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Inspiring the Next Generation

by Kelly Clemens | April 21, 2015

Last month, D.C. United rookie Miguel Aguilar joined Foundation staff members at an event here in Washington, DC. Miguel shared his story about being raised in an underserved community, how soccer became an outlet that transformed his life, and how his...

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The 3rd Annual Capital Soccer Classic is in the Books!

by Krista Washington | April 15, 2015

Under the bright lights of historic RFK Stadium, the U.S. Soccer Foundation celebrated the third year of the Capital Soccer Classic, presented by NIKE.  A family-friendly event supporting the Foundation’s sport-based youth development programs, the Cla...

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April 10, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. MENS NATIONAL TEAM LEGEND COBI JONES SIGNS ON AS AMBASSADOR FOR U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced that former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder and National Soccer Hall of Famer, Cobi Jones has signed on to be an Ambassador for the Foundation. Since its founding in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has provided more than $100 million in funding to create and sustain innovative soccer programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, through its programming the Foundation has collected and redistributed nearly one million pieces of soccer equipment for children in need worldwide and impacts close to 30,000 children a year through its a nationally recognized free afterschool program, Soccer for Success, that uses soccer as a tool to address children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency. Read More

April 9, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

USWNT MEMBER ALI KRIEGER KEYNOTES U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION'S 9TH ANNUAL URBAN SOCCER SYMPOSIUM

The U.S Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, hosts the 9th Annual Urban Soccer Symposium presented by Soccer Shots. The Symposium hosts urban soccer programmers and speakers from across the nation who are dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. Featuring four days of interactive workshops focused on maximizing organizations' impact in the community, the Symposium also includes Capitol Hill Day, in which attendees go on Capitol Hill to meet with government officials to discuss how soccer is positively impacting children in their communities. Support for this Symposium was provided in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More

April 9, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

3RD ANNUAL CAPITAL SOCCER CLASSIC HOSTED BY THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States will host the third annual Capital Soccer Classic on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The premier soccer event, presented by NIKE, will kick off with a round robin tournament of embassies, followed by a Congressional soccer match and tournament for Capitol Hill staffers. Read More

March 13, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

NEW YORK RED BULLS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND NYC PARKS BREAK GROUND ON NEW MINI-PITCH AT LOWER EAST SIDE PLAYGROUND

The New York Red Bulls, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and NYC Parks will make an official announcement of a collaboration to provide both critical afterschool programming and a safe place to play for New York City youth. New York Red Bulls leadership and players, U.S. Soccer Foundation leadership, the NYC Parks Commissioner, along with representatives from the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), East Side Community High School, Sport Court and University Settlement, will break ground on a Sport Court mini-pitch that will be built through this collaboration. Read More

February 19, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

HELLAS CONSTRUCTION AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION IMPACT OVER 30,000 CHILDREN IN FIRST YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and Hellas Construction, today announced that in the first year of their partnership, they have provided a safe place to play to over 30,000 children in cities across the nation. Read More

February 3, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS NEARLY $1,300,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER IN COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 31 grants totaling nearly $1,300,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation – an increase of over $800,000 in grants awarded in the previous grant cycle. Read More

In case you missed it: read our Capital Soccer Classic recap for highlights and photos! http://t.co/fSZuzOSIY7
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Its a wrap, folks! Thank you to everyone who attended the Symposium. We had a blast! #USS2015 http://t.co/WQFeHVxJ0b
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