Friday, July 17, 2009

WHO WE ARE: Contender #9- St. Louis Roadies

Last year, Peter and Paul Community Services formed the St. Louis Roadies and competed in their first Street Soccer USA Cup. After the tournament, the Roadies were awarded the Fair Play Award for having best captured the spirit of the tournament. In addition, their goalie, Oscar, was selected for the USA National Team which traveled to Australia to compete in the Homeless World Cup.

The Roadies have used their soccer success to not only help themselves, but the entire homeless population of St. Louis. Last summer they met with Missouri senator, Kit Bond, to discuss the issues facing the chronically homeless of St. Louis.

The Roadies have a collection of sponsors aiding in their participation in the 2009 Street Soccer USA Cup, including St. Louis Soccer Hall of Famer, Monsignor Louis F. Meyer.

Most of the team, including leading defender and co-captain Doug (pictured below) have been training for the Cup for the past eleven months. The Roadies will return to DC this summer looking to bring a few more trophies back to St. Louis.

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