I spend so much time with professional soccer – and I am blessed that way, truly.
But I always appreciate the honesty of pick-up soccer, or youth soccer (until it gets all high-dollar clubby, that is … then I still get it, but it makes me wince), or the adults leagues that go on every night at indoor centers around the country. That’s soccer in its purest form.
And I love stuff like this.
Thanks to New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty for the picture, which I “borrowed” from his Twitter feed.
This shot is from today at the Street Soccer USA National Cup, happening in New York. Street Soccer USA is a not-for-profit organization that promotes competitive street soccer, but has larger and more important aims, too, like busting up homelessness and poverty.
For me, non-profits, soccer, the honesty of amateur matches, the big city … man, what’s not to love?