[Brooklyn soccer league team], circa 1991, V19188.8.131.52; Photography collection, V1989.2.8; Brooklyn Historical Society.
This summer, soccer fans across the globe are celebrating the return of the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia. In a major upset, the United States men’s national soccer team didn’t qualify this year, but Brooklynites are fortunate to have access to dozens of opportunities to watch the matches throughout the day, accompanied by all nationalities represented and the fervor of the world’s adoration for the sport. The New York Times
created a guide
on where to watching the 2018 World Cup in New York City, including several spots in Brooklyn. Next summer, we can look forward to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, hosted by France.
The photo of the week by Antonio Ponton depicts a youth soccer team in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, around 1991. To view more sports-related photographs from the BHS collection, check out this gallery.
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