Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday that Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse is a finalist for the MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year award. He is one of three finalists, with LAFC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye and Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow being the others.
Ebobisse has made significant contributions off the field. He is one the Executive Board for the Black Players for Change organization, a group dedicated to addressing racial inequality and raising awareness of social justice issues.
He also developed a plan to increases awareness of issues related to race, cultural identity, and social justice, working with both the Timbers and Thorns on the campaign: Educate, Elevate, Engage. That campaign helped benefit Kairos PDX, a local nonprofit focused on closing the education gap for historically underserved students.
Along with his contributions off the field, Ebobisse has experience a solid 2020 regular season. He is tied for the team lead in goals (eight) and has two assists across 18 appearances (11 starts). Including the MLS is Back Tournament, Ebobisse has nine goals and three assists in 22 games (15 starts) and was named to the Best XI for the tournament.