From the SBU Photography Club


Light photography

This summer, South Bronx United held a photography club as a part of its Summer Soccer Scholars curriculum. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, students learned the foundations of  photography and applied the lessons. For the first assignment, students created a pinhole camera using the classroom and opaque, black boards.  They turned the classroom into a camera obscura to project an outside image onto a blank wall. In their next class, students learned how to adjust their shutter speed to create light paintings. The students waved bike lights and glow sticks in front of the camera, and the slow shutter speed allowed the camera to pick up the lights’ motion.

Adjusting depth of focus.

Adjusting depth of focus.

During their second week, students took window portraits using natural lighting to highlight their features. Students took a trip to a neighborhood garden, New Roots, where they took pictures of the garden’s flowers and vegetables, adjusting the aperture to affect the focus.  Students were also assigned individual assignments that directed what they had to shoot: different perspectives, their everyday routine, the Bronx through their point of view, friday fields trips, and sports photography.

Portraits using light.

Portraits using light.

Photography student Meredith Cazales shared her perspective during this summer’s photography class. “My favorite photography project was when we got to do sports photography. I liked sports photography because I was able to take pictures of my fellow teammates in motion.”

Walking through the Neighborhood for on the street photography, the club came across livestock.

On the street photography.

Capturing photos in urban environments makes up a large portion of contemporary photography.  When the students set out of the streets of the South Bronx, they came across a Halal market selling live stock.  Walking through the neighborhood also provided opportunities to capture photos of people (with their permission), architecture, and objects in repetition.

Architecture in photography.

Architecture in photography.

The impetus behind the Photography Club was to allow students to think about their surroundings and use photography as a means to express those perspectives.


All photos were taken by students in the SBU Summer Soccer Scholars Program. Rotceh Maldonado, who co-directed the Club, is a senior at City College.  She interned with SBU through the college success program.

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SBU Summer Soccer Scholars Explore Migration Themes and Build Memories


SBU scholar Ayouba Swaray rides a bike around Governor’s Island during a Friday field trip.

Every year, South Bronx United engages students in a five-week summer program.  The SBU Summer Soccer Scholars program gives students the chance to exercise their brains and bodies while providing new opportunities and activities around the greater metropolitan area.  This year’s program focused on migration, and the projects the students carried out centered around communities, immigrants, and movement.  88 students between the 6th and 11th grades participated in this year’s program.  With the exception of Fridays where the group was out on field trips, students could be found in Math, Humanities, Art, or Life Skills classes each afternoon.  They were on the soccer field for two and a half hours each afternoon.

The summer’s theme of migration was seen throughout all classes and gave students, all of whom are from immigrant families, the opportunity to reflect on their personal experiences. In Humanities, students read and studied about the living conditions of people from Central America to Malaysia and the stories of migration from those areas.  They created final presentations covering their research and insights into the life and migrant experiences of specific groups.  Young students carried out a debate on immigration policies.  Each side had to present an opening statement, arguments, and a closing statement. They presented their arguments to a panel of visitors from the investment firm BlackRock.   Mathematics provided the opportunity to explore the economics of migration.  The youngest students research and created their own travel plans before using algorithms and algebra to research the costs of travel.

A student works on a Community Asset map.

A student works on a Community Asset map.

High school students participated in a Life Skills class and Community Asset Mapping project in affiliation with the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.  The project gave students the opportunity to explore the resources, or lack of resources, available in the South Bronx and focused on access to healthy food options and health supports.  Incorporating the migration theme, the students surveyed neighborhood residents to determine the countries  that they had migrated from. They then explored the reasons and implications behind the data.  As a final project, students created three dimensional street maps to illustrate their findings.

Thanks to a grant made in honor of the late artist Karen Barth, the summer also gave the program’s middle school students the chance to take daily art class.  The summer’s curriculum was designed by LEAP, a local arts education organization, that helped carry out the curriculum.  Students experimented with various color palettes and visual art forms. The class culminated with the creation of a triptych that reflected migration. Using colored pencils, the triptychs illustrated stories ranging from the migration of a student’s mother from the Dominican Republic to the United States to the most common motifs found in a student’s country of origin, in this case Coite D’ivoire.

