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Jul

Street Soccer USA National Cup held at Times Square

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Images by: Stephanie Norris

Street Soccer USA, which uses the power of soccer to help and unite the homeless community in over 20 US cities, staged their National Cup finals this past weekend in the middle of Times Square.

The 4-on-4 tournament, which featured teams in men, coed and youth  divisions, helped determine the national team that will represent the US at the 48 Nation Homeless World Cup. All proceeds went to SSUSA’s social programs. For more information and to help the cause, visit: http://streetsoccerusa.org/

More images from the inspiring tournament are below:

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1
May

Portland Timbers make 8-year-old’s wish come true

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Eight-year-old Atticus Lane-Dupre loves soccer. Last fall, he started to feel pain while playing with his team, The Green Machine. He was diagnosed with cancer (Wilms’ tumor) and missed the last game of the season as a result of the treatment he was receiving.

Atticus’ wish was simple: To play in a scrimmage against the Portland Timbers with The Green Machine.

Without hesitation, the Timbers teamed up with Make-A-Wish Oregon to grant Atticus’ wish. On Wednesday morning, a select group of Timbers players played against Atticus and The Green Machine at JELD-WEN Field.

We’ll let the video take it from here:

More than 3,000 fans showed up to cheer on Atticus and The Green Machine as they beat the Timbers 10-9, with Atticus scoring four goals on Wednesday. What a stunning display of support from the Portland community. They gave him a day he’ll never forget.

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Images and video courtesy of Major League Soccer.