I know a lot of people make charitable donations as the end of the year draws near -- either in the spirit of the holidays or in an effort to stay one step ahead of the tax man. In case you hadn't heard, I wanted to make sure you were all aware of the Soccer United Recovery Fund sponsored by the US Soccer Foundation. This recovery fund is dedicated to aiding the soccer-playing communities impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita recover their playing surfaces. In addition to being able to make a direct donation to the fund, you can also participate in a charity memorabilia auction sponsored joinly by the US Soccer Foundation and Fox Soccer Channel. The auction includes autographed jerseys, balls, trading cards, etc. from teams and players in the USA and all over the world.