Frequently Asked Questions
The Soccer Tour is an eight month, 20,000 mile road trip created by soccer enthusiast and communications professional Steven Bernasconi to explore all levels of the sport across the diverse North American soccer landscape.
Nothing like The Soccer Tour exists. Soccer is experiencing tremendous growth — and growing pains — at all levels in the United States and Canada. Amazing things are happening and I want to see them for myself and share them with others.
I’ll be driving solo through North America and producing content as I go. The goals: (1) take in a home game for all 22 Major League Soccer teams, (2) visit the city, meet with supporters, and speak with the other men’s and women’s professional teams in the U.S. and Canada, and (3) check out some of the interesting things happening in the semi-pro and amateur leagues and share my findings through digital and social media.
The content that will come from The Soccer Tour is almost limitless. Daily photo and episodic videos documenting my travels and telling the stories of our clubs and their supporters will comprise the bulk of social media posts. Other content, like blog entries and interviews will be posted on thesoccertour.com
I do not have any major sponsors, nor am I getting paid to do this. Circle K is helping out with gas, Continental hooked me up with new tires, and Honda gave The Soccer Odyssey (what I call the van) service. My generous patrons are helping fund the journey. The Soccer Tour is purely a project of passion. If you are interested in sponsoring The Soccer Tour, drop a line on the contact page here
There are numerous ways in which followers of The Soccer Tour can contribute. I’m looking for sponsors, hosts, collaborators, and really anyone that can lend a hand to the project or has an interest in meeting up. Share my passion for the sport? Feature in a video, invite me to take part in your club’s traditions, or spread some local wisdom on me. Click here
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February 2017 in my hometown of sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The final MLS game on The Soccer Tour schedule is in Los Angeles on October 15 for the fixture between the LA Galaxy and Minnesota United FC. Will there be more stops after that? Possibly.
to see The Soccer Tour schedule. Some dates and cities might be subject to change.
Not entirely, but that’s half the fun. For me, the trip will be a foray into many unknown areas, and will require the help and support of complete strangers. I hope to develop and grow over the course of the journey, as a media and communications professional and as a person.