MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month Archive

Humanitarian of the Year

New England Revolution Goalkeeper Matt Reis

For his Boston Marathon bombing heroics and philanthropy, Matt Reis was voted the 2013 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year. 

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October

 

D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario

D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario was named Humanitarian of the Month for continuously working with Kicks for Kids, United for D.C. and De Ro's Stars.

 

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September

 

Columbus Crew's Matt Lampson

Goalkeeper Matt Lampson was named Humanitarian of the Month for bringing awareness for Lymphoma and helping children overcome the same disease that he beat.

 

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August

 

Seattle Sounders FC's Lamar Neagle

Forward Lamar Neagle was named Humanitarian of the Month for his dedication to make a difference around his native Seattle area by raising more than $7,000 for various charities.

 

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July

 

Chicago Fire's Gonzalo Segares

Defender Gonzalo Segares was named Humanitarian of the Month for his willingness to always lend a helping hand to improve the Chicago community through various charitable efforts.

 

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June

 

San Jose Earthquakes' Jon Busch

San Jose goalie, Jon Busch, was named Humanitarian of the Month for his continued fundraising efforts on behalf of the US Navy Seals Foundation.

 

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May

 

Portland Timbers

The Portland Timbers were named Humanitarians of the Month for their endless commitment to their community through several initiatives, including a scrimmage for Make-A-Wish Oregon and an Earth Day celebration with the Hosford Middle School.

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April

 

Houston Dynamo's Calen Carr

Calen Carr was named Humanitarian of the Month for his efforts with Big Brothers Big Sisters and his charity initiative Calen's Big Play.

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March

 

Montreal Impact's Jeb Brovsky

Jeb Brovsky named Humanitarian of the Month for his work with Peace Pandemic, a nonprofit he founded, which is devoted to stopping violence against women and empowering girls and boys worldwide through soccer.

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Humanitarian of the Year

FC Dallas Goalkeeper Chris Seitz

FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz was voted the 2012 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year for donating bone marrow to a patient in need.

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October

Seattle Sounders' Servando Carrasco

Servando Carrasco has been named MLS WORKS Humanitarians of the Month for October for his work with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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September

MLS’ St. Jude Ambassadors

For their work with the Memphis-based St. Jude, the seven MLSers - Chivas USA's Dan Kennedy; Chicago's Logan Pause; San Jose's Mehdi Ballouchy, Shea Salinas and Jason Hernandez; and New York's Kenny Cooper and Rafa Marquez - have been named MLS WORKS Humanitarians of the Month for September.

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August

Houston Dynamo’s Brad Davis

Often the best work is a product of passion. When it comes to Brad’s Brigade, it is just that and more for Brad Davis. Brad’s Brigade is the organization Davis founded in 2006 to help area military veterans, and the reason he has been named for MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month for August.

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July

Portland Timber’s Joe Bendik

Ask Joe Bendik about his eight-year-old nephew Gavin and his eyes instantly light up. You see, Gavin has cystic fibrosis and Bendik, the Portland Timbers backup goalkeeper, has used his notoriety as a professional soccer player to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It's a passion that has led Bendik to raise close to $3,000 through the Portland chapter of Team Gavin as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides National Walk Event.

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June

Houston Dynamo’s Geoff Cameron

The Houston Dynamo's Geoff Cameron has had a lot of work on his plate since being called up to the US national team and preparing for World Cup qualifying this summer. However, this hasn't kept Cameron and Dynamo Charities for raising $30,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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May

Seattle Sounders’ Roger Levesque

There are a few things Roger Levesque loves more than putting smiles on people's faces. During his career as a Seattle Sounders forward, he's done that plenty of times with his goals and creative celebrations. But where he's perhaps made a more important contrivution is making people smile for what he does off the field. Levesque's collaboration with Ronald McDonald House on its "Men In Kilts" fundraiser was just one of the recent charitable efforts supported by May's MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month.

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April

Sporting KC’s Matt Besler

Growing up in the Kansas City area, Matt Besler saw MLS struggle for attention in the local market. Now, with his club’s fan base ever-growing and energized by rebranding, a new home and onfield success, Sporting Kansas City’s All-Star center back has a ready-made target audience for his charitable work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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