Homeless soccer players compete in Street Soccer USA Cup, San Francisco takes title

From AP. Aug. 2, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeless people from across the country competed this weekend in the Street Soccer USA Cup with a team from San Francisco taking the title.

Street Soccer USA conducts soccer programs at social service agencies and homeless shelters across the country. The tournament, which began Friday, brought together 16 teams of homeless men and women.

San Francisco beat defending champion Minneapolis on Sunday in the final game of the tournament, which was held at Kastles Stadium in downtown D.C.

The top eight players in the tournament will represent the U.S. in the 48-nation Homeless World Cup, scheduled for September in Milan.