The 2014 Community MVP Contest, presented by Major League Soccer and Wells Fargo, is now accepting nominations through July 6.
Fans are encouraged to nominate themselves or others who have used the game of soccer to make a positive impact in their community in one of the following areas:
- Social Issues focusing on acceptance, equality and inclusion
- Health Issues affecting men, women or children
- Community Service for a local, national or international charity or community organization
After the July 6 nomination deadline has passed, each of MLS' 19 clubs will select a winner to be entered into the Grand Prize pool. The Grand Prize winner, who will be selected by a combination of online and Twitter votes (using the hashtag #CommunityMVP), and his or her nominator will win a trip for two to the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Portland. Each club's winner will be announced July 10, with the Grand Prize winner voting running through July 25.
For more information and to nominate your Community MVP, click over to www.mlssoccer.com/communitymvp.
Sporting KC captain Matt Besler, defender Kevin Ellis and Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman each made an appearance on Kansas City's Sports Radio 810 WHB on Tuesday to discuss happenings with both club and country. Listen to Besler's segment on the Border Patrol, Heineman's call in to Between the Lines and the full episode of the Sporting KC show below.
On the Border Patrol, Matt Besler discusses his time with the U.S. Men's National Team as it undergoes final preparations for Brazil:
Kevin Ellis joins The Sporting KC Show to talk about re-joining Sporting KC midseason and adjusting to an ever-changing back line at Sporting Park:
Cast your vote below for the Man of the Match for Sporting Kansas City's 1-0 loss against D.C. United at RFK Stadium. Voting is open until Sunday evening.
Cast your vote below for the Man of the Match for Sporting Kansas City's 2-2 draw with Toronto FC on Friday night at Sporting Park. Voting is open until Saturday evening.
Sporting KC defender Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi were named to the U.S. Men's National Team's final roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Thursday.
Just 24 years ago, their current club coach was in a similar position, competing for the U.S. in soccer's most coveted tournament. Here's a shot of Peter Vermes snapping a header on goal during a 1990 FIFA World Cup match in Italy.