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To bring awareness of our oceans, MLS, adidas and Parley use Snapchat to get the word out


New York (April 19, 2018) – Continuing their efforts to raise widespread awareness and inspire action around the harmful impact of marine plastic pollution, Major League Soccer, adidas and Parley for the Oceans have created a unique immersive augmented reality experience using Snapchat’s Lens Studio.

This custom lens, available to Snapchat users across the country and at those MLS stadiums hosting games this Earth Day weekend, will bring to life the majestic beauty of the ocean with a massive 3D whale jumping out of the background making a “big splash” with those watching.

Starting at 7 p.m. ET on April 20, the experience will be available in select cities (Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Kansas City, KS; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA; and Montreal, Canada) as well as for any Snapchat user who finds the lens in their Snapchat carousel. For those at the MLS matches, fans can find the QR code listed below as well as on signs throughout each stadium and on MLS and clubs’ socials channels which can be scanned to immediately save the lens to their Snapchat profile for 24 hours.

Similar to the just-announced collaboration among Major League Soccer, adidas and Parley for the Oceans to create full customized uniforms built of technical yarns made by using Parley Ocean Plastic™, this use of augmented reality illustrates innovative efforts to educate consumers on the movement to end harmful plastic pollution and protect the oceans.

The main goal of the collaboration is to end the use of plastic by reinventing and replacing it with eco-innovative alternatives, and these jerseys carry this message to soccer fans across the country. This Earth Day week, everyone is invited to join MLS, adidas and Parley in their shared pledge to intercept plastic before it gets into our oceans.

Media Interview Opportunities: Interview opportunities to discuss this creative collaboration are available upon request with Major League Soccer, adidas and Parley for the Oceans spokespersons.

About Major League Soccer
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer features 23 clubs throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about MLS, visit

About adidas Soccer
adidas is the global leader in soccer. It is the official sponsor / official supplier partner of the most important soccer tournaments in the world, such as the FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA Confederations Cup, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, the UEFA European Championships and Major League Soccer. adidas also sponsors some of the world’s top clubs including Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich, Juventus and AC Milan. Some of the world’s best players also on the adidas roster are Leo Messi, Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Roberto Firmino, Thomas Müller, Luis Suárez, James Rodríguez, Diego Costa, Mesut Özil, Renato Sanches and Julian Draxler.

About Parley for the Oceans

Parley for the Oceans is the global network where creators, thinkers and leaders from the creative industries, brands, governments and environmental groups come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. The organization has formed alliances with major corporations including adidas, Anheuser Busch InBev (Corona), Intel; the United Nations; and collaborators spanning the worlds of science, art, fashion, design, entertainment, sports, and space and ocean exploration.

To address the fast-growing threat of marine plastic pollution, Parley puts forth a flexible, scalable strategy: Parley AIR — Avoid, Intercept, Redesign. The organization gained global attention by rebranding sustainability into ‘Eco Innovation’, and through the invention of Ocean Plastic™: a range of premium materials created from upcycled plastic waste intercepted from oceans, shorelines, and in coastal communities. The material provides a replacement for virgin plastic as well as a catalyst for awareness and funding of initiatives focused on longer-term, source-based solutions, including: Education and Communication, Direct Impact, Research and Development, and Eco Innovation.

During the Parley x Biofabricate conference held in New York on December 7, 2017, Parley for the Oceans announced a partnership with the Biofabricate summit and launched the ‘Material Revolution’ to boost the development of new materials that can replace current plastic and drive the success of the third pillar of Parley AIR: Redesign.

For more information about Parley for the Oceans, please visit, and join the movement at

MLS issues Disciplinary Committee decisions on penalties




NEW YORK (April 19, 2018) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has found Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Felipe guilty of simulation/embellishment in the 90+ minute of Vancouver’s match against the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) on April 13 (VIDEO). The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued Felipe an undisclosed fine.

