Player Allies

    • We agree that everyone should be able to participate in, watch and enjoy sports — whoever they are and whatever their background.
    • We agree that sports are about fairness and equality, respect and dignity. Sports teach individuals how to strive and succeed, how to cope with success and disappointment, and bring people together to achieve a common goal.
    • We are committed to making these values a reality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We will work together, and individually, to rid the game of soccer of homophobia and transphobia.
    • We will make soccer a welcome, inviting, and inclusive place for everyone — for those participating in the sport, those attending matches and for those working or volunteering in it — while making a deliberate effort to reach out to GLBT people. We will work with all these groups to ensure they have a voice, and to challenge unacceptable behavior, including working to eliminate homophobic language from the game.

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire

Greg Cochrane, midfielder

Collin Fernandez, midfielder

Alec Kann, goalkeeper

Mike Magee, forward

Lovel Palmer, defender/midfielder

Matt Watson, midfielder

Colorado Rapids

John Berner, goalkeeper

Marc Burch, defender

Zac MacMath, goalkeeper

Dillon Powers, midfielder

Columbus Crew

Chris Klute, defender

Aaron Schoenfeld, forward

Brad Stuver, goalkeeper

DC United

Michael Farfan, MLS midfielder

Bill Hamid, goalkeeper (also USMNT)

Eddie Johnson, forward (also USMNT)

Taylor Kemp, defender

Kofi Opare, defender

Chris Pontius, midfielder/forward

Luis Silva, midfielder

Travis Worra, goalkeeper

FC Dallas

Kellyn Acosta, midfielder

Dan Kennedy, goalkeeper

Stephen Keel, defender

Chris Seitz, goalkeeper

Houston Dynamo

Corey Ashe, defender

Brad Davis, midfielder

Chandler Hoffman, forward

Nathan Sturgis, midfielder

LA Galaxy

A.J. DeLaGarza, defender

Rafael Garcia, midfielder

Daniel Gargan, defender

Omar Gonzales, defender (also USMNT)

Baggio Husidic, midfielder

Stefan Ishizaki, midfielder

Bradford Jamieson IV, forward

Charlie Rugg, forward

Montreal Impact

Eric Alexander, midfielder

Patrice Bernier, midfielder

Evan Bush, goalkeeper

Maxime Crepeau, goalkeeper

Dilly Duka, midfielder

Maxim Tissot, defender

New England Revolution

Darrius Barnes, defender

Diego Fagundez, forward

Andrew Farrell, defender

Jose Goncalves, defender

Brad Knighton, goalkeeper

Lee Nguyen, midfielder

Kelyn Rowe, midfielder

Tyler Rudy, midfielder

Trevor Spangenberg, goalkeeper

London Woodberry, defender

New York City FC

Jeb Brovsky, defender

Andrew Jacobson, midfielder

Sebastian Velasquez, midfielder

Kwame Watson-Siriboe, defender/forward

Josh Williams, defender

Chris Wingert, defender

New York Red Bulls

Andrew Jean-Baptiste, defender

Connor Lade, defender

Dax McCarty, midfielder

Manolo Sanchez, midfielder

Sal Zizzo, midfielder

Orlando City SC

Eric Avila, midfielder

Amobi Okugo, midfielder

Tommy Redding, defender

Philadelphia Union

Austin Berry, defender

Danny Cruz, midfielder

Ray Gaddis, defender

Antoine Hoppenot, midfielder

Michael Lahoud, midfielder

Sébastien Le Toux, forward

Zach Pfeffer, midfielder

Carlos Valdes, defender

Ethan White, defender

Portland Timbers

Jack Jewsbury, midfielder

Will Johnson, midfielder (also Canada MNT)

Andrew Weber, goalkeeper

Real Salt Lake

Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper

Tony Beltran, defender (also USMNT)

Eduardo Fernandez, goalkeeper

Javier Morales, midfielder

Nick Rimando, goalkeeper (also USMNT)

San Jose Earthquakes

David Bingham, goalkeeper

Mike Fucito, forward

Khari Stephenson, midfielder

Chris Wondolowski, forward (also USMNT)

Marvell Wynne, defender

Seattle Sounders

Brad Evans, midfielder

Stefan Frei, goalkeeper

Chad Marshall, defender

Jimmy Ockford, defender

Dylan Remick, defender

Sporting Kansas City

Bernardo Anor, midfielder

Kevin Ellis, defender

Jon Kempin, goalkeeper

Mikey Lopez, midfielder

Tim Melia, goalkeeper

Toronto FC

Steven Caldwell, defender

Warren Creavalle, defender

Chris Mannella, midfielder (also CanMNT)

Quillan Roberts, goalkeeper

Eriq Zavaleta, defender

Vancouver Whitecaps

Marco Carducci, goalkeeper

Jordan Harvey, defender

Erik Hurtado, forward/midfielder

Pa-Modou Kah, defender

Gershon Koffie, midfielder

Kekuta Manneh, forward/midfielder

Ben McKendry, midfielder

Tim Parker, defender

Mauro Rosales, midfielder

Paolo Tornaghi, goalkeeper


Terrence Boyd, forward, Rapid Wien, USMNT

DeAndre Yedlin, defender, Tottenham Hotspur, USMNT

National Women’s Soccer League

Yael Averbuch, midfielder, FC Kansas City, USWNT

Joanna Lohman, midfielder/defender, Washington Spirit

Megan Rapinoe, midfielder, Seattle Reign FC, USWNT

Meleana Shim, midfielder, Portland Thorns FC

North American Soccer League

Hunter Freeman, defender, New York Cosmos

Ryan Richter, midfielder/defender, Ottawa Fury FC

Jonny Steele, midfielder, Minnesota United FC

Jamie Watson, forward, Minnesota United FC

Andrew Wiedeman, forward, Ottawa Fury FC


Cody Arnoux, midfielder, Wilmington Hammerheads

Jhonny Arteaga forward, Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Justin Braun, forward, Sacramento Republic FC

