It’s a big week coming up for Street Soccer USA. In case you don’t know Street Soccer USA, they are the leading sport for social change organization in the U.S. and they just reached a deal for San Jose Earthquake’s Chris Wondolowski to join the organization. He will officially sign with Street Soccer USA August 12th at the UNIQLO USA store in Union Square, and will be signing autographs for fans from 6-7 pm as well as talking about the National Cup in SF later in the week.
The US National Team striker, MLS MVP and 2-time goal scoring champion will officially sign on to the SSUSA National Soccer for Social Change Board for the 2015-16 season at UNIQLO’s Union Square San Francisco store, just days before the Street Soccer USA National Cup kicks off in Civic Center Plaza. Street Soccer USA COO Rob Cann commented, “Our goal is to find people that fit our philosophy of playing for bigger goals. Teaming Chris alongside our other key partners, Uniqlo USA and the SF Recreation and Parks Department, we feel like we can really win our match against poverty this year. Street Soccer USA is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski. A local soccer legend and someone who has done so much for the Bay Area community, Chris is the perfect partner as we prepare for our upcoming National Cup in Civic Center,” Cann said.
The National Cup, put on by Street Soccer USA, in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, will be held August 14-16 in San Francisco at the Civic Center Plaza. The second annual National Cup, hosted in Civic Center Plaza, is a four-a-side soccer tournament designed to catalyze the expansion of a Bay Area-wide soccer league for at-risk youth and homeless young adults. The event features 64 co-ed amateur adult teams (ages 16 and older), including the SF Police Department, Zendesk, and Google all competing for the Street Soccer Championship of San Francisco. In addition, 16 of SSUSA’s social program teams from across the country will showcase their skills and celebrate their achievements. The tournament will be played on a pop-up stadium in the middle of Civic Center Plaza on August 14-16th. If you are in the Bay Area, come out during the day Saturday the 15th or Sunday the 16th and enjoy some of the exciting action. Games are extremely entertaining and fast paced, making for a great weekend of soccer in the City.