PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: Stuart Holden, Landon Donovan (C) and Steve Cherundolo (R) of US national football team sprint during training session at Eersterust Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Eersterust east of Pretoria, South Africa. US will play their next World Cup Group C match against Algeria at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday June, 23, 2010. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Stuart Holden confirmed, through Twitter, today that he will attend the Philadelphia Union's June 22 game against Sporting Kansas City after persuasion from Union fans. He tweeted the following to @Jersha (who you may recognize from Sons of Ben and 'Stache Bash related posts on the Brotherly Game):
As detailed here on the Brotherly Game yesterday, the 25-year-old opened up the possibility when he tweeted he was in Wilmington, Delaware for rehab on his injured knee and wanted to make a trip to Philadelphia. Union fans then took it upon themselves to attempt to get Holden to a Union game during his stay in the area. The Sons of Ben were at the forefront of this Twitter-based movement, starting the hash tag #MakeStuAnSoB.
The current Bolton Wanderers midfielder is in Wilmington until June 27 as he tries to come back from an ACL injury caused by Manchester United center defender Jonny Evans.