This week, Street Soccer USA’s NYC Cup competition hits the Big Apple!
Street Soccer USA is designed to assist men, women, and youth of all ages who lack permanent housing. The SSUSA model brings builds relationships of trust through the constant supportive community of the team.
75% of players will move off the street within a year of joining the program.
That, dear friends, is the beautiful game truly in action.
Thursday! Yes, this Thursday the 2012 NYC Cup kicks off where teams from all over the United States will vie for the right to hoist the Street Soccer USA Cup Leonis Trophy.
And you, TSG reader, will vie for the rights to own an autographed Clint Dempsey jersey by picking the winner(s).
It’s bracket time…and it’s really simple.
HERE’s WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO:
» Pick the top two teams in each group. (1pt each)
» Pick the two teams that will compete for the title (3pts each) meaning select the right order
» Pick the winner (5pts each)
» Pick the final score (3pts each)
SOME MINOR INSIGHTS:
* There are number of team profiles hanging around the Internet. Go find ’em.
* A little birdie has imparted this knowledge:
Minneapolis won last year-they are only 2 time winner. SF won once, finals twice and 3rd place in 2011. Montgomery County has 2 finals appearances, and 1 3rd place finish. FYI
* A major player is out
* Be lucky.
Win and the Deuce is loose…on your back!
HOW DO I ENTER:
• Merely add your picks in the comments section below. Only entries that are filled out in the correct format will be accepted (see below).
(One entry per person please; honor code.)
• TSG will score all the entries at the end of the contest
• In the event of a tie, there will be a blind Clint Dempsey trivia question.
Thank you, Modelo Especial graciously providing the prize.
Take a read of their contest below!
(CHICAGO) July 2012 – Modelo Especial, the number three imported beer in the U.S., has teamed up with international soccer stars Clint Dempsey and Gerardo Torrado to give 10 lucky winners and a guest the chance to participate in a fantasy soccer camp experience in New York City. Partnering with Sports Illustrated, this national sweepstakes is part of Modelo Unido, a community created by Modelo Especial to unite soccer fans over their shared passions for soccer and beer.
From now through July 31, fans 21 and older can visit Modelo Especial’s Facebook page daily to register for a chance to win one of 10 round trips for two to participate in a fantasy soccer clinic alongside Dempsey of the U.S. Men’s National Team, Torrado of the Mexican National Team and Grant Wahl, senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated.* Off the field, the winners will have the chance to enjoy a few cold Modelo Especial beers with the star athletes. In addition to the trip hosted by Sports Illustrated, fans will also win signed Dempsey and Torrado Modelo Unido soccer jerseys.
And the Deuce is loose on your back
Here are the groups!
Name: Curt Onalfo, Carson, California
Group A: (1) Charlotte (2) Sacramento
Group (B): (1) New York (2) Los Angeles
Final: Charlotte vs. New York