"And it was like it was meant to be, that group, to do this incredible thing together and make all these changes and start this wave. I don’t think that can ever be duplicated.” - Michelle Akers #NineforIX #The99ers
Against all odds, we have an all-refugee soccer team training and ready to represent Darfur at the ConIFA World Football Cup in Ostersund, Sweden at the end of this month. We will take them from remote camps in Eastern Chad to the capital this coming week, but we are short on funds to then fly them to Europe.
Street Soccer For Social Change > Ending Homelessness Through Sports: Mark Horvath from InvisiblePeople.tv, one of the leading voices in the fight to end homelessness, visited the Street Soccer USA West Coast Cup in SF this June. Street Soccer USA partners with local homeless service agencies to provide a program that’s fun and creates community and purpose. Currently in 16 cities, the National Cup will be held in New York City next month. Check out Mark's full report...
World Cup ban? Iran's women just don't care Iranian women aren't allowed to enter national stadiums or gather with men to watch sport in public. But many have defied the authorities during the World Cup, cheering on their team in local restaurants. Claire Cohen reports