Vanessa with the triptych illustrating her mother's migration.

Vanessa with the triptych illustrating her mother’s migration.

This summer, South Bronx United also held a photography club as a part of its summer curriculum. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, students learned the foundations of photography and applied the lessons using digital cameras. The intention behind the Photography Club was to allow students to think about their surroundings and use photography as a means to express those perspectives.

As a part of the Summer Program tradition, Fridays were designated for outdoor excursions. The students lined up for the Cyclone at Coney Island, swam at Bear Mountain, canoed at Orchard Beach, and rode bikes through Governor’s Island. On the last Friday, scholars rode a bus to New Jersey and spent the day at Six Flags.

A BlackRock volunteer works with students in an ELA class.

A BlackRock volunteer works with students in an ELA class.

South Bronx United also welcomed volunteers from three corporations and organization supporters. BlackRock employees came on the last classroom day to serve as judges and evaluators of the final presentations in each class.  PIMCO and Goldman Sachs also came out to conduct workshops with the students.  More photos of the program can be viewed online: Goldman Sachs Visit, PIMCO Visit, and Summer Soccer Scholars.

The Summer Soccer Scholars program would not have been possible without LEAP, Friends of Brook Park, Mount Sinai, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, and PIMCO.  South Bronx United would like to thank all of the volunteers and teachers who helped make the program an instructive and creative environment for their students.

At Bear Mountain State Park pool

At Bear Mountain State Park pool

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South Bronx United Press Releases Audio Documentary

Mamourou Kone (left) and Ayouba Swaray (right), two producers in the SBU Journalism Club.

Mamourou Kone (left) and Ayouba Swaray (right), two producers in the SBU Journalism Club.

BRONX, NEW YORK– The South Bronx United Journalism Club formed in the summer of 2015.  Throughout the Club’s first tenure, students conducted interviews, shot photographs, and designed print layouts. That fall, the South Bronx United Press published its first newspaper, which explored stories surrounding the South Bronx community and issues relevant to the students.

In January 2016, the South Bronx United Press reconvened to establish what theme they would explore for their next project.  As the country reeled from the beginning waves of the current presidential race, the students decided they wanted to share stories surrounding a contentious issue among the electorate:  immigration.

From January to May, the Journalism Club recorded interviews with people representing diverse nationalities and ethnicities. Their stories traverse various aspects of the immigrant experience.  By conducting, recording, and editing those interviews, the South Bronx United Press produced its first audio documentary.  The mission was to provide greater insight into the feelings and perspectives surrounding immigration. “We did this project to bring awareness to an issue that is affecting our community in the South Bronx. So with that in mind, we used the power of voice to make a podcast expressing the viewpoints of a diverse group of people, so people can be educated on a topic that heavily impacts many lives,” said ninth grade producer, Ayouba Swaray.

The producers’ work has culminated into the audio piece found below, which reflects the experiences of young immigrants moving to the United States as well as the perspectives New York residents have on the issue of immigration.  For the SBU summer program, the Journalism Club will attempt to explore other relevant narratives through photography.  You can learn more about South Bronx United and their mission to use creative methods as means for social change at



The Podcast was produced by Giselle Balvuena, Staisy Balbuena, Jammesyn Piggery, Momourou Kone, Ayouba Swaray, and Moriken Kenneh.  It was Edited by Sara Carter Conley.

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South Bronx United Awards 2016 College Scholarship

SBU College Scholarship recipients Musa Konteh (middle) and Alhassane Sako (right) with fellow SBU Academy graduate Nourou Gaiya (left)

SBU College Scholarship recipients Musa Konteh (middle) and Alhassane Sako (right) with fellow SBU Academy graduate Nourou Gaiya (left)

On June 26th, South Bronx United announced four high school seniors as the recipients of the 2016 SBU College Scholarship: Anayeli Bolaños, Kevin Camacho, Musa Konteh, and Alhassane Sako.  All are receiving funds from South Bronx United to help them pursue post-secondary degrees in New York State.  The recipients were announced during the SBU Academy awards ceremony and barbecue following the annual Graduates and Alumni soccer match.  All graduating seniors from the South Bronx United were eligible to apply.  It was the fifth year that South Bronx United has awarded college scholarship money.  Graduate Nourou Gaiya was also recognized for his outstanding scholarship application.  Nourou had already received a CUNY Dream scholarship to cover his tuition at Lehman College, as well as the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League scholarship of $1,000 per year to cover additional educational expenses.

