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The Power of a Coach

by Elliot Howe | November 20, 2014

In third grade I met my new coach, Philip Gyau. That season, Coach Philip not only became my coach, he quickly became a mentor - someone I wanted to emulate in all aspects of life. Coach Philip taught me how to dribble with my right foot and he taught ...

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November 2014 All-Star

by Nora Hall | November 14, 2014

As a Soccer for Success coach with the Houston Parks & Recreation Department, Oswaldo Gallegos knows a thing or two about the positive power of soccer. A lifelong player and fan, Oswaldo now shares the joys of the game with the community he knows and l...

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October 20, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION KICKS OFF 2014-2015 SOCCER FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM YEAR

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced today that it has kicked off the 2014-2015 season of Soccer for Success in more than 30 cities across the country. Soccer for Success is a free afterschool sports-based, youth development program created by the U.S. Soccer Foundation that uses soccer as a tool to improve the health and behavioral outcomes for children in underserved, urban communities. Read More

October 1, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, LA GALAXY FOUNDATION & BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE TO UNVEIL ALGIN SUTTON FIELD IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES

The U.S. Soccer Foundation, in collaboration with the LA Galaxy Foundation, Brotherhood Crusade, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, the Cal South Foundation, and the California Endowment will unveil a new synthetic turf soccer field at the Algin Sutton Recreation Center, in South Los Angeles, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The field unveiling will include an opening ceremony with remarks from local dignitaries and partners, in addition to an LA Galaxy soccer clinic with local youth in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. Read More

September 22, 2014

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS MORE THAN $511,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER & COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced today it has awarded nine grants totaling more than $511,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. Read More

July 21, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, BOSTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND AMERICA SCORES BOSTON TO UNVEIL LOPRESTI SOCCER FIELD IN EAST BOSTON WITH OPENING REMARKS BY MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH

Boston, MA - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, Boston Parks and Recreation Department and America SCORES Boston will unveil a new state-of-the-art soccer field at LoPresti Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to many of the local youth who live in the East Boston area, marking the completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million project. Read More

June 11, 2014 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO HOST WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY AT TOWN TAVERN IN WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 22

Washington, DC - In honor of the U.S. Men’s National Team playing Portugal in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, will host a World Cup watch party at Town Tavern on June 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Admission is free, but a suggested $5.00 donation may be made to support the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. Soccer for Success is a free afterschool program that uses soccer as a tool to address children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency, while promoting healthy lifestyles in urban underserved communities. Read More

June 4, 2014

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, HELP USA & STREET SOCCER USA UNVEIL STATE-OF-THE-ART STREET SOCCER FIELD IN BROOKLYN FOR MORE THAN 300 LOCAL YOUTH

Brooklyn, NY -The U.S. Soccer Foundation, HELP USA and Street Soccer USA unveiled a state-of-the-art street soccer field in Brooklyn, NY to many of the local youth who live in the HELP USA facilities. HELP USA is a national supportive housing developer and homeless services organization. Once a vacant lot, the new field provides more than 300 local youth a safe and accessible place to play within the community. The field will also be used as a site to deliver the sport-based youth development program, Soccer for Success – created by the U.S. Soccer Foundation and delivered by Street Soccer USA. Street Soccer USA is a national nonprofit that utilizes soccer as development curriculum to provide a positive environment for youth in underserved communities as well as homeless and at risk young adults. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, a major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, is also a leader in sports-based youth development and strives to use soccer as a vehicle for social change among youth in urban areas across the country. Read More

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