Major League Soccer Kicking for Cancer

The Philadelphia Union have announced their training schedule for the week of September 10-14. The club will train at home before facing the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) on Saturday, September 14. LAFC has a pretty stellar record (19 wins, 6 draws, 4 losses) and the matchup is sure to be intense. Our Union tally isn’t far off, with 15 wins, 6 draws, and 8 losses. 

Kick Childhood Cancer

Throughout September, the Union and MLS are raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research and treatment. It all begins with a special pregame fashion parade around the field that will feature kids from Kisses for Kyle in collaboration with Mascots for a Cure. Additionally, the Union partnered with Kisses for Kyle and Adidas to work with 43 childhood cancer patients in the Greater Philadelphia area to design gear for participating athletes. The custom cleats will be unveiled to the children, as well as participating Union players and head coach Jim Curtin, at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11 at Talen Energy Stadium.

We’re excited to see the cleats and we love this entire concept! The team began participating in this project a few years ago and has continued to work with pediatric cancer patients or survivors each year to design new shoes and bring awareness to the cause. Other sports teams participate in “My Cause, My Cleats” programs across the country in an effort to Kick Childhood Cancer.

This is our house

The Philadelphia Union resume regular season play against Western Conference leader LAFC on Saturday evening at Talen Energy Stadium with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff vs. LAFC. According to the red-hot Kacper Przybylko, the Union are ready. “LAFC, I wish you a lot of luck,” Przybylko said last week after beating Atlanta. “This is our house. This is our stadium. We’re waiting for you guys.”

If you’re under 14

After the game kids under the age of 14 can run out onto the field and practice their kicks. Parents, pre-register and complete the waiver to guarantee their spot.