More Chicago families to get to play soccer

January 24, 2010 8:49:42 PM PST
A new collaboration between the Cook County Forest Preserve District and a Chicago area soccer league is aimed at giving more people a chance to play the sport.County board President Todd Stroger announced the deal Sunday.

The Forest Preserve District will make Brezina Woods and Westchester Woods available to the newly formed National Soccer Association (NSA).

Stroger said many families cannot afford to play in other leagues, but the NSA is a not-for-profit organization.

The league will offer 80 children's teams, as well at teams for both men and women.