Alex Dixon, midfielder, Rochester Rhinos

Bilal Duckett, defender, Sacramento Republic FC

Logan Emory, defender, LA Galaxy II

Chris Estridge, defender, Charlotte Independence

Steven Evans, midfielder, Portland Timbers 2

Sam Garza, midfielder, Arizona United

Cyprian Hedrick, defender, Oklahoma City Energy

Matt Kassel, midfielder/defender, Arizona United

Brendan King, midfielder, Austin Aztex

Morgan Langley, midfielder, Harrisburg City Islanders

Alex Lee, defender, Richmond Kickers

Rodrigo López, midfielder, Sacramento Republic FC

Enzo Martinez, midfielder, Charlotte Independence

Duncan McCormick, midfielder, Seattle Sounders FC 2

Tyler Ruthven, defender, Arizona United


Eric Hassli, forward, Las Vegas Legends

Alumni and other players not currently active in North America

Eddie Ababio, MLS defender

Kyle Altman, NASL defender

Anthony Ampaipitakwong, MLS midfielder

Bradlee Baladez, MLS forward

Rich Balchan, MLS defender

Will Bates, MLS forward

Carlos Bocanegra, MLS and USMNT defender, currently technical director of MLS Atlanta franchise

Martín Bonjour, MLS defender

Carlos Borja, MLS defender

Tristan Bowen, MLS forward

Michael Boxall, MLS defender

Justin Bryant, USL goalkeeper

Efrain Burgos, Jr., MLS and NASL midfielder

Diego Calderón, MLS defender

Joe Cannon, MLS goalkeeper

Calen Carr, MLS forward

Mike Chabala, MLS defender

Brian Ching, MLS forward, currently managing director of the Houston Dash

Colin Clark, MLS midfielder

Jimmy Conrad, MLS and USMNT defender, currently with KickTV

Carlo Cudicini, MLS goalkeeper

Paul Dalgish, MLS forward, currently head coach of Austin Aztex

Jay DeMerit, EPL, MLS and USMNT defender, currently on staff with Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Andrew Driver, MLS midfielder

Mkhokheli Dube, MLS forward

Brian Dunseth, MLS and US Men’s Olympic Team midfielder/defender, currently an analyst with Fox Soccer and RSL

Andrew Duran, MLS defender

Richard Eckersley, MLS defender

David Estrada, MLS forward

Gabriel Farfan, MLS midfielder/defender

Kevin Friedland, MLS and NASL defender

Torsten Frings, MLS and German National Team midfielder

Michael Gspurning, MLS goalkeeper

Ryan Guy, MLS and NASL midfielder

Adam Johansson, MLS defender

Bryan Jordan, MLS defender

Ian Joy, MLS defender, currently an analyst with BeIN Sports

John Kerr, MLS midfielder, currently Duke University head coach

Kory Kindle, MLS defender

Greg Klazura, MLS defender

Miloš Kocić, MLS goalkeeper

Alexi Lalas, MLS, USMNT, and Serie A defender, currently an analyst with ESPN

Martyn Lancaster, NASL defender

Gabe Latigue, MLS midfielder

Roger Levesque, MLS forward

Peter Lowry, MLS midfielder

Ryan Maduro, MLS midfielder

Kyle Martino, MLS and USMNT midfielder, currently an analyst with NBC Sports

Stephen McCarthy, MLS midfielder

Peter McGlynn, MLS defender

Rauwshan McKenzie, MLS defender

Tony Meola MLS and USMNT goalkeeper, currently a host with Sirius XM

Ryan Miller, MLS defender

Jimmy Nielsen, MLS goalkeeper, currently head coach of Oklahoma City Energy

Jay Nolly, MLS goalkeeper

Darren O’Dea, MLS defender

Ben Olsen, MLS and USMNT midfielder, currently head coach of DC United

Lance Parker, NASL goalkeeper

Heath Pearce, MLS defender

Ryan Pore, MLS midfielder/forward

Brent Richards, MLS forward

Alain Rochat, MLS defender

Robbie Russell, MLS defender

Omar Salgado, MLS forward

Luke Sassano, MLS midfielder, currently assistant technical director of the NY Cosmos

Gonzalo Segares, MLS defender

Clyde Simms, MLS midfielder

A.J. Soares, MLS defender

Babayele Sodade, MLS forward

Jan Gunnar Solli, MLS midfielder

Taylor Twellman, MLS and USMNT forward, currently an analyst with ESPN

Zarek Valentin, MLS defender

Konrad Warzycha, MLS midfielder

Cam Weaver, MLS forward

Krystian Witkowski, MLS midfielder

Josh Wolff MLS forward, currently an Assistant Coach with D.C. United

Youth Players

McKay Owsley, goalkeeper, Seattle Sounders

Justin Solomon, midfielder, Seattle Sounders

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