It is time to submit nominations for Major League Soccer Community MVP. Each year, Major League Soccer and Wells Fargo proudly recognize individuals who are using soccer to improve the lives of others. Do you know a role model in your community making a difference? This contest allows different communities to nominate a role model who is using soccer to make a positive impact to improve the lives of others. Nominations should consider several factors including: Social Issues focusing on diversity, equality and inclusion Health issues affecting men, women and/or children Community service for a local, national or international charitable organization The nomination deadline is Monday, July 9 To learn more or to make an official nomination follow this link.
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The Timothy Project, through Soccer Chaplains United, is returning to the Kingdom of eSwatini for the third year in a row! Never heard of eSwatini? That's because up until April 2018, the country was named Swaziland. (The king renamed the country in honor of the 50th anniversary of gaining independence.) Despite eSwatini being only the size of New Jersey, and almost literally halfway around the word, the Timothy Project has been connected in 2016, 2017, and now again in 2018! I will be going to eSwatini with a team from Mountain Springs Church in Colorado Springs in coordination with Beyond Survival. Once again, we will be working with Adventures in Missions on the ground in eSwatini. Adventures in Missions servesJun 07,
The United Soccer League (USL) recently made an announcement of another expansion franchise that is set to join the league next year. USL New Mexico will begin play next year. The league held an introduction announcement today. USL NM will be based in Albuquerque, NM and will be the 4th expansion team for the second division professional league in 2019. USL NM joins Birmingham, El Paso, Austin, and Memphis as cities and teams that will begin play in 2019. But, more importantly, the franchise becomes approximately the 20th in the second division that does not have a chaplain serving the team. With soccer in North America booming right now, many cities are looking for opportunities to add a professional team toJun 06,
My latest trip to Rio Grande Valley was another example of seeing the way that God works. My flight down to McAllen, Texas had a long layover in Houston. I reached out to former player, Jared Watts with whom I have a strong relationship and who shared his testimony with Soccer Chaplains United. Watts, traded earlier this season from the Colorado Rapids to the Houston Dynamo and myself hoped to maybe get an hour at a coffee shop during one of the layovers. what we both received was more than we both could have hoped for. An hour before leaving Denver, I texted Jared, Hey bro, just a reminder I've got a 3 hour layover today. No worries though. HeJun 05,