“We have an opportunity to create meaningful systemic change.” That was the message from Diana Cutaia, founder of Coaching Peace and moderator of the first plenary session kicking off the 2020 Virtual National Training. Cutaia was joined by panelists Natasha Cloud, Washington Mystics Guard, and Sydney Leroux Dwyer, Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s World Cup Champion, […]

As a traumatic pandemic continues to grip much of America, particularly communities of color, efforts are underway to ensure that children and families across the country have positive recreational opportunities to look forward to when they return to school and play. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, with the support of its partners, this week reached an […]

Today, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. Soccer Foundation released the following joint statement: We have come to an agreement that we believe is in the best interest for the sport in the United States. As we move forward, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. Soccer Foundation will work together to provide access […]

Families across the country are grappling with fear and uncertainty right now, but the organization leading the nation’s efforts to bring soccer to young people in underserved communities is stepping up to ensure kids stay healthy and active. The U.S. Soccer Foundation recently launched Soccer for Success at Home, an online hub offering kids and their families […]

Washington, DC (March 12, 2020) – Today, Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, released the following statement: “As President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, a charitable organization committed to growing the game in underserved communities for more than 25 years, I was profoundly disappointed by the arguments made by […]

Coach-Mentor Victoria’s Story For the past two years, I have worked with Soccer for Success as a coach-mentor. During that time, I’ve seen the program evolve to a truly transformative and engaging endeavor that is changing lives. My work involves coaching 15 energetic and loving, 3rd- to 5th-grade girls of all differing soccer levels. I’ve played the […]

Fourth-grader Alexandra has been a part of Soccer for Success for four seasons now. Over the course of the past few years, her coaches have watched Alexandra experience a tremendous transformation. The child who used to eat chips, candy, and other junk food has gradually turned to healthier choices: fruits, vegetables and water. Alexandra’s attitude has improved, […]

For Louis, a 13-year-old in Centreville, Va., choosing a service project for his upcoming bar mitzvah was easy. Soccer is a big part of Louis’ life — he’s been playing for nine years. So when tasked with picking a project that would help to make the world a better place, Louis chose to spread the […]

At the age of 13, Daniel joined Soccer for Success. He joined to play soccer, not knowing the mentorship and support he would also receive. While at times he could have a rebellious attitude of his own, Daniel was always respectful to his team and coach-mentors. After two years, he graduated from Soccer for Success and began high […]

(Washington, D.C., FEB. 4, 2020) – The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced that The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation will support its United for Girls initiative through a $5 million, three-year partnership. United for Girls—an initiative aimed at increasing opportunities for girls and young women to benefit from soccer—will engage 100,000 girls in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s programs by 2023.