Monday, July 27, 2009
Homeless Soccer Players to Return to National Tournament This Week
By Chad Garrison
on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 11:28 AM
St. Louis Roadies
, a soccer team headed by Keith Deisner
, director of development at Peter & Paul Community Services
For the most part, The Roadies look like a run-of-the-mill group of recreational soccer players. But one thing makes them different. All the players on the team are homeless.
Last July the team traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the Homeless USA Cup
where they took third place in the beginners' division and captured the Fair Play Award Fair for ''showing the best in human spirit and embodying what the tournament is all about.''
Now the team is set to depart
for its second trip to the tournament. They'll leave this week for Washington where they hope to improve on last year's mark.
Last year we told you about the