ThanksKicking 2018: Have fun and help kids

ThanksKicking, the annual charity futsal tournament for Four Worlds United Soccer Alliance, is set for Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24 & 25) at Rose City Futsal. There are boys, girls, mens, womens, and co-ed divisions from U-8 to adult, and everyone is guaranteed four games–two on each day–with winners crowned in each […]

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Timbers and Thorns play soccer in the park with Four Worlds kids

As they do each year, as part of the Timbers Stand Together week of community service, Portland Timbers and Thorns players and staff met our kids at two locations to join in on weekly sessions of pickup soccer. On Monday June 11, Timbers and Thorns players including Diego Chara and Adrianna Franch showed up at […]

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We need more drivers like Jessica Perak

Describing Jessica Perak as “a 4WU driver” is accurate but falls far short of who she is and what she does. Perak is a friend, a confidant, a teacher and a fan of the five 4WU players she transports to practice each and every week, proof that one person can make a big difference. Four Worlds is […]

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Donors outfit 4WU players for a summer of fun

On June 28 at McCoy Park, our summer soccer location that serves the kids of New Columbia housing development, volunteers and coaches handed out bags of soccer gear to all comers. We coordinate these giveaways throughout the year, soliciting and storing shoes, shin guards, clothing, water bottles and balls from donors like Adidas, Nike, plus local […]

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2017 our best summer yet for Soccer in the Park

At the core of our mission at Four Worlds United Soccer Alliance is our city-wide Soccer in the Park program. Located near low-income housing at points around the city, these safe weekly sessions of open play are where we first meet most of our kids, begin mentoring them, meet their parents, and identify those that might […]

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Timbers goalie’s save nets $500 for Four Worlds United

Not only did the Timbers show up in force for our soccer-in-the-park program this week, on Friday June 2 they made us the designated partner for the MLS Every Save Makes a Difference program, which donates $500 for every save a team’s goalie makes during a given game. Unfortunately, the Timbers dominated San Jose on Friday night at […]

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Four Worlds kids post 100% record in summer tryouts

This May our tireless volunteers drove 15 kids to tryouts all around Soccer City, for competitive teams like Northeast United, PCU, East Side Timbers, and Southeast Soccer Club, and every player earned a spot on their respective team. It’s what we do: mentoring kids at pickup soccer games in the park, finding out who can play competitively, driving them to tryouts […]

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Timbers and Thorns kick it with our kids in Powell Park

Every year in June, as part of the Portland Timbers’ Stand Together Week, major celebs from the Portland Timbers, T2, and Portland Thorns show up to play soccer in the park with the kids of Four Worlds United. It is a simple event, just players, coaches, volunteers, and kids having a kick-around, but it’s all love. […]

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Four World’s Molly Starr hosts two players from Cameroon

In late 2016, our friends from the Portland Timbers Academy contacted Four Worlds to see if we knew anyone who could take in two kids from Cameroon for a six-month home stay. One of our own local success stories, Momo Hassan, plays for the Academy and the coaches thought we might have the answer for their […]

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Four Worlds gets $5,000 grant from Nike/Providence Play It Forward program

In support of the positive impact we have on kids’ lives, Nike and Providence Health & Services recently donated $5,000 to Four Worlds United Soccer Alliance. As always, every dollar will go to direct support of our young people, from players fees to field supervisors. This “Play It Forward Award” is part of the Oregon Sports Awards’ fall 2017 […]

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