Houston Dynamo forward Alberth Elis was found guilty of simulation/embellishment in the 71st minute of Houston’s match against the San Jose Earthquakes on April 14 (VIDEO). The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued Elis an undisclosed fine.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended San Jose Earthquakes defender Harold Cummings one additional match (two games total) and issued an undisclosed fine for violent conduct in the 90+ minute of San Jose’s match against the Philadelphia Union on April 7 (VIDEO). Cummings, who originally received a red card for the play, served his first suspension during San Jose’s match on April 14 against the Houston Dynamo. The defender will serve his second suspension on April 21 against Orlando City SC.


Crew SC looking to end losing skid tonight as New England visits at 7:30 pm; Former Crew SC star Brad Friedel to return as head coach of the Revs











COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC hosts the New England Revolution, Saturday, April 21 to begin a two-match homestand at MAPFRE Stadium. The match kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. ET and is set to be televised regionally on CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports and BCSN2, with Neil Sika, Dwight Burgess and Alex Stec on the call. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. Post-match coverage is set to follow exclusively on Spectrum Sports in Ohio. Tomorrow’s match also airs locally on the radio on CD102.5 FM in English, featuring simulcast audio from the television broadcast. The club’s official website,, is set to stream the English-language radio broadcast online as well as host the Spanish-language audio broadcast, with Juan Valladares behind the microphone.

After two weeks on the road, Columbus Crew SC returns home this Saturday to host New England Revolution.

As a finale to this week’s #GreenerGoals campaign, the Black & Gold will sport a special-edition jersey this weekend, returning to MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, April 21 to host New England Revolution with a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff. These match-worn jerseys will be auctioned off after the match on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, supporters can enjoy half-off select beer (for supporters 21+), Pepsi Products, Brats and Pretzels from when the gates open through the 15th minute. Plus, supporters will receive a free Cell Phone Fitness Armband, presented by OhioHealth (while supplies last).

Brad Friedel of Tottenham Hotspur. Former Crew SC goalkeeper returns on Saturday as head coach of New England. 2011 photo By James Boyes - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https

Crew SC comes into Saturday after its second straight road loss at D.C. United last week. United’s Ulises Segura scored the game winning goal just 43 seconds into the match and Crew SC pushed for an equalizer but were unable to find the back of the net. The Black & Gold dominated shots (24-5), shots on-target (5-1), blocked shots (7-0), possession (70%-30%) and passing percentage (85%-65%).

The Revolutions’ 11-match unbeaten home game streak was snapped by FC Dallas last Saturday. The 76th-minute goal was enough to put Dallas through with maximum points, despite being out-possessed and out-shot by New England.

Crew SC won each of its last four home games against Revolution. The teams last met at MAPRE Stadium on May 6, 2017, in a 2-0 win for Crew SC. The matchup will also see New England head coach Brad Friedel return to MAPFRE Stadium, this time as the opponent, after starting his Major League Soccer career with Charter Member No. 1 in 1996.


Website: | Twitter: @ColumbusCrewSC | Instagram: @ColumbusCrewSC | Hashtag: #CrewSC | | Snapchat: ColumbusCrewSC | Google+: +columbuscrewsc | Stadium: MAPFRE Stadium | Training Facility: Crew SC Training Center at Obetz

Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2018 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 20th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium – the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise, and the club has qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in three of the four seasons since, including winning the Eastern Conference Championship in 2015.


New England Revolution, today’s Crew SC opponent; original MLS member




The New England Revolution is a professional soccer team from the Greater Boston area. They are located in the suburb of Foxborough, Massachusetts, located 21 miles southwest of downtown Boston. It is also home to their Robert Kraft family-owned brethren, the New England Patriots.

The Revs, as they are called by their loyal fan base, are one of the original members of the MLS. Only ten teams can say they have been around since the inaugural season of 1994, which is now 24 years.

The name “Revolution” refers to the New England region’s significant involvement in the American Revolution that took place from 1775-1783.

The Revs hold the distinction of being the only original MLS team to have every league game in its history televised.

