Soccer For All Month
The 2nd annual Soccer For All month kicked off on May 22 showcasing the collective efforts taking place throughout the League to foster more inclusive communities.
While the commitment is season-long, MLS clubs conducted various activations during the month long promotion to highlight the diverse and inclusive opportunities provided to community members – including Special Olympics Unified Sports® Soccer Exchange Matches presented by MLS WORKS and ESPN, anti-bullying programming, girls and women leadership events, LGBTQ Pride Nights and parades, health and wellness activities, as well as soccer clinics and events for homeless youth, power soccer teams (soccer teams for power wheelchair users), displaced individuals and youth from underserved communities.
MLS players from all 24 clubs wore Soccer For All shirts during the procession and national anthems to promote the month-long promotion. Fans can purchase Soccer For All shirts at MLSstore.com to benefit MLS WORKS charitable partners. The adidas pride training tops were also available for purchase at select stadium retail locations.
Soccer For All
MLS is dedicated to supporting the communities where we live and play our games, and to providing an environment in which our staff, players, partners and fans are treated with dignity and respect.
Soccer For All signifies that everyone is welcome to MLS, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, and emphasizes the League’s commitment to drive positive social change and end discrimination.
MLS and its clubs are conducting initiatives season-long that provide inclusive opportunities in-stadium and for members of the local community, including sensory rooms, first-team soccer experiences for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities, mini-pitch builds and youth soccer programming, and support of commemorative awareness months including Black History Month, LGBTQ Pride Month and Hispanic Heritage Month.