Kids play on the new LEGO mini-pitch in Albuquerque, NM
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Children and speakers smiling on a new mini-pitch in Las Vegas

Lighting Up Las Vegas

A new pair of mini-pitches not only mark the latest project in partnership with Tim Howard, but also the completion of 700 mini-pitches and safe places to play nationwide.

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From the President & CEO

On the Growing Need for Diversity in Our Sport

Jul 24 2023

Three times as many kids play basketball for free as any other sport. Our President & CEO Ed Foster-Simeon talked to Andscapes' William Rhoden on how we can bring the game to more communities who don't have access.

Coach Jason holding Jameer's shoulder
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Messi Mania in Miami

Jul 20 2023

We teamed up with adidas to welcome Messi to Miami in style the only way we know how: by hosting an afternoon of soccer activities on a small-sided pitch, just like the way Messi grew up playing.

Vic Freestyle poses with players during a Welcome to Miami Mess event

Building a Brighter Future with LEGO

Jun 30 2023

Together with LEGO, we’ve assembled something a bit different than you might expect…a new mini-pitch! Our first-ever mini-pitch in New Mexico is now open and creating limitless opportunities for play.

Kids play on the new LEGO mini-pitch in Albuquerque, NM

Inaugural Playmakers’ Summit

Jun 13 2023

The inaugural Playmakers' Summit featured a series of star-studded plenaries and networking opportunities that addressed key issues facing soccer and sports-based youth development today.

A picture of the stage and speakers at the 2023 Playmakers' Summit

9th Congressional Soccer Match

Jun 13 2023

In the ninth iteration of the Congressional Soccer Match, presented by US Soccer, Denmark took home the Embassy Trophy and Republicans reclaimed the title in the main event.

Legacy 2026

Continuing the Legacy in NY and NJ

May 18 2023

We joined the NY/NJ Host Committee, NYC Mayor Eric Adams, NJ Governor Phil Murphy, Michael Strahan to unveil the New York / New Jersey FIFA World Cup 2026 logo. As part of the announcement, the Host Committee named the Foundation as its Legacy partner for the 2026 tournament.

Just Ball on the big screen in Times Square during the New York / New Jersey FIFA World Cup 2026 logo unveiling

Shining on Mini-Pitches

Apr 13 2023

As an outsider looking in, one might not understand how much history has been in the making for Minnesota’s Sol of the Cities. This soccer story began decades ago for the Mario and Sparkle Wimberly duo.

Two girls playing soccer on a red mini-pitch
Legacy 2026

A BIG win for Miami-Dade Youth

Apr 3 2023

Thanks to a $5M gift from Citadel founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin and additional investment from The Children's Trust, we're bringing 50 mini-pitches and expanding the Just Ball League to Miami-Dade County.

Kids and community leaders post for a photo at the home of a future mini-pitch in Miami

Opening the Door

Jan 11 2023

Camp Courageous, a camp for individuals with special needs, worked with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to install a mini-pitch to provide another recreational opportunity for campers. In doing so, they led the way for system-wide changes to how we install mini-pitches.