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Sons Of Ben To Play Philadelphia Union Staff In Inaugural 'River Cup'

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The Sons of Ben and Philadelphia Union jointly announced today that the Union's staff and members of the Sons of Ben will play against one another in the inaugural 'River Cup,' on July 15 at 6:30 pm.

Tickets will sell for $10, with all of the proceeds from the ticket sales going to benefit Chester City United. CCU, a Union community partner, is a youth soccer program in Chester that engages inner-city kids in organized soccer. According to the Union's story on their website, tickets will not be sold in advance at all, but will be available at PPL Park prior to the game.

Matt Ansbro, Sons of Ben Vice President, had this to say about the new charity cup: "After all those matches testing our vocal cords at PPL Park, it's now our turn to be out on the pitch, show our skills in front of the crowd, and prove to the Union we can pull out the win. What is more exciting, though, is that this game will give us another chance to give back to the Chester community, a tradition we've followed since the beginning and are thrilled to continue with this event."

The two sides will participate in two 30 minute halves that will go into penalty kicks if at the end of 60 minutes the game ends in a draw.