Franklin, TN (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
Livability.com, a national website that highlights more than 500 of America’s best places to live and visit, has released a list of the Top 10 Soccer Cities in the U.S.
To help determine the criteria for this list, Livability.com editors followed the lead of US Youth Soccer, the national organization that provides guidelines and rules most soccer leagues follow and selects which cities play host to tournaments. Editors looked for small to mid-size cities with the best soccer programs and facilities as well as cities with quality park systems, well-maintained streets and other cultural and recreational amenities.
"There is a sense of community and camaraderie developed in soccer that is hard to match," says Todd Roby, director of communications for US Youth Soccer. "When paired with the disciplined teamwork of soccer and the healthy lifestyle promoted by activity in youth sports, the quality of life in any community that embraces the sport is enhanced."
Editors discovered that the size of soccer clubs, the quantity and quality of playing fields and the number of tournaments a city hosts are often reflective of the community’s overall livability.
Read more about the Top 10 Soccer Cities in the U.S.
1. Overland Park, KS
2. Plano, TX
3. San Bernardino, CA
4. Rock Hill, SC
5. Murfreesboro, TN
6. Chapel Hill, NC
7. Appleton, WI
8. West Jordan, UT
9. Scottsdale, AZ
10. Princeton, NJ