“Our mission is to improve health, education, and employment outcomes for the most disadvantaged Americans by using sports to transfer the skills necessary so that they can achieve these outcomes for themselves. We also seek to raise awareness about the challenges of poverty in America so that as a country we can develop a more […]

SOCCER.COM, the Foundation’s National Partner for Soccer Equipment and Uniforms, was founded in 1984 to provide high quality soccer gear at reasonable prices through its nationally circulated catalog. Inspired by a passion for the beautiful game and a high school business project, SOCCER.COM began as a simple concept: a mail order catalog offering the premier […]

On May 4th, the U.S. Soccer Foundation joined the MLS Players Union, DC SCORES, D.C. Public Schools, and the office of D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen at Jefferson Academy to celebrate the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art mini-pitch. The field opening kicked off with remarks from Foundation President & CEO, Ed Foster-Simeon; Eddie Pope, Director of […]

Player: Gio Age: 8 Organization: JT Dorsey Foundation Before Gio joined Soccer for Success, run in partnership with the JT Dorsey Foundation, he had never played soccer. Gio’s dad played basketball for most of his life, so that was the most familiar sport to Gio. Now, Gio is seen as a soccer ambassador at his […]

Last December, I went on my first Soccer for Success site visit to Nashville, Tennessee. My co-worker, Alex, and I visited Ultimate Goal Ministries’ site at Stonebrook Center, where we watched a Wednesday night practice. Temperatures dropped as soon as the sun set, but the team’s enthusiasm kept spirits high. As we watched the players […]

For 13-year-old Louis Borsato of Centerville, Virginia, choosing a service project for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah was an easy decision. Soccer is a big part of Louis’ life — he’s been playing for 9 years. So when missioned with a project that would help the world be a better place, Louis turned to his favorite […]

I recently heard a statistic that people spend an average of 86% of their free time on their phones. I think about this when I watch people walk straight into one another on the sidewalk, eyes glued to their screens. It’s no secret that as a culture we use our phones a lot, but 86%? […]

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 to school for me, too. This year, […]