MLS: Houston Dynamo President Organizes ‘Soccer Night in Newtown’

Once the initial shock of the tragic events two weeks ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut wore off, many Americans began wondering what they could do to help.

Chris Canetti, President of MLS’ Houston Dynamo, is doing his part by organizing an event called “Soccer Night in Newtown."

Canetti, who is a 1992 graduate of nearby Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut and whose hometown is Guilford, Connecticut, hopes the January 7 event will serve two purposes.

First, according to an interview he gave to Fox 26 in Houston, Canetti wants the event to provide a night of fun and diversion for the people of Newtown.

It'll be fan-festival type of event, taking photos, signing autographs. The idea is to give kids a chance to come out, have some fun, have some memories and take a diversion from the difficult realities that they're facing right now.

The second purpose, according to the Fox...

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