HOUSTON - Plenty of stars will be in Houston for this Saturday’s Kick In For Houston celebrity soccer match
The most recent additions include Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and six-time NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, each of whom confirmed their attendance this week.
Former Houston Dynamo star Brian Ching tells KHOU 11’s Sports Extra organizers are making sure Bregman won’t be injured participating.
The celebrity roster, which will feature the American and global soccer community, along with stars from throughout the sports and entertainment worlds, is uniting for the first time ever to help people in the Greater Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The match will be hosted by Houston Dynamo Legend and soccer analyst Stuart Holden and Dynamo Charities, the charitable arm of Holden’s hometown club. Holden will captain one of the teams in the celebrity match. All net proceeds will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
The complete list of players and celebrities confirmed to participate in the event, according to the Houston Dynamo, includes (in alphabetical order):
- Houston Astros Third Baseman Alex Bregman
- Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching
- Seven-time Cy Young Award Winner Roger Clemens
- Philadelphia Union forward Charlie Davies
- Seattle Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey
- Houston Dynamo legend Dwayne De Rosario
- U.S. Men’s National Team Legend Landon Donovan
- International soccer legend Michael Essien
- FOX Sports soccer analyst Fernando Fiore
- U.S. Women’s National Team legend Mia Hamm
- Houston Dynamo legend Stuart Holden
- Former U.S. Men’s National team forward Eddie Johnson
- NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly
- FOX Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas
- NBC Sports soccer analyst Kyle Martino
- U.S Men’s National Team legend Brian McBride
- Five-time Olympic skier and Gold Medalist Bode Miller
- Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash
- Six-time NFL Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco
- YouTube sensation Jake Paul
- YouTube sensation Kade Speiser
- FOX Sports soccer play-by-play broadcaster John Strong
- San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski
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