David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Friday, November 14, 2008

TONIGHT: Benefit match at Starfire with Sounders players

Tonight at 7:30 PM at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila the All Nations Cup is hosting a benefit match between 2008 ANC winners Bosnia and a team featuring former Sounders players and local guests.

Scheduled to attend and play for the 'Sounders' are Leighton O'Brien, Viet Nguyen, Colin Rigby, Kevin Sakuda, Justin Abel, Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar, Youssouf Kante, John Fishbaugher, Adam West, and Andrew Gregor, among others.

Read more in this GOALSeattle forums thread.

Parking is free tonight at Starfire. Tickets are $10 (Children under 12 are free) and the money raised goes to the ANC School of Soccer, an organization that helps immigrant kids pay for the soccer equipment to play the world's game right here in Seattle. The school uses soccer as a way to integrate kids into American society:

We have a program running in South Everett; one with the Muckleshoot Tribe, being extended to several tribes soon; one starting in Tukwila; a program starting for incarcerated youth and we’re starting one for African-American children.

Through soccer these children get integrated into American society as contributors. We work on making them proud of who they are and of their culturally rich background. They learn respect for others and their differences.

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