NEW YORK (July 15, 2015) – On Tuesday, July 28, the second annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match, presented by MLS WORKS, will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Held just prior to the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, the contest will kick off on the game field at 5 p.m. MT.
Tickets are available now by clicking here and include entrance to both the Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match and the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game. Gates open to the public at 4 p.m. MT.
MLS on-air talent Brian Dunseth will join the festivities as a sideline reporter, providing color commentary and interviews with players and coaches throughout the match. Colorado Rapids players will also be on-hand as celebrity coaches, while LA Galaxy and U.S. national team legend Landon Donovan will present the Special Olympic athletes and the Unified Partners with medals following the game.
The match will showcase the Unified Sports exchange program that is the cornerstone of the ongoing partnership between MLS and Special Olympics North America. Through the Unified Sports soccer exchange program, Unified soccer teams from MLS cities travel to other MLS markets to receive training from MLS players and coaches, as well as compete in exhibition matches with their Special Olympics counterparts in that MLS market. Unified matches are scheduled in conjunction with MLS club matches, providing MLS fans with an opportunity to witness first-hand, the talents and abilities of Special Olympics soccer players.
Player roster and bios can be found by CLICKING HERE.
The participants and coaches will also participate in a pregame recognition during the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (9 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, UniMás, TSN and RDS).