Barack Obama has put executive-branch muscle and street soccer cred behind the United States bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup finals. In Jun 2010 he will attend Opening Ceremonies at Soccer City in Soweto.
The Clarkston Community Center, Soccer in the Streets, the Decatur-DeKalb YMCA and the International Community School collaborated on an MLK Day soccer tournament on 19 Jan 09. The sport helps bring together displaced children from Angola, Burma, Burundi, Kurdistan, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and elsewhere.
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