NewsMar 15, 2019


Catch up on what went down around the league this week both off and on the pitch. 

Milestone Moments

From first goals to 100 starts, find out who checked off a career milestone in this week's matches.

In Dallas, Bryan Acosta opened his MLS account with a goal against the LA Galaxy. 

Meanwhile in Vancouver, Fredy Montero took the pitch for MLS start number 150 of his career. 

Players Promise

Throughout the league, players spend their time after games and off the pitch giving back to the communities they play in. Find out what causes the guys were working for this week. 

via @ kelynrowe

Kelyn Rowe picked up where he left off last season with the Jessie Rees Foundation hosting his first #KelynsNEGUCrew after Sporting Kansas City got the win over Philadelphia. Kelyn's "Never Give Up" Crew post-game meetups were made to give kids fighting cancer a fun, memorable experience. Follow Kelyn on Instagram to keep up with him and his NEGU Crew friends throughout the season. 

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Matt Lampson spent time with his first LampStrong Foundation hero of the year after LAFC took on FC Dallas. Lampson, who beat Leukemia at the beginning of his college playing career, dedicates time after games to meeting and encouraging young cancer patients and survivors and their families. Follow Matt on Instagram for more LampStrong happenings. 

💍 Day in Atlanta

Atlanta United players got a long awaited accessory this week when they were officially presented their 2018 MLS Cup champion rings. Check out the ring up close and player reactions from the ceremony (featuring Waka Flocka) below. 

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Answering the Call

Across the league, players are getting the call to join their respective national teams, with 23 (and counting) countries represented. Check out how some of the guys broke the news that they would be taking the pitch for their country in the upcoming camps and friendlies. 

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                                                                                             Ronald Matarrita (NYCFC) - Costa Rica

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                                                                                                                                 Josef Martinez (Atlanta United) - Venezuela 

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                                                                                 Jonathan Lewis (NYCFC) - USA

Corden Pranks Beckham

James Corden and LA Galaxy staff successfully pulled off a prank on David Beckham ahead of his statue reveal. Don't miss his reaction ⬇️ 

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