On Tuesday, August 5th, MLS WORKS and ESPN will host a Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star soccer match between Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Germany, to coincide with the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Stars taking on German Bundesliga club, FC Bayern Munich.
The two Unified Sports soccer teams (comprised of players both with and without intellectual disabilities, wearing uniforms provided by adidas) will play a 7v7 small-sided match, consisting of two 20-minute halves, at 2 p.m. PT on the Providence Park game field. The game will start immediately following the AT&T MLS All-Star open training session with free admission to the public. Special Olympics athletes and unified partners will be available for interviews following the game.
Toronto FC All-Star and World Cup star Michael Bradley will be joined by Bayern Munich legend and club ambassador Paul Breitner to present the Special Olympic athletes and the Unified Partners with medals following the match.
The participants and coaches will also participate in a halftime recognition during the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Providence Park (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2, Univision, RDS, TSN). ESPN is the Global Presenting Sponsor and Official Media Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports.
WHAT: Special Olympics North America vs. Special Olympics Germany Unified Sports Soccer Match
WHEN: Tuesday, August 5
2:00 p.m. PT (immediately following the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Open Training Session)
WHERE: Providence Park game field
ADMISSION: Free, no ticket required