MLS Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as Soccer Kicks Cancer

September 26, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) Press Release

NEW YORK (September 26, 2013) - MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative, today announced details for its 2013 breast cancer awareness campaign, an element of the Soccer Kicks Cancer platform.

MLS and its clubs will work to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and treatment during the month of October as part of the MLS WORKS initiative .

League games will be played with a commemorative pink adidas Prime 2013 Official Match Ball accompanied by pink corner flags, pink goal nets and pink Soccer Kicks Cancer fieldboards.

The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) match officials will join MLS players in wearing MLS WORKS pink ribbon patches on their jerseys in addition to pink adidas sweat bands, and pink shoe laces.

The starting eleven players for both teams will don MLS WORKS pink ribbon t-shirts during the procession and national anthem while goalkeepers will receive pink uniforms and gloves for club selected breast cancer awareness games.

Gatorade has donated pink sideline towels to support the campaign and coaching staffs have been provided with pink MLS WORKS knit scarves.

MLS will also auction off game memorabilia, including autographed match balls and select player-worn t-shirts and jerseys, online at beginning on October 14. A portion of the proceeds from national fundraising efforts will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the United States and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Canada.

The MLS WORKS national campaign kicks off on September 28 as Toronto FC host D.C. United at BMO Field (1:00 p.m. ET, MLS Live). Home and visiting teams alike will participate in the MLS WORKS activation during the below games while additional efforts by individual MLS clubs, including in-stadium auctions and recognition ceremonies for local survivors, will take place during club selected breast cancer awareness matches.

Date Match Stadium Broadcast

Sat., Sept. 28 Toronto FC vs. D.C. United BMO Field TSN / RDS2 / MLS Live

New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo Gillette Stadium MLS Live

Fri., Oct. 4 D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire RFK Stadium NBC Sports Network / TSN2

Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact BBVA Compass Stadium MLS Live

Sat., Oct. 5 New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution Red Bull Arena MLS Live

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC PPL Park TSN2 / MLS Live

Columbus Crew vs. Sporting Kansas City Columbus Crew Stadium MLS Live

Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas Rio Tinto Stadium MLS Live

Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC Dick's Sporting Goods Park NBC Sports Network / TSN2

Sun., Oct. 6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers BC Place MLS Live

LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA Stub Hub Center UniMas

Wed., Oct. 9 Seattle Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC CenturyLink Field TSN/RDS2 / MLS Live

Sat., Oct. 12 Montreal Impact vs. New England Revolution Stade Saputo TSN/RDS / MLS Live

FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire FC Dallas Stadium MLS Live

Fri., Oct. 18 Sporting Kansas City vs. D.C. United Sporting Park NBC Sports Network / TSN2

Sat., Oct. 19 Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC Toyota Park TSN2 / RDS

Sat., Oct. 26 San Jose Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas Buck Shaw Stadium NBC Sports Network

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