The New England Revolution will honor the New England Amputee Soccer Team as "Heroes of the Match" for the team's match against Columbus SC on Sunday (6 pm ET, ESPN2), as part of the league's Soccer for All week.
The club is honoring eight members of the team: founders Nico Calabria and Rafael Perdigao, Brian Bardell, Christopher Barnett, David Bonfiglio, Vinny Fischer, Musabwa, and Emily Sunderland. The team was founded in 2019 and competes in the American Amputee Soccer Association. Calabria is the captain of the United States men's amputee team, and Perdigao is also the founder of the first amputee soccer team in his native Brazil.
In addition to honoring the team at halftime, the Revolution have made a long-term commitment to the New England Amputee Soccer Team. The club will donate state-of-the-art crutches to the players, provide them with custom kits and cleats, and will invite them back to future Revolution matches.
Soccer for All week is an MLS initiative designed to promote inclusivity in the sport.