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LA Galaxy To Wear Jerseys Made From From Parley Ocean Plastic™ For April 21 Match

By Los Angeles Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy and MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, are gearing up to host the Third Annual Greener Goals Week of Service, April 16-20, leading up to Earth Day weekend. The LA Galaxy will implement a week of community outreach initiatives in advance of their game on April 21 against Atlanta United at StubHub Center (7:30 p.m. PT) as part of Greener Goals Week of Service.

Additionally, in conjunction with Greener Goals Week of Service, the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer have collaborated with adidas to support Parley for the Oceans. LA Galaxy players will wear special adidas kits built of technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic™ during their April 21 match at StubHub Center against Atlanta United. 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. Also new this year, the exclusive adidas 2018 MLS Parley jerseys will be available for purchase online at MLSStore.com and adidas.com and in select in-stadium retailers beginning April 10.

Galaxy fans can purchase the Parley jersey to be used on April 21 by clicking here. An extremely limited supply remain. Fans can also bid on jerseys worn by players 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.

Each product is crafted using Parley Ocean Plastic™ upcycled from plastic waste intercepted on beaches and in coastal communities. Once collected, the original plastic source is reworked into technical fibers that can then be repurposed for use in either apparel or footwear. To commemorate this unique process of repurposing plastic debris, the message ‘For the Oceans’ is featured in the inside of the neck tape detailing, and each club’s name is featured on the back-neck. The jerseys are then shipped in recyclable envelopes.

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MLS Celebrates Earth Day with Third Annual Greener Goals Week of Service

By  Major League Soccer (MLS)

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MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative is gearing up to host the Third Annual Greener Goals Week of Service, April 16-20 leading up to Earth Day weekend. League-wide efforts will be conducted on and off the field to highlight Major League Soccer’s commitment to environmental sustainability. MLS club and League office staff, as well as members of the National Sales Center, will volunteer their time and give back in partnership with local charitable organizations. Week of Service efforts and other green initiatives conducted by MLS clubs will be promoted throughout the week across MLS social and digital channels.

In conjunction with Greener Goals Week of Service, Major League Soccer has collaborated with adidas to support Parley for the Oceans. MLS players will wear special adidas kits during Week 8 matches (April 20-22), 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. Also new this year, the exclusive adidas 2018 MLS Parley jerseys will be available for purchase at MLSStore.com and adidas.com and in select in-stadium retailers beginning April 10.

Each product is crafted using Parley Ocean Plastic™ upcycled from plastic waste intercepted on beaches and in coastal communities. Once collected, the original plastic source is reworked into technical fibers that can then be repurposed for use in either apparel or footwear. To commemorate this unique process of repurposing plastic debris, the message “For the Oceans” is featured in the inside of the neck tape detailing, and each club’s name is featured on the back-neck. The jerseys are then shipped in recyclable envelopes.

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). The grand prize winner will receive an MLS x Parley jersey of their choice.

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Top Five Moments for the LA Galaxy in 2017

By: Jeremy Freeborn 
AXS Contributor

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The LA Galaxy might not have had the season they would have liked in 2017,  but there were still many positive signs and the future seems to be bright under the new direction of head coach Sigi Schmid. Here are the top five moments of the LA Galaxy’s 2017 Major League Soccer season.

5) LA Galaxy win the award for environmentalism– It was a tough season for the Galaxy on the pitch, but there is no doubt they continue to remain leaders in Major League Soccer off of it. On June 28, the Galaxy won the Environmental Innovator of the Year Award at the Green Sports Alliance’s Game Changer Awards in Sacramento. The Galaxy was praised for their Protect the Pitch initiative that includes saving water, conserving energy and reducing waste. The Galaxy also has been recognized for using high efficiency LED sports lights.

4) Three Galaxy players honored in win over Earthquakes– On May 27, the Galaxy had a season-high three game winning streak when they beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-2. Three Galaxy players made the MLS Team of the Week as Giovani Dos Santos, Joao Pedro and Romain Alessandrini were all recognized. Dos Santos scored twice, Pedro scored once and Alessandrini was recognized for an impressive assist on a goal by Dos Santos.

3) LA Galaxy upset New York Red Bulls– On May 14, the Galaxy delivered their biggest upset of the 2017 MLS season when they beat the playoff-bound New York Red Bulls 3-1 at the Red Bull Arena. Alessandrini scored twice in the first 10 minutes to lead the Galaxy to the victory.

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