Exciting news today from Major League Soccer and the Boy Scouts of America. They’re forming an alliance!
At the start of the 2012 MLS season on March 10, Scouts across the nation will receive special opportunities at MLS games. Sixteen of the league’s 19 teams play in the United States, so no matter where you call home, there’s an MLS match happening near you.
Scouts will be provided access to MLS players and coaches, for one-of-a-kind programming just for Scouts. Future plans include an opportunity for Scouts to conduct community service projects and be selected for in-game ceremonies at MLS stadiums, for “Scout Nights” and for local MLS players to lead discussions with Scouts on topics such as fitness and leadership.
The American teams are: Chicago Fire, Chivas USA (Los Angeles), Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, and Sporting Kansas City.
(The photo above shows Kansas City Scouts with the top two picks of the 2012 MLS Draft. January 12, 2012)
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