CARSON, Calif. – With Earth Day approaching, MLS WORKS is gearing up to host the third annual Greener Goals Week of Service from April 16-20. League-wide efforts will be conducted on and off the field to highlight Major League Soccer’s commitment to environmental sustainability, with MLS club and staff members volunteering their time with local charitable organizations and other green initiatives being promoted throughout the week across MLS social and digital channels.
In celebration of Earth Day, the LA Galaxy will host Protect the Pitch Night for their April 21 match against Atlanta United at StubHub Center (7:30 p.m. PT). The match will highlight the Galaxy’s recent environmental initiatives, including a collaboration with the Surfrider Foundation for in-stadium recycling collection.
In conjunction with Greener Goals Week of Service, MLS has collaborated with adidas to support Parley for the Oceans. During Week 8 matches, MLS players will wear special adidas kits, built of technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic™. This collaboration was first introduced in 2017 when four MLS clubs – New York City FC, Orlando City SC, LA Galaxy, and Seattle Sounders FC – donned the MLS x Parley kits on Earth Day.
The 2018 edition of the jerseys will be supported by all 23 clubs and comes in two colorways, non-dye and carbon, differentiating the two teams in each game. The jerseys will be available for fans to purchase at MLSstore.com, adidas.com and in select in-stadium retailers beginning April 10.
Fans can get their own game-worn parley jersey during the April 21 contest at the LA Galaxy Foundation booth in Soccer Fest during the contest. Fans can text GALAXY to 52182 to bid.
In addition, MLS WORKS will share #GreenerGoals tips to educate the soccer community on ways to create a cleaner environment, including the reduction of plastic pollution. Beginning April 16, fans will be encouraged to apply these tips and share images and videos of their actions through social media with the grand prize winner will receive an MLS x Parley jersey of their choice.