WEST COAST CUP

EMBARCADERO 2013

STREET SOCCER USA: SOCCER WITH PURPOSE
Street Soccer USA (SSUSA) is a 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 West Coast Cup, hosted in partnership with the SF Recreation & Parks Department and the Housing, Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement Office of Mayor Lee, marked the first event on the West Coast for SSUSA. Over the course of 2 days, 490 players from 7 cities competed, with more than 20,000 spectators attending the matches in Justin Herman Plaza in downtown San Francisco, California. Games were hosted on SSUSA custom built 4v4 courts and played according to the SSUSA Association rules.

CONTENTS 1. Civic Engagement 2. San Francisco Open Cup: Street Soccer 4v4 Regional Championship 3. West Coast Cup for Social Change Cup: Street Soccer USA Social Program Championship 4. Youth Cup 5. Media

CITY OFFICIALS KICKOFF TOURNAMENT
Rec & Park GM Phil Ginsburg, HOPE Director Bevan Dufty, Supervisor David Chiu, Supervisor Scott Wiener, MLS MVP Chris Wondolowski, La Boulange Founder Pascal Rigo

DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISOR DAVID CHIU ADDRESSES PLAYERS, MEDIA AND FANS IN JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA

TECHNOLOGY STARTUP WINS OPEN CUP
40 teams and companies from across the SF Bay Area Region registered at large to play in the inaugural 4v4 West Coast Open Cup. The weekend featured group play on Saturday followed by elimination rounds on Sunday. Jogabo.com, a startup sports application, won it all beating out the likes of BlackRock, Starbucks, Wells Fargo, Sports Basement, Recology and others. All registration fees and proceeds from the West Coast Open Cup support Street Soccer USA’s social program transferring job and life skills to at-risk and homeless youth and young adults in the Bay Area.

Official Sponsors:

STREET SOCCER USA WEST COAST OPEN CUP

WEST COAST CUP SOCIAL CHANGE CHAMPION
SACRAMENTO
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 regional events hosted by Street Soccer USA. The weekend of the West Coast Cup featured 9 teams from 6 cities that operate the Street Soccer USA program. Ultimately Street Soccer USA connects players to jobs, education, housing and a healthier lifestyle. The top achievers on and off the field are selected to represent the men’s and women’s USA National Team which participates at international events including the Homeless World Cup and Street Child World Cup. Sacramento won the Cup beating San Francisco in a penalty shootout.

WEST COAST CUP FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

SACRAMENTO BESTS SAN FRANCISCO IN SHOOTOUT, 5-4

Youth  players  from  various  clubs  across  the  Bay  Area  par6cipated  in  their  own  division  of  the  West  Coast  Cup.  Through  par6cipa6on  they   learned  how  soccer  is  playing  an  important  role  in  the  lives  of  the  players.  Street  Soccer  USA  Na6onal  Ambassador  and  Major  League   Soccer  MVP  Chris  Wondolowski  was  on  hand  to  reinforce  the  message.  

YOUTH CUP & WONDO

“HOMELESS SCORE NEW LIVES THROUGH STREET SOCCER”
-SF Chronicle
The Street Soccer USA West Coast Cup generated media across the state of California and beyond in the lead-up to and during the weekend of the West Coast Cup. Challenging stereotypes and seeing the homeless in a new light is part of the inspiration of Street Soccer USA. Media stories like the ones generated at the West Coast Cup bring our community together to solve our toughest of social issues. Media Coverage Included: SF Chronicle, KTVU, TALK 910, CBS Bay Area, SFist.com, SFWeekly.com, SF Magazine, SF Examiner, Mashable.com, Huffington Post, Southern California Public Radio, Contra Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, SJ Mercury News, KGO 810, Missionlocal.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 415-857-5336 EVENT@STREETSOCCERUSA.ORG 44 GOUGH ST. STE. 209 SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103