Miami’s Minority Soccer Development Planning Youth World Cup; Two Wizards Help Tour De Forks Benefit

In Miami, Adam Beasley noted the charity legends soccer game at FIU Stadium later this month. The match will benefit Minority Soccer Development, “which encourages underprivileged youths to play the game.”

Minority Soccer Development Director of Education Frank Perez: “We’re making a real, concerted effort to reach out to children most underprivileged. Soccer is played for free all over the world. Only here do you have to pay for it.”

Beasley also reported that Minority Soccer Development announced last week that Miami “will host a 24-team youth soccer World Cup, made up of teams from the U.S. and abroad, this fall.” The plan “is to make it an annual event” (Adam Beasley, Miami Herald, 3/31).

Wizards: Kansas City Wizards F Adam Cristman and D Aaron Hohlbein participated in the The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ Tour De Forks charity benefit. During the Tour De Forks, Cristman and Hohlbein ate at four Kansas City restaurants, with the money raised benefiting the charity (Kansas City Kansan, 4/1).