Anayeli and Kevin received $1,500 each to assist with expenses when the start at Bronx Community College and Borough of Manhattan Community College in January, respectively.  Having moved from Mexico four years ago with her mother and three younger siblings, Anayeli has had to overcome numerous obstacles.  She will become the first in her family to attend college.  Anayeli graduated from New World High school in the Bronx.  Kevin, who is also from Mexico, graduated from the High School of Arts and Imagination in Manhattan. Anayeli and Kevin both have had to overcome challenges of not being eligible for federal financial aid.  Musa received $500 to assist with educational expenses at Sienna College where he also intends to play soccer.

South Bronx United also awards a PlaySoccer2Give (PS2G) scholarship of $1,000 each year, which is sponsored by PlaySoccer2Give, a nonprofit organization that encourages adult pickup soccer communities to play for a common good, raise funds and awareness of soccer non-profits.  The 2015 recipient of the PS2G Scholarship was Alhassane who has been a part of South Bronx United and the SBU 97 Strikers since 2012.

Alhassane graduated from the Academy for Social Action and will be attending SUNY Delhi.  Growing up in a big family, Alhassane is has learned to take care of himself: “The people I live with whom I’ve now come to call mom and dad have seven other children to take care of; me being the eighth one has added more struggle into their hands. I am grateful that I have a roof over my head. But I fend for myself and it has been a process for me to balance my priorities. Soccer has been a part of my life and South Bronx United is definitely the place where I feel at home.  In the next four years, I’m looking forward to taking advantage of all opportunities that I can get to help my parents and the people I live with.”

In all, South Bronx United has awarded $25,000 since 2012 to deserving students from within the SBU Academy who demonstrate promising future potential with a financial need to help them reach that potential.  The scholarship is supported by individual donations and organizations such as PS2G.

If you or someone you know is interested in support the SBU College Scholarship Fund, please donate here.  You can choose to designate donations for the scholarship fund.  For questions, contact or (718) 404-9281.

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SBU Academy Class of 2016

The SBU Academy Class of 2016 is graduating this month! Our graduates have committed to the following colleges, so far:

Esmeralda Arellano, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Anayeli Bolaños, Undecided
Kevin Camacho, Undecided
Ousman Ceesay, Morrisville State
Abou Diaby, Suffield Academy (Post-Graduate)
Alpha Diallo, Monroe Community College
Samba Doukhansy, SUNY Potsdam
Nourou Gaiya, Lehman College
Edward Gbekie, Ithaca College
Destiny James, Fairfield University
Beaufils Kimpolo-Pene, Bates College
Musa Konteh, Siena College
Mohamed Ndour, Wabash College
Paul Oriaku, SUNY Delhi
Brandon Paniagua, SUNY Purchase
Khiabet Pelaez, Queens College
Alhassane Sako, SUNY Delhi
Salim Sidique, Loomis Chaffee School (Post-Graduate)
Owen Smith, Sarah Lawrence College
Mamadou Traore, University of Bridgeport
Abdoulie Waggeh, Wabash College

Check back here for updated commitments.

To learn more about their individual stories, follow #SeniorsOfSBU on the South Bronx United Instagram page.

Congratulations to all the SBU Academy graduates!


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SBU 6th Annual Literacy Day: The Joy of Reading Comes to the Soccer Pitch

02BRONX, NY — On Saturday, May 14 families and students of all ages gathered at Macombs Dam Park to participate in South Bronx United’s 6th Annual Literacy Day, an event that coincided with the organization’s soccer Recreational Program.  The event, held to promote literacy and motivate youth to read, provided an opportunity for families to take home free books.

