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July 31, 2014 | North America: Oregon

Unified Sports Featured for MLS All-star Week

By Amie Dugan

MLS WORKS, ESPN and Special Olympics will work together to use the power of sports to promote social inclusion and acceptance, by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports. 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 (made of players both with and without intellectual disabilities) will play a 7v7 match at 2 p.m. PT on the Providence Park game field in Portland, Oregon. The game will start immediately following the AT&T MLS All-Star open training session with free admission to the public. Toronto FC All-Star and World Cup star Michael Bradley, and Bayern Munich legend and club ambassador Paul Breitner will present athletes and partners with awards.

About Amie Dugan: Special Olympics communications.

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