White House Briefing: MLS at the Egg Roll & Pride Month Champions

You know I love it when soccer and politics intersects, so I was more than pleased when a cadre of Major League Soccer stars was present at yesterday’s annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Present were the New York Red Bulls’ Kenny Cooper and Stephen Keel; DC United’s Stephen King, Robbie Russell, Chris Pontius, and Ben Olsen; and Philadelphia Union’s Danny Califf, Brian Carroll, and soccer ally Zac MacMath.

It’s great to see that when it comes to initiatives involving youth health and fitness, MLS players are among those the administration turns to as examples for kids.

Also yesterday, the White House announced that they are accepting submissions for LGBT-specific Champions of Change for Pride Month. The program highlights those who have made a difference in their communities, so maybe for a Pride Month honoree we can see David Testo or our friends at the You Can Play project. Video submissions are being accepted through May 4.

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