This weekend San Francisco will be the host of the Street Soccer USA Cup at Civic Center Plaza, starting today, Friday the 15th at 12pm, and continuing from 9am to 7pm Saturday August 16th, and Sunday August 17th from 9am to 4pm.
If you are in the Bay Area this weekend, you should definitely make an appearance to watch this exciting tournament! Three courts have been set up at Civic Center Plaza in the heart of SF in preparation for fast paced and highly entertaining 4v4 Street Soccer tournament on trademark Street Soccer Courts featuring the best amateur soccer players the Bay Area as well as the Street Soccer USA program teams of homeless men and women from 16 US cities. If not, check out Street Soccer USA on Facebook and also on Twitter for the livestream link of the event once it is up and running and for more info! If you are following along on social media, use the hashtags #SSUSACupSF or #IPlayFor to join the conversation.
The Street Soccer USA Cup is a 3-day street soccer tournament that will transform Civic Center into a unique sport festival with music, food trucks and 4v4 street soccer. The tournament has over 30 teams and seating for 7,000 fans to enjoy one of the most beautiful plazas in California. It is a true hands-on opportunity to deeply engage with our organization and be a part of one of the most impactful social movements in our country.
The Street Soccer USA Cup brings together the 20-team league comprised of homeless men and women across the US for three days of competition and camaraderie in which one team will capture the National SSUSA Cup Title. The top 8 players from the male division and the top 8 from the female division selected for achievements off the field in life as well as on the playing field, will go on to represent the US in the 64-national Homeless World Cup, which will be held in Santiago, Chile in October 2014.
All registration fees support Street Soccer USA’s social program that teaches job and life skills to at-risk, homeless and kids living in low-income housing developments. This competition is designed to help Street Soccer USA expand its urban mini pitch construction and Street Soccer programs for at-risk youth across SOMA, Tenderloin and the Western Addition neighborhoods.
If you need more details, check the Facebook event, RSVP, and share with your friends! There’s a strong chance you will see special guest USMNT World Cup team member Chris Wondolowski out there this weekend as well. You can win free San Jose Earthquakes tickets if you post your favorite photo from the event using the hashtag (#SSUSACupSF) and tagging @StreetSoccerUSA on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. We’ll RT and the photo with the most likes wins a pair of tickets to a San Jose Earthquakes match courtesy of The Faultline! Check the event on Facebook for more details on this contest.
Best of luck to all the teams and players participating, and hope to see everyone out there!