The first day of football brings the community together

WEST FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Tri City United Soccer Club is North Dakota’s largest soccer program. Today, it welcomes 950 players and more than a thousand spectators to celebrate the most popular sport in the world.

“Well, football is the number one sport in the country and it’s even the number one sport in Fargo Moorhead, we thought it should have its own day,” said Tri City chief executive Lee Schwartz. United Soccer Club.

Everyone was happy to be out in the sun on the pitch.

“We’re lucky to have our own facility, but it’s just not the same, like any sport, it’s supposed to be played outdoors,” Schwartz said.

“You’re really hot because it’s really hot in there, sometimes there’s air conditioning but not always, when you’re outside it’s windy and so you don’t get hot as easily, and the ‘shadow and their snacks’, Avery Frelot, footballer.

It’s football day here in West Fargo, Tri City United leaders say the endorsement of Mayor Dardis as well as Mayor Mahoney and the support of the community makes it real and shows the sport’s continued growth within the community.

“We have around 400 new players here today, we have around 400 new parents and I think we have around 40 new coaches. So a lot of new stuff is coming out today,” Schwartz said.

“The football community is huge, so in the past there was one organisation, then it expanded to two, three, I believe it’s like four organizations now. Just seeing the organization gathering as a whole, whether it’s recreational or competitive, it’s broad, so it’s good for everyone,” said Dwayne Frelot, Soccer Parent.

Off the field, bonds are strengthened and new ones are formed.

“I have lots of group chats with footballing friends and it’s fun to talk to them, although I don’t always play football with them, and I hang out with them and they’re all funny. They’re all people really cool,” Avery said.

“For me it’s a good experience, a personal experience to watch her grow up, you know where she’s been up to now. She’s been playing since she was two years old, so she, from her childhood until this age, is quite phenomenal,” Dwayne said.

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