03 May 2009

STREET SOCCER USA

"Street Soccer USA is a 16-city network of homeless players that started in 2005 in Charlotte, NC, and is under the umbrella of Help USA, a national homeless service provider. The idea behind homeless soccer is something like this: Take a group of poor people, disconnected from the regular rhythms of life, lacking both physical exercise and much to look forward to. Add soccer." Read the entire story at the NY Times. Credit: Julie Bosman. Photo © Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times.

1 comment:

soccerdan said...

SSUSA's team plays at Chelsea Piers tomorrow at 9pm. It is there final league of the summer before they compete in the SSUSA Cup for the homeless in Washington DC this July 31-Aug. 2. Way to go Wong Wong. Thanks for bringing attention to this use of soccer for social change. check out how good the new york team is tomorrow if you are around!