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.
The US Open is traditionally the fourth and final Grand Slam tennis event of the year and one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world. The US Open is owned and operated by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the national governing body for tennis in the United States. The U.S. Open developed from one of the oldest tennis championships in the world: the U.S. National Championship, which was established in 1881. In 1978, the US Open moved to its permanent home in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York to what is now the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and now books, as a New York Times bestselling author.
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.
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.
Naomi is one of the best female tennis players in the world and an international star. She owns seven career championship titles and is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion. Naomi is the first Asian player to hold the #1 ranking and the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam tournament. In 2020, Sports Illustrated named her one of the “Sportspersons of the Year” and was also included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in both 2019 and 2020. On the court, Osaka has an aggressive playing style with a powerful serve.
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.
Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Dustin Johnson is one of the best golfers in the world and currently holds the 5th longest run at #1 with 64 consecutive weeks. After turning pro in 2007, Dustin claimed his first Tour victory in 2008 and his first major in 2016. Johnson has grown into a household name ever since and has collected numerous tour victories, with arguably his best year coming in 2017 with 4 wins. He also won the 2020 Masters Tournament by a record 20-under-par.
Megan is one of the most decorated American soccer players of all time; throughout her career she has won numerous medals for international competitions. Not only is Rapinoe highly respected on the pitch, but she has also used her platform to impact the lives of fans around the world.
Drafted #1 and #9 overall in football and baseball respectively, Kyler became the first athlete to be drafted in the first round in both sports. He quickly became one of the most electrifying quarterbacks in the league on his way to being named Offensive Rookie of the Year. Before being drafted, Kyler’s outstanding college career included numerous prestigious awards for his football performance.
In college, Ja Morant became the first Division I player to average 20 points and 10 assists per game ever. He has carried that high level of play to the professional ranks in Memphis where he is frequently compared to other great point guards and is considered the top rookie in his class.
Christian McCaffrey is one of the brightest young stars in pro football. After a highly productive collegiate campaign McCaffrey was chosen by Carolina in the 2017 draft. Known for his multipurpose running back ability, McCaffrey holds numerous franchise records and is one of the three players ever to record 1,000 rushing and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, doing so in 2019.
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.
Sabrina Ionescu is a women’s basketball rising star who most recently played college in Oregon. She is the collegiate all-time leader in career triple-doubles, conference all-time leader in assists and the only Division I player to record, 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds in a career. Sabrina was one of the selected speakers to memorialize Kobe Bryant, as he acted as her mentor and she did to Gigi.
Trae Young solidified himself as one of the nation’s best college basketball players in 2018 and has carried that promise into the league as the starting point guard for Atlanta. Known for his vision as a passer and ability to shoot the lights out, Young made his first All-Star team in 2019.
After leading his team to a championship in 2011, Kemba Walker has grown into one of the more consistent and top guards in the league. A 4x All-Star, Kemba spent the first 8 seasons of his career with Charlotte before being traded to Boston in 2019.
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. In 2021, Baker led his team to their first playoff win in over 25 years. Before being drafted, Baker had a successful college career, in his final year, in 2017 Baker obtained various prestigious accolades.
Diana is one of the best women’s basketball players in the history of the game. Taurasi’s decorated career includes multiple championships, awards and medals at all levels of the game. In 2017, she became the all-time leading scorer for the US women’s professional basketball league.
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.
Ronald Acuna, Jr. made his professional debut in 2018. In 2019, Acuna made his first All-Star appearance and signed an 8-year, $100M contract becoming the youngest player in baseball to sign a contract worth at least $100M.
Rizzo began his big-league career in 2011 and has developed into an outstanding first baseman after excelling in the minor leagues as a prospect. He is considered one of the biggest stars in baseball.
Bobby has been a tackling machine since he entered the league in 2012. He led his team in tackling nearly every season, anchored iconic defenses, and continues to rack up yearly awards. Bobby is one of the most versatile middle linebackers in the game with a championship pedigree.
Born and raised in Michigan, Dylan Larkin is entering his 6th year as a pro for his local home state team. Drafted 15th overall in the 2014 Draft, Dylan was named Freshman of the Year in his only season in college before turning pro and becoming the 1st teenager to play in his team’s opening night game since 1990. Elected to the All-Star Game in 2016, Larkin left a mark on the annual showcase by winning that year’s Fastest-Skater Competition.
Jack Flaherty is one of the top young pitchers in baseball today. A first-round draft pick in 2014, he received Rookie of the Year consideration in 2018 and pieced together one of the best second halves in the history of the game the following year. In 2020, the Los Angeles native became the sixth pitcher in history to start two winner-take-all postseason games before his 25th birthday.