From Dr. Seuss to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, families could choose from a wide variety outlitday of the over 1,500 books that were donated. This year’s donors included Penguin Random House, Better World Books, Candlewick Press, Abbeville PressThe Association of American Publishers, Hachette Books, and Peachtree Publishers.  Literacy Partners, a nonprofit that carries out literacy and ESOL programs, also contributed by informing participants about the importance of families reading together.  As she was gathering books for her children, one mother said, “This is so wonderful, this is just great, I’m always pushing my kids to read, and now I have the books to help them do so.”

litday2Additionally, Literacy Day also incorporated reading circles as a part of the Recreation activities.  Before each game, players and coaches sat down to read a story and talk about its significance.  For younger groups, players read Goal by Mina Javaherbin.  The story follows a group of boys in a South African Township and the bullies who try to steal their only soccer ball.  Older groups read soccer stories from author Fred Bowen or an article from the Atlantic on how, in soccer, a player’s size doesn’t restrict him or her from playing.  Girls teams had the chance to read excerpts from Alex Morgan’s autobiography Breakaway: Beyond the Goal and her youth fiction series, The Kicks.  The reading circles were designed to show kids how reading can help kids relate to and understand the experiences in their own lives.

About the event, one of the SBU youth leaders, Matilda Kojac, who volunteered at the event said “I feel this is important because literacy is the foundation of learning. We are helping people obtain books in a world where not everyone has that opportunity.”

South Bronx United is grateful to all the donors and volunteers who helped make the event possible. Contact for information on how to support future events.

View more photos from the event on SBU’s Facebook page

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South Bronx United named a Sports 4 Life Grant Recipient by the Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW

Sports4Life_201604_2x1New York, NY (May 5, 2016) – The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) teamed up with espnW to announce today that South Bronx United, based in Bronx, NY, is a 2016 recipient of a “Sports 4 Life”program. In a national effort to increase participation and retention of African-American and Hispanic girls in youth athletics, WSF has awarded $194,250 in Sports 4 Life funding to 40 organizations this spring and is estimated to serve more than 10,000 middle and high school students. Meet the 2016 grant recipients here:

The Sports 4 Life program is serving an unprecedented 40 organizations this year. The 35 latest grantees will join five programs that have previously been awarded funding, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County (California), Girls in the Game (Illinois), The Charm City Youth Lacrosse League (Maryland), Detroit PAL (Detroit), Play Like A Girl! (Texas). These community programs demonstrate how this national support can be used to grow sports participation for girls who are underrepresented in athletics.

“The Women’s Sports Foundation has seen time and again the positive impact of sports in young girls lives, whether it is teaching them how to be leaders, how to solve conflicts and work in a team, or how to care for their bodies and minds in a healthy and balanced way,” said Angela Hucles, WSF president and two-time Olympic and World Cup medalist in soccer. “We’re proud to partner with espnW in our mission to provide girls in underserved communities the opportunity to play sports. Cost, safety or transportation will no longer be an obstacle for these girls to get in the game.”

By making sports more accessible, Sports 4 Life allows young females the chance to learn the foundational benefits of sports, such as leadership, confidence, self-esteem and perseverance. Survey results from girls in organizations receiving Sports 4 Life funding in 2015 found 92 percent felt confident or somewhat confident about their body and 93 percent felt their body was getting healthier.

Laura Gentile, senior vice president, espnW and Women’s Initiatives at ESPN said, “Across ESPN and the industry as a whole, we see the significant impact that sports can have on women’s everyday lives. Urban girls, especially girls of color, face unique barriers to sports participation so we are proud to expand opportunities to young girls around the country through our partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation.”

2015 Sports 4 Life program participant Aliyyah Miller said the additional confidence she’s gained from playing sports “has given me a reason to have faith in myself, and to believe that I could be successful. The first time I scored a goal I couldn’t believe it. Then I kept practicing and it kept happening. It’s a good example of what can happen when you put in the work.”

The vast majority surveyed (95 percent), plan to be involved with sports and exercise as an adult, placing themselves at a lower risk for chronic diseases, like diabetes, obesity, depression and cardiovascular diseases. All of these conditions are more prevalent among African-American and Hispanic females who display lower athletic participation rates and higher barrier to entry in sports.

Since the inception of the program in 2015, there have been 82 total grants awarded to 77 organizations, with five repeat grant recipients.

