2014 was a big year for our Safe Places to Play program. In the last 12 months, we’ve awarded more than $2,000,000 in grants to local communities to help create safe play spaces and celebrated the opening of more than 30 new fields and mini-pitches in cities across the nation! Thanks to our amazing team […]

I consider myself pretty lucky. I am a huge soccer fan – I have been since I was a kid – and now I work for the U.S. Soccer Foundation.  But while my work is focused on soccer, it’s not always fun and games; this job requires a lot of long hours and hard work. In […]

Co-written by Jim Hannesschlager and Laura Adviento After a busy week, weekends are always greatly anticipated. But when you roll out of bed on Sunday, April 6, wondering if you should visit your local brunch spot or run overdue errands, we pose to you an alternative – help make a difference. Last year, the United […]

I’m bullish on soccer.  I can’t help it.  I’ve been a fan of the game since I was young and the only way to consume it was SMU home games (thanks for the memories, Schellas!) or a two-week old highlight show of the Bundesliga narrated by Toby Charles.  You remember that show, right?  Soccer Made […]

As I sit down to pen my first blog entry for the Foundation, I hear the lyrics of The Beatles’ hit “All You Need is Love” ringing in my ears.  With it being Valentine’s Day, love is what I see all around, and it reminds me of my recent travels as a Soccer for Success Trainer. […]