As we bid farewell to 2023, I wanted to take a moment to extend my heartfelt best wishes and season’s greetings to all of you. This has been a remarkable year for soccer in our community, and I am grateful for the collective efforts that have made it so.
In the world of soccer, 2023 has been nothing short of FUNtastic for District 7. Our leagues have not only grown in numbers, with over 15,300 players now part of our soccer family, but we’ve also witnessed a flourishing sense of community spirit with each passing event. Thank you to every parent, player, referee, and administrator for your tireless dedication and support.
As we reflect on the challenges and triumphs of the past year, I encourage each of you to share your own memorable moments and highlights. It’s these personal stories that truly define the essence of our soccer community.
Our beloved sport has shown remarkable resilience in the face of the COVID crisis, and I am inspired by the determination and passion displayed by everyone involved. As we look ahead to 2024, let’s continue to build on this momentum and make our soccer community even stronger.
and for those planning an outing, attending an MLS match can be a thrilling experience. Having been to BMO Stadium in LA and Pay Pall Park in San Jose, I can attest that both are worth the visit.
As we approach Christmas and the New Year, may the festive spirit bring joy to your homes and hearts. Thank you for being an integral part of our soccer family, and here’s to a year filled with exciting challenges and rewarding victories.
John Hodgson is the Commissioner for the California Youth Soccer Association, District VII