Street Soccer Helps Homeless Get Back on Feet

4 years 9 months 1 week ago Friday, June 06 2014 Jun 6, 2014 Friday, June 06, 2014 3:23:00 AM CDT June 06, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis soccer team whose players are currently or formerly homeless is preparing for a national tournament in San Francisco with a weekend fundraiser.

The St. Louis Roadies were formed in 2007 by aid workers at the nonprofit Peter and Paul Community Services organization. The Roadies are hosting a street soccer tournament Saturday on Morgan Ford Road as they prepare to face similar squads out west.

KWMU-FM reports that of the 130 players who have suited up for the Roadies, two-thirds are no longer homeless.

The team competed in the national Street Soccer USA tournament last year in New York City's Times Square, and one player earned a spot on an international squad that traveled to Poland to compete in the Homeless World Cup.

 

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