If you’ve ever had the pleasure of taking a stroll through Danehy Park in Cambridge on a weekend afternoon you know what we’re talking about. From sunrise way past sundown there are soccer games of all levels being played at Danehy Park. On one field the intensity is one of a World Cup Final and on the next field you might see some little ones lacing up the cleats and shinguards for their first time. Soccer players come in all shapes and sizes and that’s what makes it such a popular sport. This isn’t breaking news but once you leave the US, it’s pretty much soccer, soccer, or soccer, get my drift? In fact this summer one of our staff members was frequently crossed up in the streets of Paris by children practicing their dribbling skills on the Champs Elysee. Who would have thought you could improve your soccer skills against pedestrians? This summer even the most novice soccer fans caught the World Cup fever as we all watched France earn themselves an exciting Cup victory. That soccer fever has certainly carried over into the summer and now into the fall.
So why is Danehy Park a soccer mecca you ask? Well first off, all four fields are top of the line turf fields. Therefore, rainouts are rare and ware and tear is virtually non-existent. All fields are full 11v11 FIFA regulation as well. There’s a huge parking lot so you never have to worry about that pesky street parking or the always increasing metered parking. The field is also very accessible by train as the Red Line Alewife stop is only a 5-minute walk. There are multiple porta-potties around the complex and guess what, they’re actually clean, and they’re always fully stocked with hand-sanitizer. You add all these perks together and it’s not hard to see why the complex is so popular for soccer.
Just how popular are the HUB soccer leagues you ask? Well, we had 44 different coed and men’s soccer teams play in the six different Spring and Summer league options. We already have 21 teams signed up for the Fall season with a week or so left to register. So with that said, what are you waiting for? We’re accepting coed and men’s team and individual registrations for players of all skill levels and abilities. Don’t get left out of the biggest and best soccer season yet from the HUB!