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Thanks for covering the issue of soccer fields (“Kicking and Screaming,” 10/3).

There is obviously a shortage of legitimate recreational activities for children in the District of Columbia. Part of this is the lack of playing space; part of this is the sad lack of support from the business community, which is usually a primary source of support in most communities.

But the issue of having suburbanites play here and use up “our” space is bogus. I am a D.C. resident whose girls have played and still play at District schools. For the past five years, they (and a number of their teammates) have played on Bethesda teams and have played no games on D.C. fields.

People who attempt to segregate D.C. residents into a community hostage to our own bureaucrats do a substantial disservice to the families that live and work in our city.

Adams Morgan