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Kraft Pledges $1 Million for Hurricane Relief

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Amid the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas over the weekend, the Kraft family is offering to match all funds donated to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund up to $1 million.

In a statement released by the club on Monday, Revolution owner/operator Robert Kraft noted his team’s connections with former MLS Cup rival Houston Dynamo.

“Amid the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey over the weekend in Texas, the thoughts of our entire organization are with everyone impacted,” Kraft in a club release Monday. “Houston is a city the New England Revolution and our fans have shared many competitive moments with – most notably the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cups against the Houston Dynamo. We are eager to provide our support and hope by matching donations we will encourage more people to give to help ease the recovery of our displaced neighbors. And we wish all of our friends at the Houston Dynamo and their fans the best during this time of need.”

As a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Dynamo’s home match vs. Sporting Kansas City was postponed and rescheduled for Oct. 11. Current Revolution defender Je-Vaughn Watson played for the Dynamo from 2011-12.

New England last played in Houston for First Kick 2016. They will likely return there next season after hosting the Dynamo, who play in the Western Conference, earlier this year.

The Revolution, along with the New England Patriots, are currently working with the American Red Cross to create a site to accept these donations.

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