GOOOOOOOOOOL!!! (10 (ten) O's - it makes it hard
to find online if there are a multiple spellings) started in 1999.
For a long time now, there have been plenty of great pick-up games
at the beginning of the Fall semester at Carnegie Mellon; but
before long, the big crowds stopped showing up, it got harder
and harder to find a game, and those who continued to look decided
there should be some organization. So a few people put together
an electronic mailing list and soon decided they might as well
become an official organization.
What the GOOOOOOOOOOL!!! leadership (presently Robert Hunter)
does is determine how many pick-up games to organize each week
and when to have them, based on attendance and polling, and then
invite the members to show up to the games. The GOOOOOOOOOOL!!!
members show up to games, play soccer, and occasionally provide
feedback on how they think things are going. We have tossed around
ideas including having a tournament or two, raising money for
charity, and doing some soccer oriented outreach, but we haven't
brought any of them to fruition.
There are more than 200 people on the email list,
about 25 that show up regularly that are on the email list, and
sometimes as many as 60 that show up to play that are not members.
We have no requirements at all as far as membership goes. You
don't have to be a member to play. There's no cost to join. Becoming
a member just means adding your email address to our list. You
can subscribe to/unsubscribe from the list at https://lists.andrew.cmu.edu/mailman/listinfo/gooooooooool-club