Cleats are optional, and sometimes depend on the field. Most are more comfortable WITH cleats. SHIN GUARDS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. .
Generally, recreational pick-up soccer is a fun activity, not competitive. With this group, attracting any random person over the internet, I expect it to be extremely friendly and have an emphasis on fun and exercise rather than competition. We'll play for 2-3 hours. We'll voluntarily split into two teams, set up goals, and play.
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