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Poster courtesy of Paula Tejeda / Chile Lindo

Celebrate the Copa America Centennial in the Mission

Attention soccer fans! If you’re excited about the Copa America centennial, local business owner and master empanada maker Paula Tejeda is throwing a carrete chileno, or Chilean party, Sunday at 5 p.m. at Slate Bar on 16th Street to celebrate it. Tejeda has produced both a brand-new empanada (featuring merkén, a kind of chili) and an event featuring Chile’s DJ Julicio, who has...

Rec and Park Retreats on Soccer Field Permits

UPDATE, 12:09 p.m. Oct. 16: The Recreation and Parks Department has confirmed that, effective immediately, no adult permits will be issued for use of the soccer field at Mission Playground, though youth league permits will still be available until 7:00 p.m. every day. ——— Rec and Park general manager Phil Ginsburg said he would make the soccer field at Mission...
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After Apology, Meeting and Protest on Pay to Play Soccer Fields

After the awkward and disastrously weird incident at the Mission Playground last Thursday between neighborhood kids and DropBox employees, the S.F. Latino Democrats will be hosting a meeting at 518 Valencia Wednesday night. One of the items on the agenda – the soccer field at Mission Playground. The club will be considering plans to ask the city to drop the...
Some fans of Mexico went all out. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Mexico Loses to Netherlands 2-1: The Mission Reacts

Mexico lost to the Netherlands 2-1 on Sunday morning, in a game that eliminates them from advancing to the quarterfinals—a feat it has not accomplished in 28 years. Mexico dominated the first half of the game, with three missed shots on the goal versus one for Oranje. In the 48th minute, Giovannni dos Santos scored the first goal of the...

Miguel Herrera: A Coach Made for GIFs

Miguel Herrera, the well-known and excitable coach of Mexico’s national team, has proven himself a most interesting figure at the World Cup this year, blowing up social media with some of the best gifs the world has ever seen. Herrera has been coaching the team since 2013, a year when the group of “disillusioned players” went through three coaches before Herrera and finished...
Ann Coulter. Photo from The New York Observer.

Ann Coulter: Soccer Leading to “Moral Decay”

Ann Coulter, a conservative political commentator who frequently appears on television, radio, and in print, published a blog post on June 25 — the day the Americans found out their team would advance to the next stage of the World Cup despite its loss Germany — saying that growing interest in soccer is a sure sign of the country’s moral decay. “I’ve...
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Goal: End Homelessness

Each Thursday at Franklin Square Park, a group of mostly homeless men and women pull red T-shirts over their clothes and line up for a sport called “street soccer.” Players are often recruited directly out of shelters. To remain on the team, they must identify negative factors in their lives and set goals to overcome them. And many do overcome....
After the game teams give each other high to respect fot the cross town rivalry.

Mission High Soccer Team Rolls Over John O’Connell

This year the Yaotl trophy stayed at Mission High School — not because the Mission High School Bears’ head coach Scott Kennedy forgot to bring the trophy to Kezar Stadium, but because the Bears beat crosstown rival John O’Connell in boys’ soccer, 6-0 Thursday night. The Yaotl trophy (“Yaotl” means “warrior” in the Nahuatl language of Central America) was created...
A picture of Mission Playground's Soccer Field

Petitioner Fights ‘Pay to Play’ in Mission Soccer

Update When an argument breaks out in October, 2014 between newcomers and longtime players, Park and Rec explains its policy. Mission Playground formally reopened to ceremony and community love two Saturdays ago, but one San Francisco Recreation and Park Department policy is drawing criticism: allowing individuals to rent out the park’s public soccer field on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Since...