Founded in 1996 after the USA hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the MLS is the United States’ premier soccer federation. The MLS is home to over 20 clubs with national level broadcasts across North America. The MLS is committed to expanding the league to 30 clubs in the coming years in cities such as Nashville, Miami, Austin, Sacramento, and St. Louis.
Founded in 1993, UFC is the world’s premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization. UFC produces and hosts over 40 events around the world each year featuring MMA’s most elite athletes.
Hailing from Los Angeles, James Harden has established himself as one of the premier scorers at the professional level. Known for his uncanny dribbling skills and prolific scoring ability, Harden has consistently developed his game to be mentioned in the conversation with some of basketballs best players.
Carlos Vela is a Major League Soccer footballer who currently plays for the Los Angeles Football Club. With both domestic and international experience, the skilled forward has spent six years playing professionally in Spain before joining his current club, LAFC. Since arriving in the MLS, Vela has earned numerous awards, including 2019 MLS MVP, 2019 Golden Boot winner, MLS Best XI (18-19), and multiple MLS All-Star appearances. In addition to his club experience, he has also represented his national team in two World Cups, playing in over 70 matches. Carlos Vela has quite a bright future ahead of him as he continues to showcase his skills and leadership on the pitch.
A first round pick in 2009, Trout has stood out as one of the most versatile baseball players in the history of baseball. He broke out on the scene as a rookie and has shattered multiple franchise and league records.
Naomi is currently ranked #3 female tennis player in the world, Naomi is the first Asian player to hold the #1 ranking and the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam tournament. Naomi has won 3 titles overall and reached 5 finals on the Tour.
Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Dustin Johnson is currently the #5 ranked golfer in the world. After turning pro in 2007, Dustin claimed his first tournament victory in 2008 and his first major in 2016 at the U.S. Open (can we name tournaments?). Johnson has grown into a household name ever since and has collected a total of 19 tour victories, with his best year coming in 2017 with 4 wins.
American professional soccer midfielder/forward for her national soccer team. She’s won numerous gold medals across different international competitions. Rapinoe has a decorated career that spans her time with professional teams in the U.S. and international clubs in Australia and France.
Donovan Mitchell made his professional basketball debut in 2017 after being drafted 13th overall and has turned into one of the brightest young stars in basketball. The 22-year-old has developed into a fearless leader on the court while also establishing himself as the face of the Utah franchise in the community. The future is bright for this Greenwich, CT native.
Drafted 3rd overall in 2013, Skylar has been a standout basketball player throughout her time as a professional. Her successful career dates back to high school where she not only earned high academic honors but also multiple state championships in route to becoming a talented player at the collegiate ranks.
A North Carolina native, Blaney is a third-generation racer and son of former Cup series driver Dave Blaney. Blaney drives the No. 12 car for Team Penske and earned his first professional career win at the Pocono Raceway in 2017.
Drafted #1 overall in 2018, Baker Mayfield has already established himself as one of the premier young quarterbacks in football. In his first appearance, the 24-year-old Austin, TX native, led his team to their first win in 19 games, on September 20th, 2018, ending a 635-day winless streak. Before being drafted, Baker had a successful college career, in his final year, in 2017 Baker obtained various prestigious accolades.
The Chino, CA native is regarded as one of the best women to play basketball and was voted by fans as one of the top 15 professional women’s players of all time. Taurasi’s decorated career includes multiple championships, awards and medals at all levels of the game. She is also the current all-time leading scorer of her professional league with 7,494 points.
Born and raised in Compton, California, Richard’s football journey started in high school where he played wide receiver, cornerback and punt/kick returner. In the professional ranks, he made himself a household name with the defensive secondary unit known as the “Legion of Boom”. Throughout his time as a pro, he has been known for his physical skills and lock down ability.
From Ontario, California, Bobby Wagner was drafted in the 2nd round by Seattle in the 2012 draft. 2-star recruit coming out of high school. Known for his relentless hard work and consistency year in and year out, Bobby has earned his elite status and is consistently adding to his accolades each season.
Cam was selected in the first round of the draft by New Orleans in 2011. Since being drafted, Cam’s tenacious style of play established him to be a highly respected defensive end on the field. Off the field, Cam carries his purposeful style to impact the community and participates in weekly community events.
Hailing from Antioch, Tennessee, Mookie was drafted in 2011 and made his professional debut in 2014. In 2015, he became the third youngest player to hit a home run on Opening Day for his club. In 2016, he was named an All-Star for the first time in his career. Betts has established himself as a strong defensive and offensive weapon throughout his young career.