The Foundation will begin accepting applications for 2017 this fall. For information and timelines about the 2017 grant cycle, please continue to visit


The Women’s Sports Foundation — the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports — is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, our work shapes public attitude about women’s sports and athletes, builds capacities for organizations that get girls active, ensures equal opportunities for girls and women, and supports physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles. The Women’s Sports Foundation has relationships with more than 1,000 of the world’s elite female athletes and is recognized globally for its leadership, vision, expertise and influence.

espnW serves women who love sports. provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women. Founded in July, 2010, espnW lives across television, films, events, digital and social platforms. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry. The Women’s Sports Foundation is a charity of choice for espnW. 


Ryan Oliver,  Zeno Group/Women’s Sports Foundation, at  For SBU, email Sara Conley at

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SBU Hosts annual Literacy Day on May 14th


BRONX, NY–South Bronx United will hold its 6th annual Literacy Day to encourage children and youth to become active readers. Over 450 boys and girls aged from 4-16 years old are expected to attend the event, which will be held on Saturday, May 14th at Macomb’s Dam Field across from Yankee Stadium.

In previous years, Literacy Day has allowed children in the community to take part in raffles, games, and reading sessions where over 1,000 books were available for families to take home. Reading groups were sectioned by teams, with specific soccer related books being read to each group by youth leaders. Books that were featured in the past have been Young Pele Soccer’s First Star, The Wild Soccer Bunch and Mia Hamm’s Winner’s Never Quit.

Families sorting through donated books to take home.

Families sorting through donated books to take home.

The tradition will continue with this upcoming Literacy Day where high school students in the SBU Academy as well as coaches will hold reading circles with elementary school children.  After the reading circles, children will be able to take home the featured books for free and will be able to engage in various games and activities. This year, books have been generously donated by Penguin Random House, Association of American Publishers, Candlewick Publishing, WorldVision, Abbeville Press, Better World Books, as well as individual donors.

In addition to the reading circles, the older children will engage in discussions based on specific articles and topics.  The Bronx branch of the New York Public Library will also be in attendance, hosting an info table and leading various literacy workshops. At the end, children of all ages and parents will have the opportunity to take home a variety free books courtesy of our many generous donors.

Girls reading group.

Girls reading group.

If you have books you can donate, please bring to Macombs Dam Field (across from Yankee Stadium, map to 1 E 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451) on Saturday, May 7th or May 14th between 9am and 2pm, or contact us at or (718) 404-9281. South Bronx United thanks all the donors and volunteers who helped make the event possible.

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My Freshman Year


Kevin (bottom right) with a group of LIU freshmen.

My first day at Long Island University was exciting not only because it was the first day of my college career, but also because it was my birthday. I never celebrate my birthday in the morning, but I had to make an exception this year because I needed to move in quickly before classes started.

Moving into a dorm wasn’t easy emotionally.  At the beginning of the college process, my parents had wanted me to choose a school where I could still be living at home. I wanted to experience something new while attending a higher educational institution. Talking to them and convincing them was the hardest part of it all, but now I’m glad they support the decision I made to leave home.  Even so, it was difficult realizing how fast I was growing up and that living on my own would be a huge responsibility. No one will be there to wake me up, make sure I eat breakfast, or make sure I do my homework.

Meeting my roommate was something I was looking forward to.  Before actually seeing each other, we communicated through email.  And when we met in person I was relieved that there was still a great connection.  After all, this wa the person I would be sharing a room with for the next six months. We talked about the college process, our likes and dislikes.  

Transitioning from a high school mindset to a college mindset is a difficult process and, after six months, I’m still going through it. It definitely requires more time in studies and less time in things I like to do for fun. For example, I like to be fit and play soccer and basketball, but it’s difficult to do these things when you stay up late doing homework or studying for a test only to wake up early in the morning. After classes are done your body feels drained, and I want to take a nap. English and Math require a lot of time outside of the class. It all matters how well you can manage your time. I thought having a job would affect my studies, but I actually was able to do my coursework on the job. I worked in the weight room, which was a laid back job.  I would get up every 15-20 minutes to walk around and put things where they belong, and then I could go back to my studies.

