Ahead of Wednesday night’s “Heroes and All Stars” FIFA20 simulated match, Philadelphia Union is proud to announce the roster of local frontline heroes that will suit up for the club. The event is part of the Union’s “FIGHT FOR PHILLY” platform that will provide thousands of pieces of Personal Protective Equipment and meals to local workers on the front lines of the covid-19 pandemic while highlighting members of the Philadelphia community selflessly working to help others in a difficult time.
The roster features customized likenesses of 18 front-line workers who are protecting the Philadelphia region with work stretching from medical personnel to law enforcement. Each member of the roster was nominated to appear by someone local who felt they were going above and beyond on behalf of the Philly community. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on Union’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and on PhiladelphiaUnion.com.
Philadelphia Union Heroes Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Todd Harris (Physical Therapist); Christopher Schad (Paramedic)
DEFENDERS: Amy Burhannah (Cardiologist); Patricia LaPorta (Critical Care Nurse and Educator); Marilou Rulloda (Intensive Care Nurse); Jenna Schultz (Nurse); Amanda Salata (Critical Care Nurse)
MIDFIELDERS: Tom Beal (Intensive Care Nurse); Ryan Elles (Registered Nurse); Heidi Huizenga (Nurse); Kevin Manning (Law Enforcement); Sarah Orfanes (Pulmonologist); Kevin Overbeck (Doctor of Geriatrics); Kathleen Peng (Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse); Karla Schuler (Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse)
FORWARDS: Peter Edde (Family Physician); Jason Ellis (EMT First Responder); Ali Sweeterman (Physical Therapist)