Lots to talk about from a busy business weekend, but we’ll start with a charitable effort spearheaded by OnlineSoccerAcademy.com. The site is running a “juggle-a-thon” as part of World Malaria Day. Per materials from the site, the OSA World Juggle-a-thon was created by tech start up OnlineSoccerAcademy.com, a team of husband and wife entrepreneurs, he a former pro soccer player, she with a background in advertising and non-profit work. With a limited budget, and a lot of hard work, this event has attracted the participation of 28 pro soccer players across the world including Jay DeMerit and Carli Lloyd of the US National Soccer teams along with youth soccer clubs, Major League Soccer Supporter’s Groups, players, fans and coaches who will all juggle to save lives on April 25. Click through the link above to see how you can participate in this event. Click here for a video about the event. They are requesting a minimum donation of $30 which gets you a shirt in return.
On Friday, the New England Revolution announced a partnership with United Healthcare that will see the insurer become the team’s first jersey sponsor. In addition to having their name on the Revs’ jersey, UNH will work with the team to provide a variety of community events related to health. Revs players will be actively involved in outreach efforts to promote some of the health initiatives that are part of the arrangement.
Finally, here is our quick look at attendance for the weekend that was. DC United’s Thursday night match against the Red Bulls brought more than 18k to RFK for a nationally televised match. The Rapids followed with more than 14k for their Friday Night match against Seattle on FSC. San Jose saw just over 10,400 for their home loss, while TFC had just over 20k for their draw. The Revs and their newest signing played in front of 11,400, while only 12,400 made the trip to Toyota Park on Saturday night. Vancouver reported 21k, while the Galaxy finished the weekend with 23,700.