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Date set for Chelsea visit to New England

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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, left celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal with team mate Emerson during a League Cup, quarterfinal soccer match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


Chelsea will face the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on May 15, Chelsea announced on Monday. The match is a charitable exhibition, with proceeds going towards organizations fighting discrimination and inequality.

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Both team’s owners, Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich and New England’s Robert Kraft will each donate $1 million to the cause as well. Money raised from the match will go to the World Jewish Congress, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Anti-Defamation League and the Holocaust Educational Trust.

The idea for the match came about after the tragedy in Pittsburgh in which 11 people were killed and others injured during a terrorist attack at the Tree of Life synagogue. Both Kraft and Abramovich are Jewish.