Soccer Saturday: MLS and Chivas USA supports Goals for St. Jude Week & more

i-1d9cbdc67a6389c54c9ca2ee6e610808-smalljudesgrp.jpgChicago Fire midfielder Logan Pause, New York Red Bull midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy, former Chivas USA defender Jason Hernandez and current Chivas USA utility man Michael Lahoud with St. Jude patient Sidney.

Chivas USA will mark Goals for St. Jude Week tonight at its home game against Toronto at Home Depot Center.

Chivas USA, struggling for wins and a playoff spot, face a Canadian team that could be eliminated from the playoff hunt themselves tonight.

Toronto has never secured so much as a point against Chivas USA.

Here’s today’s public service announcement via the hospital:

St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world.

St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization.

And if that isn’t reason enough to support this institution, I don’t know what is.

Here’s more on Goals for St. Jude night:

Chivas USA asks fans to help kick cancer and support St. Jude. During the night, a video about Goals for St. Jude will air in the arena and St, Jude patients from the LA area will have a meet and greet with Goals for St. Jude ambassador Michael Lahoud and other Chivas USA players.

To learn more and to donate, click here.

In other soccer news this morning:

*A David Beckham-less Galaxy face the Crew in Columbus this afternoon.

*Fontana’s Maurice Edu had a good day today for Glasgow Rangers.

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