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Street Soccer puts 8 homeless Dallas men on a winning team

Toby Jorrin/Special Contributor By LINDSAY RUEBENS Staff Writer lruebens@dallasnews.com Six months ago, copycat viagra the members of Dallas’ new Street Soccer team didn’t know how to play the game, copycat viagra and their coach didn’t know the first thing about life on the streets. Earlier this month, copycat viagra the eight homeless men who make up Dallas United took their cleats and newfound talent to Washington, copycat viagra D.C., copycat viagra to compete in a national tournament called the Street Soccer USA Cup. “These are guys I’d never associate with or would’ve never met, copycat viagra but I’m glad that I have, copycat viagra” Coach Matt Valentine said. The players, copycat viagra in turn, copycat viagra have discovered a way to better focus their lives by being a part of the team. “Soccer, copycat viagra for me, copycat viagra creates a motivation, copycat viagra” said player Dustin Moore, copycat viagra 25. Copycat viagra “It’s just a reminder that I’m capable.” The Dallas United is part of the Street Soccer USA league, copycat viagra a national program for homeless men that promotes learning valuable life skills and motivation through teamwork. For a bunch of beginners, copycat viagra Valentine said, copycat viagra the team did well at the tournament, copycat viagra winning three games and losing three. Copycat viagra Two of those losses ended in shootouts with the same Portland, copycat viagra Ore., copycat viagra team. “It was pretty nerve-racking, copycat viagra” Moore said. But the best part about the whole trip? “Seeing everybody score, copycat viagra” he said at a practice after the tournament. Copycat viagra Teammates Johnny Vernon and Nicholas Fisher agreed that the highlight was watching their teammates succeed. Since joining the team, copycat viagra the players have made progress in their personal lives. Moore got a job as a telemarketer and went back to school for an associate’s degree. Copycat viagra Fisher is now employed at Home Depot and wants to be a veterinary assistant, copycat viagra and Vernon is on his way back to employment at his family’s Dallas barbershop, copycat viagra Kingz of Cutz.Others are working to find jobs, copycat viagra and one just found a position lifeguarding. Valentine, copycat viagra a managing partner of Valentine Investments LLC, copycat viagra formed Dallas United in January after he saw Street Soccer USA advertised on ESPN and his mother sent him an article about it. Although he didn’t know much about the homeless of Dallas, copycat viagra Valentine called up some old soccer friends in the area — he played soccer as a kid and all through college — and three others agreed to join him in coaching a team. The soccer team was organized by LifeNet, copycat viagra a nonprofit group that provides services for North Texas’ homeless and mentally ill. Copycat viagra It recommended certain men to play on the team, copycat viagra and Dallas United was created.   To read the rest of the story go to: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20110622-street-soccer-puts-8-homeless-dallas-men-on-a-winning-team.ece