Where’s the Best City in the U.S. to Play Soccer?
Indianapolis, Indiana (of all places) just became the best city in the country to play youth soccer, and is leading the charge to bring soccer to the kids who can most likely win us a World Cup.
Futsal is the game of the masses in the most competitive soccer nations. It’s played by everyone, including those who have very little, so they spend their days on the futsal courts, emulating their heroes and learning some CRAZY skills.
The NASL’s Indy Eleven is recreating that scene RIGHT NOW, meaning that your child has a better chance of “making it” in Indiana than any other state in the country.
It’s long been know that soccer in America is the sport of the middle class and upper-middle class. That means that our soccer athletes aren’t the best – they’re the best of those who can afford the fees.
Our current system of youth soccer development discriminates against kids who have more to gain from playing soccer professionally.
Every player who plays and every coach who coaches in the American youth soccer system is playing and coaching for Team USA. We’re collectively working toward one, single goal: Winning the World Cup. The problem with youth soccer development in the U.S. though, is that we’re developing the WRONG KIDS.
Indiana is bringing soccer (in the form of futsal) to the URBAN AREAS, where soccer fields don’t exist too often, and where kids can easily access them. This means that the kids who most need an outlet for their frustrations and dreams, can have one.
Now, hopefully the soccer clubs can curb their money grab and not try to figure out a way to hijack the courts, and continue their oppression of those with the greatest athletic potential.
So who’s #2 on our list? Kansas City. Here’s why: mini-pitches.