It's not always easy to find enough people to put together a competetive soccer match, but John Fillman is doing his best to change that in the north Chicago suburbs.
"There's a lot of really good, well organized, sponsored organizations that pick up soccer in Chicago and in the northwest suburbs," Fillman said. "But up North there wasn't really anything except formal leagues. So we decided this would be a great opportunity for us to all expand. It's doing great and I just want to keep it going."
The club puts together teams for indoor leagues in the winter and also hosts activities in areas like Highland Park and Buffalo Grove. But if you're looking for a good game in Deerfield, you can head to every Wednesday night from 7-9 pm. The club generally attracts anywhere from 35-45 players from as far away as Hoffman Estates and Chicago.
"We probably draw from about a 40-50 mile radius," North Shore Club Member Guy Iantoni said. "Guys are just coming out to play pick-up soccer and it's a great time and great skill level. We play for about two hours, have a great time and then go relax and have a couple beers."
For more information on the North Shore Soccer Club, click on the video link above.