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Lights, camera, Monarchs | South Philly Review

A documentary will celebrate a West Passyunk-based girls’ soccer team.

By Joseph Myers
Posted Aug. 25, 2011

The Anderson Monarchs have conquered many foes, including racism, in their 13 years. A notable filmmaker will look to bring their inspirational story to the masses next year with a full-length examination of their handling of all opposition.

Photo by Rob Torney

Rain rushed the Soccer Sisters United Soccer Club off Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St., Friday evening, sending 17 sets of talented legs scampering. Securing shelter mattered more than converting kicks for one night, but the nation next year will learn the girls have forged quests with setting and netting literal and figurative goals.

A documentary will laud the African-American youngsters, who have extended their predecessors’ legacy as gifted athletes hoping to overcome stereotypes and scarce resources to achieve greatness.

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