On Thursday nights, the University Presbyterian Church’s multi-purpose room turns into an indoor soccer arena.
The carpeted floors are taped with black lines marking a basketball court. Only the small pop-up goals signal that it’s a soccer pitch. The huge speakers that hang from the ceiling tempt fate as soccer balls fly across the room.
The room tonight is filled with players from Street Soccer USA, a national organization that provides practice time, games, tournaments and camaraderie for homeless participants.