Community Descriptive Essay
Soccer around the world is a language, a lesson, a family, a home, a life. Soccer unites everyone. It is a language for every race, religion, and ethnicity. Every fan from the nosebleeds to the front row, the ones who go all out on game day, and the ones who just watch with their kids. And if your team is winning the strangers in the crowd become your friends, but if your team is on the losing end you resent the other fans cheering around you. Win or lose you will still support them because you love the game and what it brings.
"Soccer unites everyone."
There is no inequality when it comes to the beautiful game soccer is its own lifestyle and is accepting to all no matter the skin color or country you belong to. It is its own country containing no boarders it is a safe haven to any immigrant wanting to learn a new way of life. Americans, Latinos, Asians, Europeans all come out to play no matter the conditions. In the morning when the grass has dew making your cleats feel soggy and you can smell the mud while kicking the ball around with friends wearing idols jerseys mimicking how they play. Aiming for the nets between the two white posts which rattle and ring when hit.
"It is its own country..."
From the very first whistle you feel at home. Nothing else matters to you at that point in time but winning the game. Feeling a sense of euphoria while watching the ball fly into the back of the net and always trying to play it cool after you score hiding back the smile or celebrating with your team. Soccer brings out a different side in people from poor sports who cry and yell when the team makes a mistake instead of encouraging to cockiness players who refuse to share the ball with their teammates and even the team players who will always seem to pass the ball instead of making that big play by themselves and distribute the ball fairly amongst the players. But eventually the final whistle blows and the 90 minutes of feeling detached from everything else comes to an end and you return back into normal life, the poor sports pout their way home complaining about the game. The show boats celebrate to the car bragging about their win and the team players congratulate their teammates and give compliments.
"From the very first whistle you feel at home."
How can a ball at your feet unite so many different types of people?. Soccer is a language that anyone can learn by just having a ball at their feet or watching the professionals play. It is a home that is welcoming anyone who wishes to reside in it no matter the age,gender, or ethnicity. Accepting to all who are willing to love the beautiful game.
"It is a home that is welcoming everyone..."
"It is a language for every race, religion, and ethnicity."
This interview is featuring Alani Tsustui. She has played soccer since she could walk. It was the first sport she had ever played. At one point Lacey, Alani and I all played together on the same team. I wanted to get her feels for a soccer community and what she felt when she played.
Question:Where did you grow up?
Answer: I grew up in Vallejo California.
Question:How many siblings do you have?
Answer: I have a 27 year old brother and 22 year old sister.
Question:How old are you?
Answer: I am 17 years old.
Question:What grade are you in?
Answer: I am a senior at M.I.T. academy.
Question:What made you want to play soccer?
Answer: I wanted to play soccer because I love being apart of a team and creating new friends.
Question:When did you find yourself wanting to play soccer?
Answer: I’ve always find myself wanting to play soccer.
Question: Was there a struggling point you faced ?
Answer: In soccer you always face a struggling moment. Since my own school doesn't have sports trying to find one transportation to another school was very difficult Monday through Friday. Having the time to manage senior year work and soccer was very difficult as well. Even the physical aspect of playing soccer while having asthma becomes hard to work through but being able to play is Definitely worth everything
Question:What has soccer brought you?
Answer: I have learned how much soccer has a significance in my life. I learned how to be aggressive and communicate with others and to practice things that are difficult so that I can become better at them.
Question:How many times a week do you play and where?
Answer: I am on Varsity soccer at Vallejo High school and I have practice Monday through Friday 2 1/2 hours a day.
Question:Do you find this to be a happy community? How so?
Answer: Yes because Soccer is a very supportive community.
Question:Have you met friend(s) coming together to play soccer?
Answer: I've been friends when I was 7 years old that I am still friends with even until today. Even the friends that were on my soccer team I have played with since I was very little.
Question:Do you feel this sport brings people together? How so?
Answer: I Definitely believe that soccer brings people together especially when you have a support system that watches your games and practices and coaches that constantly try to help improve your skills.
Question: Do you prefer to play with people you know or anyone in the soccer community?Why?
Answer: I believe it is easier to be comfortable with the people you know but it is always fun meeting new people to play soccer with. You can teach them things as well as learn from them.
Question:What is a good memory you had playing?
Answer: An exciting memory that I remember was when I made a goal against Saint pats team during my varsity soccer year. I took several shots that day and made 1/7. Even though it was one goal of was definitely worth taking all of those shots