Bryan Kitch


Coming Home: How Soccer Without Borders Is Building A Bridge To The Next Generation

“It’s a population that is facing so many challenges, but for the most part, soccer is a huge piece of their culture”

It’s a sunny winter morning when I meet with Ben Gucciardi outside the Soccer Without Borders office at Oakland International High School, in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood. The school is decorated with colorful murals, and the courtyards feature flowering fruit trees. It’s the time of rebirth, with spring just around the corner.

And somehow, that seems like the perfect metaphor for the Soccer Without Borders program.

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