Kick Childhood Cancer warm-ups

Union to wear warm-ups with initials of pediatric cancer patients before match vs. Fire

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night is just one event that shows there are things bigger than soccer.

When the Union take on Chicago Fire Saturday night, both teams will wear special Kick Childhood Cancer warm-up tops. But the Union have added something extra to their warm-up shirts.

Each player will have the initials "DL" on the back of their shirts, in remembrance of Dominic Liples. Dominic was a Union fan who grow close to the team during his fight with brain cancer. He passed away in December, but still remains a member of the Union community, and the team honors him with the initials on the back of their warm-ups. 

John McCarthy, instead of having Dominic's initials on the back of his warm-up top, will have "CM" on the back of his top, for Cameron McCarthy. Cameron battled Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and successfully beat the disease. 

To learn more about the Union's efforts for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night, click here


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