AJC

AJC

Check out this article about the ground breaking at our new StationSoccer- East Point field!

The dream to build mini soccer fields on unused space at 10 MARTA stops is getting closer to reality. Crews broke ground on the third field, this one at the East Point stop, on Thursday.Soccer in the Streets is leading the charge, with funding from the Atlanta United Foundation (the charitable arm of the city’s champion professional soccer team), the city of Atlanta and others. In almost all cases, MARTA donates the land.

Published by: Ben Brasch

Date: April 12, 2019

Fast Company

Fast Company

StationSoccer was mentioned as an honorable mention of the World’s Changing Ideas!

Fast Company‘s third annual World Changing Ideas Awards drew nearly 2,000 submissions across 17 categories. Fast Company editors and reporters created lists of honorable mentions and finalists, and then our panel of judges picked winners in each category. You can read more about the winners here

Published by: Morgan Clendaniel

Date: April 8, 2019

FIFA.COM

FIFA.COM

Check out this article about one of our Community Program Managers, Joel Apudo!

Twenty-two. That’s the age when you feel like your whole life’s ahead of you, and you’re ready to make the first big step of your carefully-crafted, planned career. You’re caught up in a tangled web of job applications, cover letters and dreams.

For Joel Apudo, he’s standing on the edge of a five-a-side pitch underneath the elevated train tracks of the West End MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) station yelling instructions at six-year-olds, pleading with them to pay attention, to follow instructions and to not pick up the ball with their hands.

Published by: Creech Hayes

Date: February 8, 2019

The Philadelphia Citizen

The Philadelphia Citizen

Check out this article about how ideas that we should steal featuring StationSoccer!

In 2013, Sanjay Patel noticed a common theme while riding the train in London during a trip to visit his sister: Groups of kids often rode the train wearing soccer gear. Patel, who had been living in Atlanta, Georgia for nearly two decades, was no stranger to the train; he had been riding it in Atlanta as well, and knew that large, strangely empty tracts of land both in and around the the city’s transit stations were not being used.

Published by: Jill Harkins

Date: January 22, 2019