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Beyond Soccer 2016 Comes to San Francisco June 23rd

On June 23 rd, the Beyond Soccer Series powered by our friends at streetfootballworld will gather key leaders and influencers in the U.S. soccer industry in San Francisco for the first time ever for what will be an insightful evening of discussion, collaboration, and connection. [caption id="attachment_2923" align="alignnone" width="3000"] NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: (L-R) Managing Director at streetfootballworld USA and panel moderator Mike Geddes, former professional football player and Western Union Pass Ambassador Patrick Vieira, and professional football player with New York City FC Jeb Brovsky, speak at the Beyond Soccer Series Powered By streetfootballworld at Thomson Reuters Building on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Soccer Series) NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: (L-R) Managing Director at streetfootballworld USA and panel moderator Mike Geddes, former professional football player and Western Union Pass Ambassador Patrick Vieira, and professional football player with New York City FC Jeb Brovsky, speak at the Beyond Soccer Series Powered By streetfootballworld at Thomson Reuters Building on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Soccer Series)[/caption] U.S. soccer stars  Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoehave signed up for the Beyond Soccer Series, powered by streetfootballworld. The World Cup and Olympic champions will join leading figures from sport, business and philanthropy to explore the powerful ability of soccer to break down barriers, generate awareness, and affect sustainable and enduring change in communities worldwide. [caption id="attachment_2920" align="alignnone" width="780"] Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo clap as the audience welcomes them home during their homecoming ceremony before the soccer game between Seattle Reign and West New York Flash at Memorial Stadium, Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Seattle. Rapinoe and Solo did not compete in the game. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times) Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo clap as the audience welcomes them home during their homecoming ceremony before the soccer game between Seattle Reign and West New York Flash at Memorial Stadium, Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Seattle. Rapinoe and Solo did not compete in the game. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)[/caption] Dating back to 2011, the Beyond Soccer Series powered by streetfootballworld was developed to discuss America’s fastest growing sport and how to capitalize on the global popularity of the game to create positive global change. The 2015 series took place in New York City and discussed the power of the athlete as well as the importance of diversity and inclusion. Key speakers included UNICEF USA CEO Caryl Stern, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter, NYC FC Head Coach Patrick Vieria and MLS stars Jeb Brovsky, Michael Lahoud, and Sean Johnson. [caption id="attachment_2919" align="alignnone" width="3000"] NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Former professional football player and Western Union Pass Ambassador, Patrick Vieira, speaks with press at the Beyond Soccer Series Powered By streetfootballworld at Thomson Reuters Building on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Soccer Series) NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Former professional football player and Western Union Pass Ambassador, Patrick Vieira, speaks with press at the Beyond Soccer Series Powered By streetfootballworld at Thomson Reuters Building on June 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Soccer Series)[/caption] The first event of 2016 will have an audience of senior representatives from professional leagues, clubs, brands, business, and media. The goal of the first event of the 2016 Series will be to deeply explore the digital world in sport and its ability to shape how soccer can be used to tackle global issues. After an exclusive networking hour with key figures from the soccer industry as well as from the local San Francisco business crowd, a high-level panel will take place with influential leaders and players discussing soccer, pressing societal issues, technological innovation, and the relationship between all three. Register here:  http://www.beyondsport.org/events/event-tickets/?eventId=35673 Cross-posted with permission from http://www.beyondsport.org/

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