Kids play on the new LEGO mini-pitch in Albuquerque, NM
Let soccer do what soccer does.

Together, we can give millions of kids from underserved communities safe places to grow, thrive and build confidence for life.

20-for-20 Mini-Pitch Initiative

To celebrate MLS’ 20th season, we helped create 20 new mini-pitches in each MLS club’s city.


Initiative Impact

Through this partnership, more MLS supporters have a safe place to play with their friends and families.

  • 20mini-pitches created in MLS club cities
  • 31%of community members who, on average, are new to soccer
Map of the USA and Canada with the MLS Club logos in each MLS Club city

1 million kids. 1,000 places to play. We're making soccer everyone's game.

A Role Model

Through this partnership, SNHU also provided scholarships to community champions. Learn more about a different kind of mini-pitch success story.

Check it out
  • “We are most proud of the solid roots that we are leaving in communities where our teams play, where our players live, and where our events take place.”

    Don Garber

    MLS commissioner

  • “Creating mini-pitches like these right next to schools makes the sport accessible and hopefully is going to help kids stay healthy and learn skills—teamwork and all the good things—and hopefully will develop some future soccer stars as well.”

    Jon Patricof

    former president, NYCFC

  • "SNHU awarded full college scholarships to deserving members of the community. These are people who have been really dedicated and who haven’t had a chance or an opportunity to go on to college at a time when it’s more important than ever."

    Paul LeBlanc

    president, SNHU

Before & After

  • Red and black mini-pitch in DC

Find a Mini-Pitch

Use our interactive map to locate a mini-pitch near you.

Initiative Partners

  • adidas logo
  • Major League Soccer logo
  • Southern New Hampshire University logo