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7-year-old raffles off Christian Pulisic jersey for Puerto Rico relief

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The U.S. midfielder also had a special message for Alex

Panama v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The U.S. Men’s National Team had a big night last Friday, beating Panama 4-0 to take one more vital step toward securing a berth in the 2018 Men’s World Cup in Russia. It was also a big night for Alex Ibarra, the 7-year-old American Outlaws Oakland Chapter Junior Capo, who raffled off his signed Christian Pulisic jersey to raise funds for the relief effort in Puerto Rico. In the days after his story was first reported, others contributed items to raffle as well. The Men In Blazers sent Alex a signed jersey from their show for second prize in the drawing.

Christian Pulisic learned of Alex’s self-less and compassionate act and made a video thanking the youngster. He also noted that he would send Alex a new signed jersey from the game against Panama and would make a donation himself.

All told, the raffle raised $3,283.87 for the Hispanic Foundation: UNIDOS Disaster Relief in the U.S. territory. Obviously, there is still much to be done in the rebuilding effort for the island and donations for the organization can be made here.