Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer celebrated Futbol Friday 2017 on Friday, October 6. Futbol Friday is our annual event where we ask friends, family and the greater soccer community to wear their favorite soccer jerseys and donate money to Red Card Cancer, a soccer-based cancer charity.
As part of Futbol Friday, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer hosted a U.S. Men's National Team Watch Party with the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals and attended the Temple University-Southern Methodist University men's soccer match. Several hundred dollars were raised through the two events alone.
The Owls were kind enough to wear "A Cure Is Our Goal" Red Card Cancer t-shirts for parts of warm-ups and pregame ceremonies.
Temple University Men's Soccer sports "A Cure Is Our Goal" Red Card Cancer t-shirts for player introductions and the national anthem (Photo credit: Jay Neemeyer).
Special distinction should also go to Vereinigung Erzebirge (VE) and Exeter Youth Soccer. VE, for the second year in a row, encouraged all of its members to wear jerseys for Futbol Friday. The club posted a wide-ranging photo gallery on its facebook page. Exeter Youth Soccer did the same with many of its youth players getting involved. The smiles tell the story, and the support is much appreciated.
As Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer prepares to cut a check to Red Card Cancer, the state association would like to thank the following people and organizations for participating in Futbol Friday:
Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals
Deep Run Classic Blue U15 Boys
Kennett High School Boys Soccer
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Boys & Girls Soccer
Chestnut Hill College Men's & Women's Soccer
Archbishop Carroll High School Girls Soccer
Souderton Area High School Girls Soccer
Central Bucks South High School Boys Soccer
Duluth Marshall (MN) Boys & Girls Soccer
Duluth East (MN) Boys Soccer
Peter Dicce & NYU Abu Dhabi Soccer
Philadelphia Union Manager Jim Curtin
Ursinus College Men's Soccer
Gwynedd Mercy University Women's Soccer
Bryn Athyn College Soccer
Jonathan Tannenwald, Philadelphia Inquirer
Matthew De George, Delaware County Daily Times
Arthur Auchenbach, President & GM, Reading United AC
Modell's Sporting Goods
Drew & Alex Fedor of FC Continental
Upper Dublin Soccer Club & The Jack Walsh Memorial Tournament
Western Lehigh United Soccer Club
New Jersey Youth Soccer
And everyone else who took a picture, made a donation or simply helped spread the word!
Check out our photo gallery from the day by clicking the picture below: