August 1, 2020

With the conclusion of the NWSL Challenge Cup, ACTS once again would like to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous lands in Utah on which the tournament took place. 

While our teams stayed within a “bubble” this past month, the tournament itself still had an impact on the community in the Salt Lake City area. As such, our final Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL) highlight is of their annual community blessing. 

From UICSL...

July 17, 2020

As a continuation of the NWSL’s Pride festivities, we’d like to highlight the work done by the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL) in their commitment towards celebration and inclusiveness of the indigenous Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ community.

The Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (BAAITS) describe the meaning of Two Spirits as follows:

“In many of our cultures, some individuals possessed and manifested a balance of both...

July 11, 2020

To date, the ACTS NWSL Challenge Cup Fundraiser has raised over $7000 in committed pledges for the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL). One of the many UICSL programs that will benefit from those donations is their Girls on the Run initiative.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a nationwide program that aims to empower girls to recognize their self-worth and potential through lessons, discussions, activities, and of course running...

July 9, 2020

The Independent Supporters Council and its member organizations stand firmly behind the players in this month’s tournament. While we all eagerly await the day that we can return to our home fields, we’re willing to wait as long as it takes for that return to play to be safely carried out. We have and will continue to support any players or teams that do not feel as though they can safely participate in the MLS is Back tourname...

June 26, 2020

DOSB (German Olypmic Sports Confederation) and DFB (German Football Association) support #SportPride2020

Social media campaign for Global Pride on 27/06/2020

This Saturday, June 27, 2020, the social media campaign #SportPride2020 (all information on http://sportpride.net/) will be launched on the occasion of Global Pride. It is supported by over XX associations, clubs and individuals. Everyone is invited to participate in the ca...

June 25, 2020

We are incredibly excited to announce a joint initiative by NWSL Supporter Groups to benefit the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake. 

A coalition of NWSL supporters groups have joined together and started a new initiative called ACTS: Activating Communities Through Support, focused on collective projects supporting NWSL communities. The first ACTS project will take place during the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup.

“Service to our local co...

June 20, 2020

ISC and Pride
While most of our beloved teams won't be able to host a Pride Night celebration of their own this season, we didn't want to let the Pride spirit pass us by entirely. To that end, we've got two programs we want to make you aware of.

Pride Interview Series

To help us celebrate Pride this year, we enlisted some friends to tell us about their experiences. What does it mean to be LGBTQIA+ in the soccer environment? To a...

May 22, 2020

The following was written by ISC representatives David Carl (The Curse NM), Andrew Schmidt (The Flock), and Nathan Napier (83 United). The Independent Supporters Council stands with the USLPA in their asks of USL in addition to calling on the owners of the League to implement a safe return to play. 

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Players are people first. From Portland to Miami, USL players have spent their entire lives preparing to play in this leagu...

April 18, 2020

Due to stay-at-home restrictions due to COVID-19, the soccer community has taken to various online challenges to pass the time. This video showcases the Independent Supporters Council's Bailey Brown (president), Nicole Hack (communications), and Sam Solberg (membership) presenting their first, newest, favorite, and traded scarves.

Share yours with us!

March 12, 2020

Supporters and Fans,

Today, we learned that Major League Soccer and United Soccer League Championship have both suspended play for 30 days in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. While the Independent Supporters Council believes this is the right decision, we are still saddened by the news: we know that there were many factors under consideration in this decision, and we understand that nobody wants to take this drastic of a s...

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