community impact

Major League Soccer and Orlando City Soccer Club are focused on addressing important social issues and working to improve the communities where we live and play our games. Collectively, we are focused on executing national programs and legacy projects, charitable giving campaigns, and undertaking various initiatives that enrich and educate our youth, create sustainable communities, and promote inclusion at all levels of the game.

At Orlando City Soccer Club:

  • We believe that there is more that unites us than divides us.
  • We know that The Beautiful Game is global, as are our staff, players, coaches, supporters, fans, and partners, and we value their collective diversity of perspectives.
  • We are committed to providing an environment where everyone feels included, valued, and respected.

MLS Celebrates:

Soccer For All - Signifies that everyone is welcome to MLS, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, and emphasizes the League’s commitment to drive positive social change, foster more inclusive and equitable communities, and end discrimination.

Black History Month - An annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their contributions to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Women’s History Month - An annual celebration that highlights the contributions of women to events in history, culture, and society of the United States.

Greener Goals - Helps to identify ways to reduce Major League Soccer’s greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and raise awareness about environmental issues throughout the soccer community. The greening of our game will encourage MLS clubs, players, partners, and fans to create a cleaner, healthier environment.

Special Olympics Unified Sports® Soccer Exchange Program – Soccer For All - uniting individuals with intellectual disabilities (Special Olympics athletes) and individuals without intellectual disabilities (Unified partners) as members of one team. MLS Unified soccer teams travel for exhibition matches, scheduled in conjunction with MLS first-team matches, to reinforce inclusivity and showcase their talents and abilities to MLS fans.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – An annual celebration that recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month - An annual celebration of the contributions made by the LGBTQ+ community to history, society, and cultures worldwide.

Juneteenth - A federal holiday in the United States commemorating the end of slavery.

Hispanic Heritage Month – An annual celebration from September 15 to October 15 recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Native American Heritage Month – An annual celebration of the traditions, languages and stories of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities.

Kick Childhood Cancer - Aims for better cures for all types of childhood cancer by raising funds for Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Foundation and providing comfort and inspiration to the patients and families within the pediatric cancer community.

MLS Unites to Vote - "Participation in local and national elections is one of the most important responsibilities we have as citizens. Major League Soccer and our players recognize the opportunity we have to leverage our platform to amplify the importance of voting. We hope to inspire MLS fans and the entire soccer community to educate themselves about the voting process, register to vote, and vote on Election Day." — MLS Commissioner Don Garber