Storytellers: Breakout in Costa Rica


Author: Matthew Spitz, Founder & Editor, USFutblog

One of my favorite soccer memories came when I was living in a little Costa Rican town called La Paz. I was staying with a family down there and their 9 year old son wanted to have a soccer pass. So, we walked outside their shanty home to the dirt road street and started to mess around with the ball. Before I knew it our one on one pass turned into a 8 v. 8 street game. Kids just flocked toward the ball; it was really unbelievable. To witness first hand the impact soccer had in brining this miniscule community together was a crazy experience. I never realized the significance the sport could have until that moment. Pure bliss is the only way I can describe it, as time stood still. 

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