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MLS WORKS, Special Olympics & ESPN Soccer Exchange

MLS, ESPN and Special Olympics have partnered to promote an environment of social inclusion by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports.

Event Information

Unified Exchange program provides opportunities for Unified soccer teams to participate in a 1st Team MLS experience. This season 17 Unified soccer teams comprised of players with and without intellectual disabilities will travel from their home city to other MLS markets to compete in exhibition stadiums with their Special Olympic counterparts. Unified matches are scheduled to place April 29 - October 22 in conjunction with MLS club matches, providing MLS fans with an opportunity to witness first-hand the talents and abilities of Special Olympics athletes and unified partners. 
Two male Special Olympics footballer pursue the ball.
Seventeen Unified soccer teams will compete in Unified Soccer Exchange matches that will take place April 29 - October 22.