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• "Following an exciting and successful event in Dallas, we're thrilled to take the NFL draft to Nashville. The city has a passionate fan base and offers iconic locations that will enable us to expand the Draft in unique ways," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: April 25-27, 2019, spanning across multiple landmarks in Nashville's historic downtown district.

• The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will host Super Bowl LVII in 2023 and the Mercedes-Benz SuperDome in New Orleans will host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, per the NFL.

• Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, said the theme song and music production package for its broadcast on Telemundo and Universo, would be “Sueño de Campeones” (“Champions Dream") by Emmy Award winning composer and producer Yoav Goren. “Sueño de Campeones” is an "extensive music package supporting Telemundo Deportes’ coverage of the soccer tournament."

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Thursday
Dec072017

USSF Launches ‘It’s Everyone’s Game’ Effort To Build Youth Soccer Nationwide

By Barry Janoff

December 6, 2017: The U.S. Soccer Foundation is launching a national campaign that will support and embellish its mission: “To enhance, assist and grow the sport of soccer in the United States, with a special emphasis on underserved communities,”

The multi-media effort, “It's Everyone's Game,” is intended to “dramatically expand (USSF’s) impact on children across the country through soccer-based programs.”

USSF said that working with communities, municipalities and corporate partners nationwide, it is “pledging to reach one million children annually and build 1,000 soccer courts, called mini-pitches, by 2026.”

Among the national partners who are aligned with the Foundation are adidas, Major League Soccer, Musco Lighting and Target.

Target recently pledged $6 million to support the Foundation's mission to improve lives and communities through soccer by building 100 mini-pitches in communities across the country, according to USSF.

Through its partnership with adidas, the U.S. Soccer Foundation said it would be able to provide participants with the “equipment and materials necessary to succeed on and off the field.”

“By eliminating barriers and creating opportunities, we help the kids who need us most to play soccer, to be healthier, more active and more confident."

Adidas said it would also support the campaign by providing access to pro athletes and a dedicated coaching staff  “who will use the sport of soccer to positively impact these players' lives.”

An umbrella spot, “Soccer: It’s Everyone’s Game,” will be supported by Internet, social media (#EveryonesGame) and local activation.

The effort was unveiled in Chicago, where mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and MLS’s Chicago Fire committed to build 50 soccer play spaces in underserved neighborhoods in the next five years.

USSF said the Chicago project was made possible by a $3 million gift from the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund and a “substantial contribution” from the Hauptman family and the Chicago Fire.

Other metropolitan areas that have joined the "It's Everyone's Game" effort include: Baltimore; Columbus, OH; Hendersonville, TN; Houston; Kansas City, MO; Louisville, KY; Miam; Nashville, TN; Newark, NJ; North Miami, FL; Oklahoma City; Orlando; Philadelphia; Reno, NV; Rochester, NY; San Bernardino, CA; Tucson, AZ; and Washington, DC.

In addition, New York City recently opened the first ten of 50 mini-pitches as part of a public-private partnership to build and maintain fields in underserved areas, according to USSF.

"Our 'Soccer for Success' program shows that soccer can be the difference between a child who thrives and a child who falls through the cracks," Ed Foster-Simeon, president and CEO for the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Soccer Foundation, said in a statement.

"Yet, far too many children across the country do not have access to soccer programming or the opportunity to engage with a coach who can help them develop critical life skills that support their development on and off the playing field."

According to Foster-Simeon, “The premise of our work is simple: We train coach-mentors. We make sure there are fields to play on. And we support after-school soccer programs in underserved communities that are offered free to participants.

“By eliminating barriers and creating opportunities, we help the kids who need us most to not only play soccer, but also to be healthier, more active and more confident."

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