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A Heartfelt Thank You

by Rob Kaler | September 16, 2014

There is no greater gift, to those that have dedicated their lives to educating/coaching youth, than for those whom they’ve mentored to acknowledge the impact those educators/coaches had - and continue to have - on their daily lives. 

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Familiar Change

by Nancy Amestoy | September 9, 2014

For as long as I can remember, fall, above the rest, has seemed to be a season of transitions. As the youngest in my family, I felt the summer to September adjustment long before pre-school.  Soon enough it was my turn, and the next 18 falls meant back...

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July 21, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, BOSTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND AMERICA SCORES BOSTON TO UNVEIL LOPRESTI SOCCER FIELD IN EAST BOSTON WITH OPENING REMARKS BY MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH

Boston, MA - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, Boston Parks and Recreation Department and America SCORES Boston will unveil a new state-of-the-art soccer field at LoPresti Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to many of the local youth who live in the East Boston area, marking the completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million project. Read More

June 11, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO HOST WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY AT TOWN TAVERN IN WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 22

Washington, DC - In honor of the U.S. Men’s National Team playing Portugal in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, will host a World Cup watch party at Town Tavern on June 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Admission is free, but a suggested $5.00 donation may be made to support the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. Soccer for Success is a free afterschool program that uses soccer as a tool to address children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency, while promoting healthy lifestyles in urban underserved communities. Read More

June 4, 2014

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, HELP USA & STREET SOCCER USA UNVEIL STATE-OF-THE-ART STREET SOCCER FIELD IN BROOKLYN FOR MORE THAN 300 LOCAL YOUTH

Brooklyn, NY -The U.S. Soccer Foundation, HELP USA and Street Soccer USA unveiled a state-of-the-art street soccer field in Brooklyn, NY to many of the local youth who live in the HELP USA facilities. HELP USA is a national supportive housing developer and homeless services organization. Once a vacant lot, the new field provides more than 300 local youth a safe and accessible place to play within the community. The field will also be used as a site to deliver the sport-based youth development program, Soccer for Success – created by the U.S. Soccer Foundation and delivered by Street Soccer USA. Street Soccer USA is a national nonprofit that utilizes soccer as development curriculum to provide a positive environment for youth in underserved communities as well as homeless and at risk young adults. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, a major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, is also a leader in sports-based youth development and strives to use soccer as a vehicle for social change among youth in urban areas across the country. Read More

June 3, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, HELP USA & STREET SOCCER USA TO UNVEIL STREET SOCCER PITCH IN BROOKLYN

Washington, DC - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, HELP USA and Street Soccer USA will unveil a state-of-the-art street soccer pitch in Brooklyn, NY on June 3, 2014. Once a vacant lot, the new field will provide more than 300 local youth a safe and accessible place to play within the community. The field will be used for sport-based youth development programs delivered by Street Soccer USA. Read More

May 14, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS MORE THAN $450,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER & 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 10 grants totaling more than $450,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. Read More

May 13, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO RECEIVE FINE MONIES FROM MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PLAYERS UNION

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it was selected to receive a portion of the 2013 Major League Soccer season fine monies from the Major League Soccer Players Union as a part of its Collective Bargaining Agreement with MLS to donate all fine monies collected from MLS players to a charity or charities of their choice. The Union’s fine money contribution will support the Foundation’s mini-pitch initiative within its Safe Places to Play program. Read More

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