The Revolution won their first major trophy in the 2007 U.S. Open Cup. The following year, they won the 2008 North American SuperLiga. The Revolution have participated in five MLS Cup finals in 2002200520062007, and 2014. They also earned the second best regular season record in 2005. However, they have never won an MLS Cup or MLS Supporters’ Shield.




Individual awards and friendlies



Season Regular Season MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF Final Record
1996 5th, East Did not qualify Did not enter Did not qualify 15–17
1997 4th, East Quarter-Finals Round of 16 15–17
1998 6th, East Did not qualify Did not enter 11–21
1999 5th, East Did not qualify Did not enter 12–20
2000 2nd, East Quarter-Finals Round of 32 13–13–6
2001 3rd, East Did not qualify Runner Up Not held 7–14–6
2002 1st, East Runner Up Did not enter Did not qualify 12–14–2
2003 2nd, East Conf. Final Quarter-Finals First Round 12–9–9
2004 4th, East Conf. Final Round of 16 Did not qualify 8–13–9
2005 1st, East Runner Up Round of 16 Did not qualify 17–7–8
2006 2nd, East Runner Up Quarter-Finals First Round 12–8–12
2007 2nd, East Runner Up Champions Did not qualify 14–8–8
2008 3rd, East Conf. Semi-Finals Semi-Finals Did not qualify 12–11–7
2009 3rd, East Conf. Semi-Finals Round of 16 Preliminary Round 11–10–9
2010 6th, East Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify 9–16–5
2011 9th, East Did not qualify Did not qualify 5–16–13
2012 9th, East Did not qualify 3rd Round 9–17–8
2013 3rd, East Conf. Semi-Finals Quarter Finals 14–11–9
2014 2nd, East Runner Up Quarter Finals 17–13–4
2015 5th, East Knockout round 4th Round 14–12–8
2016 7th, East Did not qualify Runner Up 11–14–9
2017 7th, East Did not qualify Quarter Finals Did not qualify 13–15–6

Player(s) who won MLS Scoring Champion/Golden Boot

Player Season PointsGoals
Taylor Twellman 2002 52
Pat Noonan 2004 30
Taylor Twellman 2005 17



Dragons going for 10th straight win at Fort Wayne today



Saturday, April 21, 2018 Game # 13

Parkview Field l Fort Wayne, Ind. l 1:05 p.m.

Radio: Fox Sports 980 WONE


Dayton Dragons (9-3) at Fort Wayne TinCaps (4-11)

RH Tyler Mondile (0-1, 9.35) vs. LH Osvaldo Hernandez (0-2, 6.48)


Today’s Game: The Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) meet the Fort Wayne TinCaps (affiliate of the San Diego Padres) in the second game of a three-game series.

Series to Date/Streaks: The Dragons lead the current series, 1-0. Overall, the Dragons have won nine straight games (have not lost a game since April 7).

2018 Team Notes

  • The Dragons have won nine straight games. This is their longest winning streak since they won 10 straight April 28-May 7, 2007 (team featured Justin TurnerDrew StubbsChris HeiseyJuan Francisco). The current winning streak is tied for third longest in team history.
  • The Dragons nine-game winning streak is the longest active winning streak in Professional Baseball (Major League or Minor League).
  • Seven of the nine Dragons wins in the winning streak have been come-from-behind wins. In five of the nine wins, they scored the tie-breaking run in their final at-bat of the game (bottom of the 8th, top of the 9th, or bottom of the 9th).
  • Dragons relievers have allowed just five earned runs during the nine-game winning streak in 39.2 innings (1.13 ERA).


2018 Individual Notes

  • Hendrik Clementina is batting .480 on the year, going 12 for 25 with 2 HR and 4 doubles. His slugging percentage of .880 would lead the league if he had enough plate appearances to qualify. His OPS is 1.361.
  • Stuart Fairchild enters today’s game with a seven-game hitting streak. Fairchild has hit in 11 of the 12 games he has played in. John Sansone has a six-game hitting streak.


TinCaps home is Parkview Field Fort Wayne, IN; 2009 photo By FTSKfan - Own work, Public Domain, https




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