A team-by-team guide to the BSA’s new Major League Soccer alliance

The Major League Soccer season starts March 10, and with it comes an exciting opportunity for Scouts and Scouters nationwide.

As I told you in January, MLS and the Boy Scouts of America joined forces this year.

But what does that mean for your pack, troop, team, or crew?

To help you learn more about this alliance and understand how to connect with the MLS team near you, I’ve compiled a team-by-team guide.

You’ll find:

  • Dates for Scout Nights
  • Links to the team’s season schedule
  • Contact numbers and e-mail addresses for buying group tickets for your unit
  • A list of the players on the team who were Scouts or are Eagle Scouts

Let’s kick things off, shall we?

Chicago Fire

Stadium: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.

Nearest Councils: Chicago Area, Des Plaines Valley

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: Sept. 15, Sept. 22, and Oct. 27 (contact your council for details)

Ticket SalesRachel Myers, 708-496-6786

Scout Players: None listed.

Chivas USA

Stadium: Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.

Nearest Council: Los Angeles Area

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Camp: July 18 (contact your council for details)

Scout Night (updated): May 4, Aug. 12 (contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: Tara Weldon, 310-630-4542

Scout Player: Michael Lahoud, midfielder, was a Scout.

Colorado Rapids

Stadium: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo.

Nearest CouncilDenver Area

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: April 21, Oct. 27 (contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: Emily Kilcoyne, 303-727-3540

Scout Player: Wells Thompson, midfielder, was a Scout.

Columbus Crew

Stadium: Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Nearest Council: Simon Kenton

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Night: Aug. 11 (contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: Becca Voss, 614-447-4152

Scout Players: None listed.

D.C. United

Stadium: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Nearest Council: National Capital Area

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: April 28, May 26, Oct. 20 (all dates tentative; contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: Chris Jennings, 202-587-5459

Scout Players: None listed.

FC Dallas

Stadium: FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, Tex.

Nearest Council: Circle Ten

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: April 14, Sept. 15 (click here for details)

Ticket Sales: Tessa Recendes, 469-365-0046

Scout Players: John Ellinger, assistant coach, was a Life Scout; Kevin Hartman, goalkeeper, was a Life Scout; Andrew Wiedeman, forward, was a Cub Scout.

Houston Dynamo

Stadium: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Tex.

Nearest Council: Sam Houston Area

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: None scheduled, but keep checking with your local council.

Ticket Sales: Reyna Gonzalez, 713-276-7521

Scout Players: None listed.

LA Galaxy

Stadium: Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.

Nearest Council: Los Angeles Area

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Night: June 23 (click here and scroll down for details)

Ticket Sales: Rachel Valadez, 310-630-2154

Scout Players: Andrew Boyens, defender; Adam Cristman, forward; Justin Davies, defender; Bill Gaudette, goalkeeper; and Jack McBean, forward, were all Scouts.

New England Revolution

Stadium: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

Nearest Councils: Old Colony, Boston Minuteman

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: June 2, Aug. 12, Oct. 20 (contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: Rachel Hansen, 508-384-9266

Scout Players: Midfielder Zak Boggs is an Eagle Scout. Midfielder Stephen McCarthy was a Cub Scout.

NY Red Bulls

Stadium: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.

Nearest Council: Northern New Jersey

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Night: April 28 (click here for details)

Ticket Sales: Sean Foster, 973-268-8438

Scout Players: None listed.

Philadelphia Union

Stadium: PPL Park, Chester, Pa.

Nearest Council: Cradle Of Liberty

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: March 31, April 14, June 23, July 8, July 14, July 29, Aug. 12 (Popcorn Game), Aug. 29 (Popcorn Game) (contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: Anthony Cardillo, 610-497-8934

Scout Players: None listed.

Portland Timbers

Stadium: JELD-WEN Field, Portland, Ore.

Nearest Council: Cascade Pacific

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: None scheduled, but keep checking with your local council.

Ticket Sales: Pat Rice, 503-553-5442

Scout Players: None listed.

Real Salt Lake

Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah

Nearest Council: Great Salt Lake

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Night: July 27 (tentative; contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: Michael Schetzel, 801-727-2703

Scout Players: None listed.

San Jose Earthquakes

Stadium: Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

Nearest Council: Santa Clara County

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Night: July 14 (contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: David Zeilstra, 408-556-7703

Scout Players: Forward Alan Gordon was “almost an Eagle Scout”; defender Jason Hernandez and midfielder Brad Ring were both Cub Scouts.

Seattle Sounders

Stadium: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.

Nearest Council: Chief Seattle

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Nights: May 5, Sept. 8 (tentative; contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: Tyler Conn, 425-203-8308

Scout Players: None listed.

Sporting Kansas City

Stadium: Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan.

Nearest Council: Heart of America

Schedule: Click here.

Scout Night: Sept. 14 (tentative; contact your council for details)

Ticket Sales: James Krajsa, 913-951-3537; Jake Reid, 816-294-6607

Scout Players: Seth Sinovic, a defender/midfielder, is an Eagle Scout.

Canadian Teams

No offense to our northern neighbors, but I’ve only listed the American teams here. For more info on the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, or the Vancouver Whitecaps, visit MLSSoccer.com.

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