In my first semester I took classes in five departments: English, Math, Economics, Psychology, and Post 101. I met a lot of people from all over the world who shared interesting and amazing stories with me. Although, some classes I found more difficult than others, such as Psychology.  I persevered, though, and continued with the class, improving my grade at the end of the semester. I’m really looking forward to starting my next semester because I challenged myself to take difficult courses.  Classes have also helped my discover what I’m interested in as a career.  I felt that declaring a major was a life changing decision, and it’s very difficult to know what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 17 or 18. But throughout the college process I got a chance to talk to people who work in a particular field. I feel like that was a huge help as I explored options.  So far, I have decided to major in finance and minor in fashion merchandising.  I want to seek in joining a business group next semester and be more active on campus.

Overall, my college experience as a freshmen has been overwhelming. From a financial point of view, it was a big decision for me and my parents, and every little amount counts.  This is why I want to give a big thank you to PlaySoccer2Give for the scholarship. It has helped me cover car expenses, and will help me cover other financial problems I may face during my college career. I also want to thank South Bronx United for making a scholarships available to me and my teammates.        


Kevin Anchundia graduated from the High School for Computers in Technology in 2015. He is a recipient of the SBU – PlaySoccer2Give scholarship, that honors one South Bronx United graduate who demonstrates the power of soccer to do good.

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2016 City Showcase and Symposium Coming in March

South Bronx United and DUSC players after the Boys U17 final

South Bronx United and DUSC players after the Boys U17 final

BRONX, NY—For three days in March, South Bronx United will once again turn all attention to showcasing its high school student-athletes on the soccer field and connecting them with resources around college athletic recruitment and college admissions at the City Showcase.  South Bronx United hosts the 2016 City Showcase Tournament and Symposium on March 24-26, 2016.  Almost 2,000 boys and girls, ages 15-19, are expected to compete in the tournament, representing 100 teams from the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, and Canada.

2015 City Showcase Symposium panel

2015 City Showcase Symposium panel

The mission of the City Showcase is to provide inner-city and minority youth, who are underrepresented in higher education and college soccer, a platform to be recruited by college coaches and the information needed to access college.   In addition to two days of games on the Friday and Saturday, the Student-Athlete Symposium will welcome participating youth and local high school students to the City University of New York on the evening of March 24th.  The event will feature panels, workshops, and informational tables on college soccer recruitment, college access programs, college admissions, financial aid, and more.

Former South Bronx United goalkeeper Tony Villegas, now attending Alfred University in upstate New York, highlights the importance of combing college prep with the soccer aspects of the event: “Being the first to go to college in my family is a very big deal; Soccer taught me discipline, taught me team work, helped me become the person who I am right now, and I never gave up and that is something soccer has a lot to do with.”

This year, the tournament will also feature a New York City FC goalkeeping clinic featuring instruction from U.S. Youth National Team Goalkeeper Coach, Ruben Martin Garcia.  The clinic presents an opportunity  for goalkeepers participating in the tournament to gain additional exposure to college coaches

Claudio Reyna speaking at the 2014 City Showcase Symposium

Claudio Reyna speaking at the 2014 City Showcase Symposium

South Bronx United’s first college showcase tournament was held in 2010 on Easter Weekend at Macombs Dam Field moving to Randalls Island one year later. In 2014, South Bronx United partnered with Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) and rebranded the event as the City Showcase Tournament.  Last year, the event attracted 96 boys and girls teams including some of the top youth teams from New York State as well as teams from Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Canada.  South Bronx United fields 4-5 teams in the bracket each year.  Over 90 college coaches registered to attend.  The Student-Athlete Symposium has also featured guest speakers including former USA Men’s National Team Captain Claudio Reyna and New York City FC player and Fordham University graduate Ryan Meara as well as panelists varying from admissions officers to college coaches at all levels.

The City Showcase is one of the most affordable college showcase tournaments in the Northeast.   Teams interested in the event can apply until February 29th at  College coaches can register to attend online as well.  Sponsors include the City University of New York, CUNY Athletic ConferenceGrowth Through Sport, SoccerRecruits.comAB Sports Zone, and Westchester Square Physical Therapy.

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