Soccer fans across Greater Boston are invited to take part in WeGotSoccer’s largest sticker swap event on the North Shore, starting at 4.30pm, as part of the pre-match festivities of Boston City FC’s National Premier Soccer League season opener on Sunday, April 29, against the New York Cosmos.

Every person who attends this high-profile match will be presented with a Panini official licensed sticker album on entry. From 4.30pm until kickoff, fans may bring or buy Panini stickers and swap with fellow collectors celebrating this summer’s tournament in Russia.

“What a fun and enjoyable way to kick off our new season against a league rival and get excited for this summer’s World Cup”, said Boston City FC Managing Director Craig Tornberg. “Our coach Palhinha was celebrated in this way when he was a player representing Brazil and Panini stickers have really caught on here in the United States over the past several years. Our PR Director Michael Preston has a collection that goes all the way back to 1970!”

Boston City FC partner WeGotSoccer has provided the sticker albums to be distributed to every match attendee as they continue to support Boston City FC’s growth within the community. Along with the Panini Sticker trading tables, WeGotSoccer will bring their prize wheel for fans to win a variety of promotional products.

The Lions are coached by former Sao Paulo and Brazil star Palhinha, who has led his team to the NPSL playoffs in each of the club’s first two campaigns. Fan-favorite and last season’s top scorer Isaac Nana Addai returns alongside a host of new signings, including former Dutch Under 20s international goalkeeper Wouter Dronkers.

The visiting Cosmos, whose legendary former players include Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Giorgio Chinaglia, bring the storied franchise to Boston boasting a strong squad of professional players with experience at the highest level. Captain Danny Szetela has represented the U.S. Men’s National team, Chris Wingert is a MLS veteran of more than 300 matches, and coach Carlos Mendes captained the Cosmos to three recent NASL championships.

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