Jaydee is quite the player!!
When we went to the embassy it was wonderful. I was very proud of myself when I spoke in front of the ambassador. I spoke about Street Soccer and how it has helped me better myself. It helped me stay healthy and also inspired me to go to community college. Street Soccer has been a wonderful experience, and I have made all my best friends there. They are my support system and my family. I am trying my best to get others to join team.
I PLAY FOR CHANGE
The ladies celebrate their win!!!
The Lady Salamanders continued to win with an awesome team effort. The women scored first, with a great goal by Kate. The score went back and forth throughout the game resulting in a dead lock tie at half time.
The ladies came onto the pitch, and took over! The crowds were wild, as Kate and the Lady Sal’s fought till the end. Kate has shown great leadership skills, picking her team up and cheering them on. Sarah again showed great defensive skills, and Nikkei from New York also pushed the ball forward. The women came away with the win 6-5. This was a very meaningful game for Carol from L.A. whose home country is Guatemala. The game ended with both teams embracing, and showing what the Cup is all about.
If the ladies win tomorrow, they will have the best record ever in Street Soccer USA history!!!!
(Source: Lady Sal's Win against Guatemala!!!)
The men’s team shows a united spirt
The ambassador honored the Street Soccer USA team by coming to the opening parade at Zocalo to celebrate the 2012 Homeless World Cup.
The ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne invited the players to come visit the embassy yesterday. Both men and women’s teams sat down with the Ambassador, telling him about the Street Soccer USA program in the United States and about the process of the Homeless World Cup. The Ambassador then informed of his work at the embassy and how he became involved in diplomacy. Jaydee from San Francisco spoke about how SSUSA has changed his life and showed him that a family can exist in the strangest places “like a soccer team.” Donnie from New York told the Ambassador, “two years ago I would have never imagined myself out of the shelter and speaking to an Ambassador.” Everyone left the embassy feeling excited about meeting a government official and representing the United States in Mexico.
The group ended the day by sharing their highs and lows with of the day. Then, everyone received a postcard to send to someone special in their life, sharing their experience at the Homeless World Cup. Players also wrote to themselves recognizing their own personal growth and exceptional experience in Mexico.
Both teams are ready for the last four days of the Cup; they will keep playing with heart and continue making memories.
LETS GO USA!!!
Entiera shares how important the National team family is at the cup.
There was a moment when I was alone and felt like it was not going to change. I decided that it did not matter that I was alone, the only people I needed in my life were the people that wanted to be there. I am so glad that I got to meet everyone on the national team. I am glad you guys were chosen to be in my life, and I got to know you all. I am glad that I got the chance to meet everyone on the national team. I am glad you guys were chosen to be in my life, and I got to know you all. I am glad we had the opportunity to have this life experience and to embrace the little moments. To all of you who read this, thanks for the best two weeks of my life, and I hope that we all stay in the touch.
P.S. MEMORIES LAST FOREVER AND I WILL NEVER FORGET ANYONE WHO HELPED ME GET HERE!!!!