New England Revolution Goalkeeper Matt Reis Named MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year
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New England Revolution Goalkeeper Matt Reis Named
MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year
NEW YORK (Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013) – Major League Soccer today announced New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis as the 2013 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year.
Reis has been a mainstay in goal for the Revolution for more than a decade, but on April 15, 2013, he made the save of his life. After the first bomb went off during the Boston Marathon, Reis, who had been standing in the same location as his father-in-law John Odom just minutes before, rushed back into the blast site to help victims.
Using articles of clothing as make-shift tourniquets, Reis reduced Odom’s blood loss – an act that saved his life. In August, Reis raised more than $125,000 for the John Odom Recovery Fund at his third annual charity golf tournament and has paid tribute to his father-in-law’s recovery by wearing a warm-up jersey with the name “Odom”.
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A 16-year MLS veteran and former member of the U.S. national team, Reis began his career with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998 while spending the last 11 seasons with New England. In 2012, he was awarded Humanitarian of the Year by the Revolution for his contributions to the community.