Faith and Family Night on Aug. 14

The MetroStars -- along with New Jersey's largest Christian radio station, Star 99.1 FM -- will be hosting their first ever "Faith & Family Night" on Sunday, August 14 prior to the 6 p.m. match versus Columbus Crew.

"These days it's important to recognize the American family and the faith that holds it together," said MetroStars President and General Manager Alexi Lalas. "This is an opportunity to celebrate that faith with family and friends while enjoying a wonderful night out at Giants Stadium."

The pregame Faith and Family festival will take place outside Gate A of Giants Stadium and will begin at 3 p.m. with a pregame concert. At the concert, there will be special performances by Christian bands such as Pure, Just Passin' Thru, Jennifer Garcia, and Runaway. Also performing will be the Bobby Lewis Ensemble who will sing the national anthem before kickoff of the MetroStars game.

Following the match, the Faith and Family events will continue with inspirational messages from MetroStars players- including defender Tim Regan- and an on-field musical performance.

"I am looking forward to participating in the Faith and Family festivities," said MetroStars defender Tim Regan, who has appeared in 14 games this season. "It should be a great night for everyone to come out, have fun and enjoy an exciting MetroStars match in a family-oriented atmosphere."

The tilt between the MetroStars and the Crew will be the fourth and final meeting of the season between the two Eastern Conference rivals. The Metros lead the season series, 2-1.

For more information on the event, please contact Ben Parry of the MetroStars at 201-583-7013 or Mike Mondello at 201-583-7043.

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