Union unveil Military Appreciation events around August 11 match

In August, Philadelphia Union will celebrate the American military in the week leading up to a showdown with the Houston Dynamo.

First, the military branches go head to head in short-sided soccer matches on the Battleship New Jersey on August 6! Every branch will be represented as current and former military members try to take home the top spot in an extremely unique setting for soccer. The winners will be honored and recognized at the match against the Dynamo as they enjoy a premium experience (including club passes and free limited edition swag!).

On August 11, the Union will welcome and celebrate all military members during their 6:00 p.m. ET matchup with Dynamo. Operation Yellow Ribbon will run a military care package collection drive on the Toyota Plaza. Fans can bring items on the list below and include a hand-written letter to go with the items when they are shipped to military members overseas.

Members of the military branches will also be on Toyota Plaza conducting activities for fans to participate in prior to the match. Players will wear limited edition military-inspired warm-up tops from Adidas, and the Union Shop will sell a small quantity of these tops along with military-themed scarves and hats.

Before the match, the West Point Parachute Team will deliver the ball to the pitch for the first kick.

Make sure you're there for all the action throughout the first week of August!

Click here for ticket information for the special night.

Items Requested and Appreciated:
• Tasty Kakes
• Protein/Energy Bars
• Protein Powder
• 5 Hour Energy Drink Products
• Mio Liquid Water Enhancer
• Rice Crispy treats
• Bagged tuna and chicken (tear-open pouches)
• Chewing gum/candy suckers etc.
• Dry roasted peanuts/mixed nuts
• Potato chips in cylinder or can
• Trail Mix
• Dried fruit
• Beef Jerky
• Baby powder
• Baby wipes
• Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
• Visine or Saline eye drops
• Chapstick 

• Crystal Light Drink Mix Individual Packets
• Powdered drink mix (Gatorade etc)
• Puffs/Kleenex 
• Hand sanitizer
• Sudoku/Puzzle/crossword books 
• Foot powder 
• Sunscreen 
• Skittles
• Swedish Fish
• Twizzlers
• Breakfast Bars 
• Slim Jim's 
• Ground Coffee 
• Tea
• Pumpkin Seeds 
• Sunflower Seeds
• Deodorant

Specialty Items for Women:

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Moisturizing Bath Soap
  • Ladies Deodorant
  • Body Lotion
  • Emery Boards
  • Small Hand Mirrors
  • Shower Sponges/Loofahs
  • Body Wash
  • Q-Tips
  • Ladies hygiene products

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