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Moment of silence before match will honor Manchester victims

MLS stadiums everywhere will go quiet before the weekend’s games.

Floral Tributes Are Left For The Victims Of The Manchester Arena Terrorist Attack Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

At Saturday’s match, CenturyLink Field will briefly go silent in remembrance of those affected by the bombing Monday at a concert in Manchester, England. Similar moments of silence will take place before every MLS match this weekend.

While we prepare to make CLink the loudest place in MLS this weekend and experience all the glory that is a Seattle Sounders - Portland Timbers contest, let’s be ready to honor the moment of silence and stand in solidarity with a city that’s hurting.

Twenty-two people lost their lives, and many more were injured, after a bomb exploded outside an Ariana Grande show at Manchester Arena Monday. MLS joins many other leagues and sporting events around the world in remembering the victims of the attack.

The Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross have set up the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund to provide assistance to the victims of the attack and their loved ones. The two major Manchester football clubs have joined together to donate £1 million to the fund.