Adult Pickup Soccer Games Take on New Meaning in San Francisco

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SF Pickup Soccer gives soccer players the opportunity to play soccer without any long-term fees or commitments.

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The best hour of fitness, skill building and camaraderie you can get in San Francisco for under $10.

Busy San Francisco adults now have the opportunity to play high quality soccer, minus the long-term commitment to a team or any league fees. SF Pickup Soccer, the brainchild of soccer enthusiast Jon Blumenfeld, is for players who want to play when their schedule allows and for only $5 to $10 a match. All it takes is a visit to, where one signs up for a single game, shows up at the venue (there are several throughout the city) and plays.

Frustrated with not being able to play the game he loves as much he’d like, Blumenfeld based SF Pickup Soccer on the feeling of community, spontaneity and fun in soccer he experienced when he lived abroad in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador. No referees, no trophies, no coaches, no worrying about winning or losing, just very high quality, well-organized soccer.

“This is a great system for San Francisco. I haven’t been able to play soccer since college because I haven’t had time to join a league.” said Alex Tuch, who played in the first SF Pickup Soccer games. “I can’t commit to four or five months, but now I can play practically on the spur of the moment when I have time. The games are great and the people are really nice. It’s the best hour of fitness, skill building and camaraderie you can get in San Francisco for under $10.”

Via the web site, interested players can sign up for a mailing list which informs players of where and when games are happening each week. Players have no obligation beyond the night for which they sign up to play.

SF Pickup Soccer is meeting the huge demand for soccer in San Francisco. For the first time, adults have a way to combine friendly competition, high quality soccer and an evening of fun without having to form a team or commit to a league.


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