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Poor economy dooms charity match
by Paul Kennedy, May 15th, 2009 7AM



[SIGN OF THE TIMES] The "All-Stars for Hope" charity match scheduled for June 14 at Giants Stadium was scrapped because of the lack of corporate sponsors.

"The current economic situation has brought down all of our hopes to organize what should have been one of the greatest soccer games in U.S. history," the event's Web site said. The game was supposed to feature such stars as Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry.

The Schools for Hope Foundation is run by French international Mikael Silvestre.

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