This week, all of MLS has been contributing to the third annual Greener Goals Week of Service. On Wednesday, Philadelphia Union staff members took time out of their afternoon schedule to help clean up the area of Graffiti Pier in Philadelphia.
Union staff weren’t the only ones at the park contributing, they were joined by a special guest.
Philadelphia Union Homegrown left back and Drexel Hill, PA native Matt Real joined the cleanup party. Real walked all over the park helping out in every way possible whether it was picking up trash, or placing bottles in the proper bins.
For Real, helping the environment and the community in which he grew up in is something that hits home for him.
“I absolutely love helping in any way I can for our city,” Real said. “Everyone out here is looking good, we all feel good and we’re all here to help our environment, so overall it’s been a great afternoon.”
Real was also sporting Levi's jeans, a Levi’s waterless jacket and the newest Parley jersey during the cleanup that the Union will be wearing this Saturday when they take on FC Dallas. The jersey is made from technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic.
This is the second community cleanup Philadelphia Union has taken part of this season and as the year continues, be on the lookout for more initiatives by the Union in the area.