SOCCER WEEK – SEMANA DE FÚTBOL
Soccer is THE sport in Guatemala. Everywhere you go, you will see children kicking around a soccer ball with their amigos. The students’ two favorite professional soccer teams are Barcelona and Real Madrid–everyone knows which side they are on, and it’s quite the rivalry.
We asked 22 of our students who their favorite team was in anticipation for SPONSORPALOOZA Soccer Week. There are 11 students playing for Barcelona and 11 playing for Real Madrid.
Each of these players is in need of a sponsor!
FIRST HALF UPDATES:
GOAL! Anitza on Team Barcelona scores with an assist from her new sponsor, Chelsie!
CLOSE! Barcelona defenders keep the pressure on as Real Madrid drives closer to the net.
GOAL FOR REAL MADRID! Cindy scores after a quick pass from new sponsor, Mary!
SHOT! Barcelona shows incredible speed trying to race through Real’s defense but comes up short.
SECOND HALF UPDATES:
RESTART! Real Madrid kicks off the second half after both teams substitute players.
SAVE! Barcelona makes a save after a strike from Real Madrid.
TIE GAME! The match continues to be tied at 1-1 going into the final minutes.
MATCH HAS ENDED! Barcelona and Real Madrid end this match in a stalemate.
YOU CONTROL THE SCORE! HERE’S HOW TO PLAY:
1. Pick a team. Are you a Barcelona fan or are you cheering on Real Madrid?
2. Check out the team roster. You can view each of the players’ bios.
3. Sponsor a player. This player will then score a goal for their team!
4. Everyone who sponsors a player during Soccer Week will receive an exclusive SPONSORPALOOZA t-shirt. The first 10 sponsors will receive one free ticket to Common Hope’s Noche de Colores Gala in Minneapolis on May 19, 2017.
MEET THE PLAYERS
Click on the Team Roster to view the players’ bios. Sponsor a player from your favorite team and score a goal for that team!