Monday, September 6, 2010

SSUSA National Teams' Roster Announcement for Homeless World Cup, RIO 2010

Kasltes Stadium, DC 2010 SSUSA Cup
After months of goal-setting, intense preparation, and focus, 195 players striving to overcome homelessness took part in the 2010 SSUSA Cup in Washington, DC. 

8 men and 8 women were selected for the Street Soccer USA Men’s national team and our women’s national team, called the Lady Salamanders. Players were chosen on three criteria: achievements off the field, ability on the field, and team spirit. Read their bios below.

The team will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete against 56 countries from around the globe in the 2010 Homeless World Cup, Sept. 19th-26th.

Lisa Wrighstman, Sacramento, CA
Jasmine Morris, Minneapolis, MN
Kevin Polk, Ft. Worth, TX
Marlon Lux-Bal, Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Crosby, New York, NY
Hani Haybe, Minneapolis, MN
Jaime Alexander, San Francisco, CA
Tura Hassan, Minneapolis, MN
Chinara Emerson, Charlotte, NC
Leslie Bradford, Charlotte, NC
TK Ajiboye, New York, NY
Dave Altherr, Ann Arbor, MI
Aisling O’Grady, Portland, OR
Deqo Shire, Minneapolis, MN
Jamal Gordon, San Francisco, CA
Ali Alhmed, Minneapolis, MN

Players Gather for Closing Ceremony, SSUSA Cup, DC 2010 (Rich Qualters)

Charlotte Players Celebrate at SSUSA Cup, DC 2010 (Rich Qualters)

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