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December 12, 2012
Cooper on U.S. Soccer Foundation's advisory council

Kenny Cooper has joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Players' Advisory Council.
Kenny Cooper has joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Players' Advisory Council.
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Red Bulls striker Kenny Cooper and LA Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant have been added to the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Players' Advisory Council, it was announced on Wednesday.

The PAC is comprised of current and former professional players and coaches who are dedicated to the Foundation’s mission of working in urban communities throughout the country and creating social change through the transformative power of soccer. The members assists in educating the public about the value of soccer through channels such as public speaking and social media outreach.

“I am really happy and excited to be joining the Players' Advisory Council,” Cooper said in a statement. “I look forward to supporting the many cities and thousands of children the Foundation serves.”

Dunivant, a former Red Bull, also looked forward working with PAC.

“I've always admired the work of the U.S. Soccer Foundation and am very excited about the opportunity to join their team,” he said . “Soccer has given me so much and I am always anxious to give back to the community and show how soccer can be a pathway to greater things in life.”

Foundation president and CEO Ed Foster-Simeon explained what the advisory council does.

“We are proud of all players that step forward to give back to their communities,” he said in a statement. “The foundation’s mission to create social change through soccer is accomplished by working with influential leaders in the communities we serve. The positive mentoring and inspiration that professional players deliver is extremely valuable to the success of our mission and our programs. We are pleased to have Kenny and Todd as part of the PAC.”

Other players and former player in PAC include Landon Donovan, Angela Hucles, Devon McTavish, Ben Olsen, Logan Pause and Cat Whitehill.

The foundation is the major charitable arm of U.S. Soccer.
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