Archive for the 'Social Issues' Category

December 18th, 2014

Video :: ETHAN KING on Huff Post Live “Helping Through Sports With ‘Charity Ball’”

At 10 years old, Ethan King was determined to make an impact. By founding Charity Ball, which donates soccer equipment in developing nations, he's been doing just that. He and his father join us live. * You know how we feel about Ethan around here so seeing everything that he is doing these days and weeks and months and years before he becomes the ...
November 19th, 2014

Trailer Alert :: “We Stand Alone” fka One Legged Stars

A few years back (three to be exact) I came upon a short video on vimeo and I decided to post it and write this: I spotted this trailer on vimeo last week titled “Liberian Soccer Film,” and was immediately curious as to what it was all about. Was this going to be a full length feature, was it going to be a web series, were they going to do ...
October 19th, 2014

Beats by Dre :: “LeBron James RE-ESTABLISHED 2014″ and other thoughts on Athletes Making a Difference

The words “Akron Est. 1984” are inked on LeBron James’ body. Moving back to Cleveland in 2014 is the re-establishment of his legacy in Northern Ohio. He now embarks on the next and greatest chapter of his career. This offseason, with Powerbeats2 Wireless, LeBron has re-established his body through intense training. He’s also ...
September 22nd, 2014

Chivas USA helps “Heal The Bay” during Week of Gratitude

Chivas USA and Heal the Bay worked together with fans to clean up Venice Beach for the Coastal Clean-up Day on September 20th. These kinds of things are pretty cool and I wish I'd known about it before it happened. I've done a few things like this whether its an LA River Clean Up or something down at the beaches here in SoCal. Its interested ...
September 11th, 2014

Watch :: MLS 9-11 Memorial #NeverForget

This video is one from the archives. * Interesting factoid that I didn't know.... The attacks on New York and the United States on September 11th, 2001 - the gutless and cowardly terrorists acts - happened on a Tuesday of that week effectively ending the MLS regular season as the final weeks' regular season's matches were canceled. But, on ...
September 11th, 2014

QPR Midfielder Joey Barton Helps in the Fight Against Homophobia in Football #RainbowLaces

QPR midfielder Joey Barton leads support to help tackle one of the toughest challenges in sport: homophobia in football. “It’s important that we break down barriers, certainly as the predominant sport in this country. Football can make a lot of people’s lives better and this is a very simple way of us as an industry showing that we ...
September 10th, 2014

D.C. United & MLS WORKS for “Soccer Kicks Cancer”

In their continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment, MLS WORKS has created "Soccer Kicks Cancer" - a League-wide initiative focused on providing strength and hope in the fight against cancers affecting men, women and children. MLS and MLS Works has initiatives in Childhood Cancer Awareness, Breast Cancer ...
September 7th, 2014

Neymar Jr. Project Institute in Santos is Almost Complete

Here is an aerial picture of part of the soon to open Neymar Jr. Project Institute - a football stadium, swimming pool all year round, sports halls, dining halls, classrooms, health services, cardiology, dental, and other units which open to 800 students in October and eventually have about 2,500 students. The institute is a collaboration between ...