Headline News: Holiday outreach



Were you surprised to hear Chris Wondolowski was named the 2012 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player? Of course not. But you may find the feat even more impressive when you learn just how much Wondo won by. MLSsoccer.com has more on the landslide victory in a historic season for the league.
Clyde Simms will be helping Globe Santa –The Boston Globe’s Holiday outreach program – this Saturday at the Wayside Crossing in Burlington, Mass., from 1 to 2 p.m. There are many ways to help the needy in New England this holiday season, so if you can’t stop by to see Clyde, find out how you can make a difference with Globe Santa.
A.J. Soares celebrated his 24th birthday yesterday. His close personal friend from his time at Cal Berkeley, Alex Morgan, may have stolen his spotlight. Morgan netted her second career hat trick for the U.S. Women’s team in their 5-0 victory against Ireland as part of the U.S.’ “Fan Tribute Tour.” Find out more about the dominating performance in this Associated Press piece.