(Photo credit: Black Star/FSV)

Black Star, For Soccer Ventures Concludes Soccer Events in LA and Houston


Leading into the 2022 World Cup, Black soccer fans continue to fight for equal access and representation, which is why Black Star was born and continues to grow.

Launched in 2021 in Detroit and Los Angeles, Black Star aimed to celebrate Black soccer culture. It is committed to celebrating the diversity of Black soccer culture, increasing access to the sport and providing coaching and player development pathways both on and off the field.

Back in July, Black Star partnered with For Soccer Ventures (FSV) to produce and host a series of soccer events in Washington D.C., Detroit, Los Angeles and Houston.

It was a four-city effort that helped showcase and strengthen Black culture’s roots and place in the Beautiful Game.

“The Black community has been foundational to the grassroots growth of soccer in the U.S., but until very recently, Black culture has been mostly excluded from domestic soccer culture,” said Patrick Rose, Director, Black Star. 

Last weekend, the two partners finished their programming in LA. This weekend they head to Houston to conclude the 2022 grassroots effort.

While in Houston, per the press release, Black Star will “continue to celebrate Black soccer culture, build community, and provide players and coaches access to soccer development pathways through its free Community Pick Up, First-Touch Youth Clinic, Girls and Boys ID Showcase, and U.S. Soccer Coach for Community – Coaching Clinic events.”

The events have had strong and supportive partners in Adidas, Paramount+ and Buzzer.

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