A Supporter's Story: The "Kelly Seat"

Donating to Insure the Success of Children in the Community? Good Investment says Union

A Spread the Love Story

New Style Trend: A&W Root Beer Float Mustache

Angeline Bounds Travels with Unified Sports

FC Dallas In The Community: July 12-14

 

 

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

05 July 4:52 de la tarde
02 July 11:37 de la mañana

On the field, Chicago Fire defender Gonzalo Segares is known for his hard-nosed tackles and his reputation as an enforcer. Off the field, the Costa Rican international has devoted his time to improving the Chicago community through various charitable efforts.  It is Segares' willingness to always lend a helping hand that makes him July's MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month.

28 June 5:32 de la tarde

This week has been a rather busy one for the MLS clubs off the pitch. Grand Prize voting for the MLS WORKS Community MVP contest begins on Monday July 1st and concludes on July 12th. Before you vote for your favorite Community MVP, be sure to visit our AT&T MLS All-Star voting site and vote for your favorite players before July 2. 

Take a look at the different community-based initiatives that our clubs are involved with in our weekly club highlights:

Rapids' fourth annual Charity Classic gold tournament tees off August 19

Press Conference: Houston Dynamo Armed Forces Appreciation Day

Rapids to host Military Appreciation Night presented by Coca-Cola on July 7

Carroll, Albright spearhead efforts to help noble children's charity Teammates for Kids

Impact Soccer Schools: A huge success for 2013 summer camps

Inaugural Copa Verde friendly against Monarcas Morelia benefits IME Becas programs

Whitecaps FC Lower Mainland Summer Camps presented by Bell

Bid Now, support the Navy SEAL Foundation: Busch's game-worn gloves & cleats now

Fishnet Security supports the Victory Project

Whitecaps FC team up with BC Soccer for the 2013 Provincial Youth Soccer Championships

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Announce Partnership With The Greater CHicago Food Depository

International Family Festival celebrates diversity

You Can Play

Sam Cronin, Shea Salinas & Mehdi Ballouchy to visit Lucille Packard Children's Hospital on Thursday

Celebrity scooping and bartending: Join us at the Oakland A's & Old Pro in Palo Alto

Kick It Club unites youth with SKC stars

Scoreboard Fire First Responders Honored

Crew joins Operation Buckeye to support soldiers overseas

Chicago Fire Soccer Club, PepsiCo and Section 8 Chicago to Participate in 43rd Annual Chicago Pride Parade

Portland Timbers & Stand Together named finalist for Steve Patterson Award for Excellence

LA Galaxy welcome U.S. Military Soccer Team to training ahead of next month's World Military Cup

2013 Copa LA driven by Chevrolet

Chicago Fire Front Office Running "Kicks for Kids" Telethon Tuesday!

United Drives to Collect Soccer Equipment

Zusi helps Gatorage launch Beat the Heat

Innis Park Opening Ceremony

Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive

VIDEO: Geoff Cameron previews BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup

KC Public Library hosts Jimmy Nielsen

 

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

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