10 mini-pitches to be completed at DC Public Schools in the next year Washington, D.C. – The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, the MLS Players Association, Target, and U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced the launch of the D.C. Soccer Initiative—an effort to expand access to soccer at DC Public Schools across the District. […]

Partners announce commitment to create 26 new mini-pitches in lead up to 2026 World Cup and creation of NYCSI Community Cup—a free 5v5 tournament across 50 NYCSI mini-pitches for youth from all five boroughs New York, NY – Today, the New York City Soccer Initiative (NYCSI) partners—including the First Lady of New York City Chirlane […]

Atlanta, GA – A new mini soccer pitch honoring members of the Black Women’s Player Collective (BWPC) was officially unveiled at Smith Elementary School in Rex on Saturday. Joined by students and educators from the school, members from the BWPC, Musco Lighting, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation participated in a ribbon cutting at the mini-pitch […]

Louisville, KY – The latest mini-pitch honoring members of Black Women’s Player Collective (BWPC) and Black Players for Change (BPC) was officially unveiled at Petersburg Park yesterday. Joined by Cheyna Matthews and Addisyn Merrick of the BWPC and Racing Louisville FC, local youth were part of the grand opening celebration. This mini-pitch is one of […]

Innovate to Elevate prizes to be awarded to trailblazers who increase opportunities for girls to play and create initiatives to redesign gender norms in sports WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of its United for Girls initiative, the U.S. Soccer Foundation today launched its Innovate to Elevate Prize. The Foundation is looking for innovators, trailblazers, and […]

Indianapolis, IN – The latest mini-pitch honoring members of Black Players for Change (BPC) and Black Women’s Player Collective (BWPC) was officially unveiled at Oscar Charleston Park today. Joined by Mayor Hogsett and Indy Parks and Recreation, students from KIPP Indy College Prep Middle were part of the grand opening celebration. This mini-pitch is one […]

Initiative Aims to Create 30 Mini-Pitches and Expand Soccer Participation in Underserved Communities Across the Region by 2026 Houston, TX (September 23, 2021) – Today, the Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced a $6 million campaign to support Houston 2026’s Grow the Game initiative aimed at providing underserved communities […]