8-year-old boy with cancer plays against the Portland Timbers in front of 3,000 fans and wins
By Brooks Peck | Dirty Tackle – Wed, May 1, 2013 6:24 PM EDT
The Portland Timbers played against a team of eight-year-olds on Wednesday and lost 10-9. The match, played in one end of the Timbers' JELD-WEN Field, was organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation on behalf of Atticus Lane-Dupre, who scored four goals in the match, including the winner. Atticus learned he had cancer last fall when he started to feel pain while playing the game he loves.
Atticus' team, the Green Machine, played against Timbers players like Darlington Nagbe, Will Johnson, Jack Jewsbury and Mikael Silvestre. Atticus had his own locker in the Timbers' dressing room and to make the day even more special, 3,000 Timbers fans showed up to cheer him on and create the fantastic atmosphere that Timbers matches are known for. Songs were sung, flags were waved and green smoke rose from the stands. Here's a view from the seats...
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