Giving Back: LFC Boston’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive

‘Tis the Season for Giving!

kids holding up toys

Nothing is better than seeing kids’ faces light up during the holidays while unwrapping presents. This December, LFC Boston is sponsoring a Toy Drive for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD).

Established in 1962, Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)
is Boston’s official anti-poverty agency and services over 85,000 low-income
Greater Boston residents. Their annual toy drive has been in existence for over 30 years and during that time they have been able to donate toys to thousands of underprivileged children in the Boston area.

The toy drive is an important yearly effort that allows us to bring a little
extra cheer to many families who otherwise may not have had the financial
ability to provide for their families at this very important time of the year.

The launch of our toy drive will be at the upcoming LFC Boston Ugly Sweater Holiday Party on Dec. 6 at the Phoenix Landing, 5-9 p.m. You will learn more details about the Toy Drive and select a child’s wish list at this event.

Toy donations will be accepted during the following LFC matches:

  • Tue, Dec. 9 vs. Basel
  • Sun, Dec. 14 vs. Manchester United
  • Wed, Dec. 17 vs. Bournemouth

If you are unable to get to the Phoenix Landing but are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact Kristine McKenna, LFC Boston’s Charity and Outreach Coordinator at KristineMcKenna@LFCBoston.com.

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Report: Sunderland Still Want Borini

By Kevin Koczwara

Fabio Borini didn’t have much time to make an impact on Liverpool’s squad during his one full season with the club. For one reason or another (mostly injuries) the Italian forward didn’t get a chance to break in and make his mark. So, ahead of last season’s campaign, Brendan Rodgers decided to send the young forward out on loan to Sunderland.

Now the Black Cats are looking to try and lure the  forward back to Sunderland permanently after he helped them stave off relegation. 

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Suarez Tells Glen Johnson He Will Be Ready to Play England at the World Cup

Photo courtesy of liverpoolfc.com

Photo courtesy of liverpoolfc.com

 By Kevin Koczwara

Reports came out of Uruguay last week that Liverpool forward, and the Premier League’s best player last season, needed surgery on his knee and that his participation in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil was in jeopardy. Throngs of people swarmed to see him leave the hospital last Thursday after his procedure in the hopes of getting a glimpse of Uruguay’s magician and to see if he was really O.K. after surgery. Now, it looks like Suarez will be healthy and ready to take on England, which includes five of his Liverpool teammates.

“I spoke to him [Suarez] in the week,” Liverpool and England right back told the BBC. “He doesn’t think that it is that bad so he thinks he will be OK.”

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With One Red Card All Season, Liverpool Win Fair Play Title

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool finished the 2013-14 season at the top of one table: The Fair Play League Table. The Premier League confirmed today that the Reds finished the season with a score of 328.8, ahead of Arsenal (324), Everton (323.5) and Manchester City (320).

“We are delighted to top the Fair Play League at the end of one of our most successful seasons in recent history,” manager Brendan Rodgers told the team’s official website today.

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Pepe Reina Waiting To Sort Out His Future

By Kevin Koczwara

Pepe Reina spent eight seasons as Liverpool’s No.1 goalkeeper before being sent out on loan this past season to Napoli to make way for Simon Mignolet — who was bought from Sunderland during the 2013 summer transfer period — but the Spanish goalkeeper won’t be making a heroic return to Anfield next season reports the Liverpool Echo

Reina made 106 saves for Rafa Benitez’s Napoli side and kept nine clean sheets in 30 Serie A games, but rumors linking the former Villareal goalkeeper back to Italy have not resulted in a permanent switch yet. Most rumors have Reina moving back to his native Spain with either Barcelona or Atleico Madrid as likely destinations. None of this has worried Reina, though. He is happy to wait until after the World Cup in Brazil to sort out his future. 

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Ian Rush Hopes Liverpool Can Improve on Experience at Fenway in 2012

Ian Rush WIKI Photo

Ian Rush in July 2008. (Photo Courtesy Wikicommons/Cargado por Jarvin)

By Kevin Koczwara

After Liverpool’s remarkable 2013-14 season and ahead of Liverpool’s upcoming North American tour, Liverpool legend Ian Rush was made available to answer questions from the media. 

Liverpool will open their North American tour at the historic Fenway Park in Boston with a game against Italian giants AS Roma. Roma and Liverpool previously played one another at Fenway Park in July 2012 in front of a sellout crowd of 37,000. 

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Rodgers Signs New Longterm Contract

By Kevin Koczwara

On the back of leading Liverpool back into the Champions League and points away from winning the club’s first league title since the dawn of the Premier League, Brendan Rodgers has signed a new longterm contract with the club. His contract is reported to be a new four-year deal that will keep him at Anfield through 2018.

“It’s a huge privilege for me to manage this club and to have been offered the opportunity to carry on with the work I have been doing over the last couple of years. It leaves me hugely honoured,” Rodgers told the team’s official website. “I’m absolutely delighted to be able to continue what has been a really exciting time for the club. We’ll look to move forward again next season and over the coming seasons.”

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