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

Dilly Duka, midfielder

Lovel Palmer, defender/midfielder

Gonzalo Segares, defender

Matt Watson, midfielder

Chivas USA

Eric Avila, midfielder

Carlos Bocanegra, defender

Gabriel Farfan, midfielder/defender

Andrew Jean-Baptiste, defender

Dan Kennedy, goalkeeper

Mauro Rosales, midfielder

Colorado Rapids

Marc Burch, defender

Dillon Powers, midfielder

Nathan Sturgis, midfielder

Columbus Crew

Bernardo Anor, midfielder

Aaron Schoenfeld, forward

Josh Williams, defender

DC United

Bill Hamid, goalkeeper (also USMNT)

Eddie Johnson, forward (also USMNT)

Taylor Kemp, defender

Chris Pontius, midfielder/forward

Luis Silva, midfielder

FC Dallas

Kellyn Acosta, midfielder

Andrew Jacobson, midfielder

Stephen Keel, defender

Chris Seitz, goalkeeper

Houston Dynamo

Corey Ashe, defender

Warren Creavalle, defender

Brad Davis, midfielder

Andrew Driver, midfielder

LA Galaxy

A.J. DeLaGarza, defender

Rafael Garcia, midfielder

Daniel Gargan, defender

Omar Gonzales, defender (also USMNT)

Chandler Hoffman, forward

Kofi Opare, defender

Charlie Rugg, forward

Montreal Impact

Patrice Bernier, midfielder

Heath Pearce, defender

Maxim Tissot, defender

New England Revolution

Darrius Barnes, defender

Diego Fagundez, forward

Andrew Farrell, defender

Brad Knighton, goalkeeper

Stephen McCarthy, midfielder

Lee Nguyen, midfielder

Kelyn Rowe, midfielder

A.J. Soares, defender

New York City FC

Jeb Brovsky, defender

New York Red Bulls

Eric Alexander, midfielder

Richard Eckersley, defender

Connor Lade, defender

Dax McCarty, midfielder

Jonny Steele, midfielder

Philadelphia Union

Austin Berry, defender

Danny Cruz, midfielder

Ray Gaddis, defender

Michael Lahoud, midfielder

Sébastien Le Toux, forward

Zac MacMath, goalkeeper

Amobi Okugo, midfielder

Zach Pfeffer, midfielder

Carlos Valdes, defender

Ethan White, defender

Portland Timbers

Steven Evans, midfielder

Jack Jewsbury, midfielder

Will Johnson, midfielder (also Canada MNT)

Rauwshan McKenzie, defender

Andrew Weber, goalkeeper

Real Salt Lake

Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper

Rich Balchan, defender

Tony Beltran, defender (also USMNT)

Eduardo Fernandez, goalkeeper

Javier Morales, midfielder

Sebastian Velasquez, midfielder

Nick Rimando, goalkeeper (also USMNT)

Kwame Watson-Siriboe, defender/forward

Chris Wingert, defender

San Jose Earthquakes

David Bingham, goalkeeper

Mike Fucito, forward

Sam Garza, midfielder

Chris Wondolowski, forward (also USMNT)

Seattle Sounders

Tristan Bowen, forward

David Estrada, forward

Brad Evans, midfielder

Stefan Frei, goalkeeper

Chad Marshall, defender

Cam Weaver, forward

DeAndre Yedlin, defender

Sporting Kansas City

Kevin Ellis, defender

Jon Kempin, goalkeeper

Mikey Lopez, midfielder

Sal Zizzo, midfielder

Toronto FC

Ryan Richter, midfielder/defender

Quillan Roberts, goalkeeper

Andrew Wiedeman, forward

Vancouver Whitecaps

Jay DeMerit, defender

Jordan Harvey, defender

Erik Hurtado, forward/midfielder

Kekuta Manneh, forward/midfielder

Omar Salgado, forward

Paolo Tornaghi, goalkeeper


Terrence Boyd, forward, Rapid Wien, USMNT

National Women’s Soccer League

Yael Averbuch, midfielder, Göteborg FC, USWNT

Joanna Lohman, midfielder/defender, Boston Breakers

Megan Rapinoe, midfielder, Seattle Reign FC, USWNT

Meleana Shim, midfielder, Portland Thorns FC

North American Soccer League

Kyle Altman, defender, Minnesota United FC

Efrain Burgos, Jr., midfielder, Atlanta Silverbacks

Chris Estridge, defender, Indy Eleven

Hunter Freeman, defender, New York Cosmos

Kevin Friedland, defender, Minnesota United FC

Eric Hassli, forward, San Antonio Scorpions

Martyn Lancaster, defender, Atlanta Silverbacks

Enzo Martinez, midfielder, Carolina Railhawks

Lance Parker, goalkeeper, FC Edmonton

Jamie Watson, forward, Minnesota United FC


Cody Arnoux, midfielder, Wilmington Hammerheads

Jhonny Arteaga forward, Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Bradlee Baladez, forward, Arizona United

Justin Braun, forward, Sacramento Republic FC

Alex Dixon, midfielder, Rochester Rhinos

Bilal Duckett, defender, Charlotte Eagles

Logan Emory, defender, LA Galaxy II

Cyprian Hedrick, defender, Oklahoma City Energy

Matt Kassel, midfielder/defender, Arizona United

Morgan Langley, midfielder, Harrisburg City Islanders

Alex Lee, defender, Richmond Kickers

Rodrigo López, midfielder, Sacramento Republic FC

Tyler Ruthven, defender, Arizona United

London Woodberry, defender, Arizona United


Ryan Maduro, midfielder, Real Boston Rams

National Premier Soccer League

Ryan Guy, midfielder, San Diego Flash


Eddie Ababio, MLS defender

Anthony Ampaipitakwong, MLS midfielder

Will Bates, MLS forward

Martín Bonjour, MLS defender

Carlos Borja, MLS defender

Michael Boxall, MLS defender

Justin Bryant, USL goalkeeper

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 assistant coach of Real Salt Lake

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

Michael Farfan, MLS midfielder

Torsten Frings, MLS and German National Team midfielder

Michael Gspurning, MLS goalkeeper

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

Brendan King, MLS midfielder

Greg Klazura, MLS defender

Miloš Kocić, MLS goalkeeper

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

Gabe Latigue, MLS midfielder

Roger Levesque, MLS forward

Peter Lowry, MLS midfielder

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

Peter McGlynn, 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

Ryan Pore, MLS midfielder/forward

Brent Richards, MLS forward

Alain Rochat, MLS defender

Robbie Russell, MLS defender

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

Clyde Simms, MLS midfielder

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

Krystian Witkowski, MLS midfielder

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

Youth Players

Duncan McCormick, midfielder, Seattle Sounders

McKay Owsley, goalkeeper, Seattle Sounders

Justin Solomon, midfielder, Seattle Sounders

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