MLS Soccer Night in Newtown publisher Ben Berger told me about an outstanding event that Major League Soccer is hosting in Newtown, Connecticut tonight. 

“Soccer Night in Newtown” will include 11 Major League Soccer franchises, Landon Donovan, Brian Ching, Mia Hamm, Cobi Jones and the Quinnipiac University Soccer Team.

mls1“The event, first started by Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti, a native of Guilford, Conn., is scheduled for Monday and is open only to Newtown residents and members of the town’s youth soccer association, according to the MLS website. Children and families of Newtown will have a chance to meet the professional and national players in attendance, and play alongside them in a variety of soccer activities.”  For more on the event itself, click here.

Click here to read an interview with Chris Canetti by’s Tom Dart.  I join Ben in commending Chris Canetti, MLS and all of the people and organizations involved in bringing this event to Newtown.


  1. […] Major League Soccer’s Soccer Night in Newtown was an outstanding example of how sports can bring some temporary relief from the tragedies that occurred last month in Newtown, Connecticut. […]

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