ATLANTA (Apr. 13, 2017) – Last Tuesday was a special day for Soccer in the Streets. After all, it is not every day that you are able to showcase to Major League Soccer (MLS) the most innovative soccer project in America. Prior to participating in the launch ceremony of their new training grounds, Atlanta United’s brass – led by president Darren Eales – and MLS Commissioner, Don Garber, visited ‘Station Soccer’, the newest project of Soccer in the Streets.
“We’re proud to get our unique message out to everyone in soccer and it doesn’t get much higher than MLS,” said Soccer In The Streets’ Executive Director, Phil Hill. “If we can bring new opportunities to kids who need it, then we can create positive social change. Who knows what will happen if some of the kids at the station start dreaming about playing in the pro league?”
During his visit, Garber gave raving reviews of the forward thinking shown by Soccer in the Streets. "We look forward to seeing more of the mini-pitches throughout metropolitan Atlanta," said Garber via his official twitter account.
The MLS Commissioner and Darren Eales were greeted by players engaged in one of the many pick up sessions hosted by Soccer in the Streets at Station Soccer.