Press Releases and News

AHEAD OF THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP, THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON INVEST IN ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO GET MORE GIRLS IN THE GAME

Washington, D.C. – In advance of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Johnson & Johnson today awarded grants to five organizations that will increase opportunities for girls to participate in soccer in communities that have historically been excluded from such opportunities. Through these grants, the awarded organizations have the ability to nearly triple the number of participants collectively impacted over the three-year grant period. Grantees will also work with the Foundation and UpMetrics to develop a report that highlights best practices for increasing female participation in soccer.

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REPUBLICANS BEAT THREE-TIME DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, DEMOCRATS, TO WIN 7TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL SOCCER MATCH

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republicans defeated the Democrats at D.C. United’s Audi Field to win the 7th annual Congressional Soccer Match. The event brought together embassy employees, Members of Congress, professional athletes, Hill staffers, and soccer fans – all in support of the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s proven, life-changing programs for children in underserved communities.

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U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION’S IT’S EVERYONE’S GAME! 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION HONORS THOSE SERVING AMERICA’S YOUTH THROUGH SOCCER

Los Angeles, CA – Nearly 500 supporters of the U.S. Soccer Foundation came together at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles – on the pitch of Major League Soccer’s LAFC – Monday evening to commemorate the organization’s achievements of growing the game and providing youth recreation opportunities in underserved communities throughout its 25-year history.

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U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SPORTS-BASED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FIELD AT URBAN SOCCER SYMPOSIUM

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation presented three awards at its 13th annual Urban Soccer Symposium, honoring organizations and individuals who have provided innovative approaches to improving the sports-based youth development field. In its third year, the 2019 Urban Soccer Symposium Awards were presented in three categories: influence, innovation, and impact.

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MIAMI-DADE PARKS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND TARGET UNVEIL NEW SOCCER ‘DOUBLE-PITCH’ AT SOUTH DADE PARK

Homestead, FL – Miami-Dade Parks, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and Target unveiled a new set of mini-pitches at South Dade Park in Homestead today. These mini-pitches mark the latest play spaces to be completed as a part of a Target and U.S. Soccer Foundation partnership to build 100 mini-pitches nationwide by 2020. To date, the two organizations have also created mini-pitches in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Orlando, and Tampa through the partnership.

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