All-Star - 2019 - Special Olympics - photo gallery 9

On July 31st, MLS and ESPN hosted the 6th Annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Match as part of MLS All-Star Week in Orlando, FL. The Unified Sports East and West All-Star soccer teams played an 11 v. 11 match, comprised of individuals with intellectual disabilities (Special Olympics athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified partners). After a hard-fought match that was aired on ESPN3, the Eastern Conference emerged victorious, defeating the Western Conference 2-1. MLS Greats Cobi Jones and Oguchi Onyewu served as celebrity coaches for the match. The Unified teams were also recognized on-field during pre-game of the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.

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Procession ahead of the 6th Annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match presented by MLS WORKS and ESPN

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Celebrity Coaches, Cobi Jones and Oguchi Onyewu, shake hands before the match

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After an action packed first half, the score remains 0-0

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Eastern Conference All-Star celebrates Jack Goulrey's goal

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Eastern Conference Goalkeeper, Emily Panousis, makes a save

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Eastern Conference All-Star, Derrick Abrego, takes a shot on goal

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Western Conference All-Stars have some fun documenting their experience 

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Western Conference All-Star, Julio Abad, takes on Eastern Conference All-Star, Derrick Abrego


Eastern Conference All-Stars defeat Western Conference All-Star 2-1

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Celebrity Coach, Oguchi Onyewu, shakes hands with Western Conference All-Stars after the match

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