NATIONAL CUP

TIMES SQUARE 2013

SSUSA TAKES OVER TIMES SQUARE

STREET SOCCER USA: SOCCER WITH PURPOSE
Street Soccer USA is the premier social enterprise in the United States using sports to make measurable social change. Street Soccer USA uses the power of soccer to help homeless and at-risk youth, men and women dramatically transform their lives. The Street Soccer USA National Cup is our signature event and the 2013 edition marked the second consecutive year the Championship took place in New York City. Over the course of 3 days, 680 players from 16 cities competed, with more than 75,000 spectators attending the championship matches in Times Square on Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets in the heart of New York City. CONTENTS 1. National Open Cup: Street Soccer 4v4 National Championship 2. Social Change Cup: Street Soccer USA Social Program Championship 3. Lady Salamander Cup: Street Soccer USA Women’s Program Championship 4. International Friendly 5. Youth Hour in Times Square 6. Media

Presenting Sponsors

NATIONAL OPEN CUP FINALS

SOCCER ICON PELÉ PRESENTS TROPHY TO NATIONAL OPEN CUP WINNERS
Teams from across the country and abroad registered to play in local qualifiers and regional events in the lead-up to the National Open Cup. The National Cup weekend featured group play at Pier 54 and was followed by elimination rounds in Times Square. The GFI Group won it all in a penalty shootout and were presented the National Champions Trophy by icon Pelé at the New York Cosmos Gala following the Cup. All registration fees and proceeds from the National Open Cup support Street Soccer USA’s social program transferring job and life skills to at-risk and homeless youth and young adults.

Official Sponsors

thepromofact.com

Supporting Sponsors

PELÉ PRESENTS TROPHY TO NICK BROWN, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF WINNING TEAM GFI

SOCIAL CHANGE CHAMPION
MINNEAPOLIS
Participants in our social change program based in 16 cities serving homeless and at-risk youth train year around to earn a spot representing their city at the National Cup. The top achievers on and off the field are selected to represent the men’s and women’s USA National Team at international events including the Homeless World Cup and Street Child World Cup. Minneapolis won the Cup for the 2nd year in a row by beating Sacramento 6-3.

LADY SALAMANDERS CHAMPION
MINNEAPOLIS
The Lady Salamanders are a Street Soccer USA program division made entirely for women. It is funded by the Sheila Johnson Foundation and named the Salamanders by Ms. Johnson because of their ability to survive through fire and water. The Salamander embodies resilience, a trait the women of Street Soccer USA also embody. The Minneapolis women defeated Sacramento to win the title for the 2nd year in a row.

Made Possible By Sponsor:

Sheila Johnson Foundation

SACRAMENTO LOOKS TO SCORE IN FINALS

LADY SALAMANDERS OF MINNEAPOLIS

MINNEAPOLIS MEN

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
CHILE (3) VS. UNITED STATES (8)
From Accion Total, Street Futbol Chile, sponsored by the first lady of Chile, Cecilia Morel, came to Times Square and played a goodwill match versus Street Soccer USA. After the match, Team Chile presented Street Soccer USA with a mural in gratitude for hosting. Mural Credit: Tayo Sochting

Made Possible By:

Cecilia Morel, First Lady of Chile

FINAL: CHILE 3, USA 8

MURAL PRESENTED BY TAYO SOCHTING & TEAM CHILE

YOUTH HOUR IN TIMES SQUARE

Youth  from  HELP  USA’s  Housing  Development  and  Family  Shelter  in  East  New  York,  Brooklyn  played  in  Times  Square  led  by  their  Street   Soccer  USA  coaches  and  Department  of  Homeless  Services  Commissioner  Michele  Ovesey.

This  is  Street  Soccer  USA’s  most  recent  programming  development,  expanding  the  target  age  group  from  16  and  older  to  include  youth   aged  5-­‐15.  

Made Possible By:

YOUTH PROGRAM FROM HELP USA

“HOMELESS SOCCER TAKES OVER TIMES SQUARE”
-Time Magazine

50 Million + Impressions
National Media Time.com, Mashable.com, Fox Soccer.com, KIckTV Local Media CBS NY, NBC NY, Gothamist, The Olympian, Tri-City Herald, Miami Herald, The Broadsheet Daily, My 9 NJ, Yahoo! Sport UK & Ireland, Kentucky.com, Centre Daily News, WCAX, Merced Sun-Star, News 10, Viral News Chart, Pocono Record, Juneau Empire, Top News Today, The Soccer Daily, Pennsylvania News, India Times, WCF Courier, The Post Game, DNA Info

NATIONAL CUP
TIMES SQUARE 2013

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