Major League Soccer (MLS) announced today Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver has been nominated for the Audi Goals Drive Progress Impact Award presented by MLS WORKS for a third consecutive season.
Throughout his career and during his time with Austin FC, Stuver has consistently and continually advocated for marginalized people and to provide resources for underserved members of Central Texas communities. Stuver is a board of trustees member for Equality Texas Foundation, the largest LGBTQIA+ advocacy nonprofit in Texas, and an ambassador for Athlete Ally, an organization that works to encourage athletes to be outspoken for LGBTQIA+ equality.
Stuver also is actively involved with Current Initiatives’ The Laundry Project, an initiative which holds events to provide free laundry services and materials to low-income families, leading projects that have served thousands of families. He has also organized multiple supply drives in partnership with Austin FC supporters groups and local businesses to collect donations.
His work has seen him recognized with back-to-back ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award nominations, the first and only MLS player to be nominated for the award. Stuver was a finalist for the MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year award in each of the last two seasons, and was named 4ATX Foundation Legend of the Year in both 2021 and 2022.
The award winner will be determined following a vote by journalists, club technical staffs, and MLS players, with each group accounting for 33.3% of the total vote. Voting will open on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and conclude on Monday, Oct. 23, following the close of the MLS regular season.
Click HERE for more information about the nomination and voting process for the 2023 Year-End Awards.