A portion of the proceeds of each ticket sold for the Cosmos’ home game against Jacksonville Armada FC Saturday will be donated to pair of organizations that battles autism and developmental disabilities — Autism Speaks and Life’s WORC.

Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization, is dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They research the condition and treatments but also work towards increasing understandings and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder.

Life’s WORC is a local organization offering services and support for people with developmental disabilities and autism. Their goal is to enable the person to achieve their personal best, no matter what their abilities or challenges.

Remember to write AUTISM as the promo code for tickets. For more information visit:


The Cosmos and Jacksonville will play at MCU Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. Saturday at 7 p.m.


Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.