A unique program put on by Major League Soccer and Southern New Hampshire University raised $190,000 around the July Fourth holiday for the USO.
Operation: Back of the Net, now in its third year, raised the money through a combination of donations by SNHU and social engagement by MLS fans. SNHU donated $3,000 for each goal scored in the six MLS games hosted by U.S. teams from June 30 through July 5, and an additional $1 each time someone retweeted or engaged with specific MLS teams on social media.
After big success in Major League Soccer, Heath Pearce turned to education to kickstart his post-soccer career.
The U Attend program seeks to encourage increased attendance by students a Tilden Middle School by rewarding them with game tickets, player meetings and outings to the Union's Talen Energy Stadium.
Manchester, N.H. (January 18, 2018) - Major League Soccer (MLS) and its Official Education Partner, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), have extended their partnership for three years, continuing upon their commitment to help MLS players and staff earn college degrees.
SNHU and MLS club FC Dallas teamed up to host a surprise graduation party and diploma delivery for Tesho Akindele, the first MLS player to earn a degree online from SNHU, as part of a partnership between the League and the University.
On this night, it wasn't his team's upcoming game on Joshua Taylor's mind. There were toys, puzzles, and coloring books spread out on two long tables and they weren't going to pack themselves.
Tim Howard pursued his professional soccer career immediately after high school, but he always knew he’d go back to school. See how he provides an example for his two children by balancing his starting positions on the Colorado Rapids and USMNT with taking online courses at SNHU.
As the Official Education Partner of Major League Soccer (MLS), SNHU was able to send three of its online communication students to the 2016 MLS Cup in Toronto, Canada to cover the game.