Michael Lahoud throws out the first pitch at the Dodgers game Friday night
USA midfielder Michael Lahoud, the August recipient of MLS W.O.R.K.S.
Humanitarian of the Month honors, threw out the ceremonial first pitch
at Friday’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies.
Tonight's Dodger game is the 10th Annual Strike Out AIDS
Night at Dodger Stadium. Lahoud was named Major League Soccer
Humanitarian of the Month in August for his volunteer work with local
youth, as well as his work in HIV prevention with The Wall Memorias
the national HIV Testing Week in June, Lahoud took a public HIV test to
help generate awareness and encourage individuals to be conscious about
the disease. Lahoud is very active in the community, dedicating time
each week to a local youth soccer club, Compton United. The Sierra
Leone born, Virginia-raised player works with Compton United payers in
maintaining a healthy lifestyle, helping with the daily lives of the
14-15 year olds.
also dedicates time to American SCORES, a non-profit organization that
inspires children to have a healthy lifestyle and to become leaders in
their communities. The Chivas USA midfielder has also participated in
Haiti earthquake relief efforts and has also been active in Chrysalis,
an organization that assists the homeless in Los Angeles.
USA finishes a busy home stretch on Sunday, September 19 against the
Kansas City Wizards at 5:00 p.m. at The Home Depot Center. The
Red-and-White will be pushing for a win to keep their playoff hopes
alive. For more information on the match, or to purchase tickets,
please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.