Ballistic turns 40 | September 5, 2008 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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Cover Story - September 5, 2008

Ballistic turns 40

Ballistic United Soccer Club celebrates four decades, moves toward future

by Elyssa Thome

Tomorrow morning, hundreds of children will march through downtown Pleasanton dressed in soccer uniforms and costumes. For some children, it will be the first time they get to participate in the local tradition. For many other players and coaches, they can't remember a time before the event was part of their lives. For people who have nothing to do with soccer but still sit on porches or line the streets, it's another hometown tradition to enjoy. For the Ballistic United Soccer Club, this parade will mark the beginning of the 40th youth soccer season for Pleasanton's boys.

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Posted by Bret Bevilacqua
a resident of Castlewood
on Oct 10, 2008 at 3:32 pm

The cover story about the BUSC. Just for the record about the patches that were displayed. There were three different types of patches from 1968-1973. You are missing two of them. I actually have them. I was the goalkeeper of the first state cup championship team. I hold two state cup championships and a Gold Cup championship.