Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PHOTOS: MLS All-Star Community Day at Wyandotte High School

By NICK SLOAN, nick@kansascitykansan.com

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Major League Soccer All-Star Week continued Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., as All-Star Community Day was held at Wyandotte High School. 

A futsal court was unveiled at Wyandotte County. Futsal is an international form of soccer that's played around the world. 

Here's a breakdown of what the event was about today via a press release:
MLS All-Stars, including Sporting Kansas City stars Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin, will be joined by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Sporting Club owners Cliff Illig and Robb Heineman, and Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Mark Holland to unveil two new futsal courts at Wynadotte High School in Kansas City, KS.

Futsal (five-a-side soccer) is an international form of soccer approved by FIFA that is played around the world in over 100 countries by 12 million players.  Futsal is one of the best ways for young people to fine tune their skills.

Major League Soccer is committed to creating sustainable projects that leave a lasting legacy while supporting local youth programs that encourage children to live healthy, active lifestyles. The new futsal courts will provide hundreds of local Kansas City youth with a safe place to play and an opportunity to advance their futsal skills as they develop into world-class soccer players.

The All-Star Community Day, hosted by MLS WORKS and Sporting Kansas City, will be open to the public from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM.  Community members can enjoy carnival games while cheering on local youth athletes in an eight-team futsal tournament before local youth soccer players have the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet with MLS All-Stars.
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