Two years ago these girls weren't playing competitive soccer. This year, they'll be traveling across the country doing just that.
how about some GOOD news?! meet Precious and Ariana. just a couple of years ago, the only organized soccer these two supremely talented young ladies were playing after school was through DC SCORES. fast forward to now: with the support of Open Goal Project and our fiscal sponsor DC SCORES, Precious and Ariana will be playing this coming year on McLean's ECNL team, one of the top youth girls teams in the area. the program they'll be playing with sends the vast majority of their players off to play soccer at Division I universities. this season, Precious and Ariana's team will compete in matches and tournaments across the country, including in North Carolina, Florida and Arizona. with the support of our community, we've been able to help put Precious and Ariana in a position to capitalize on their natural potential. we can't wait for the season to begin and to see where they go from here. click here to help us open even more goals for talented youth players like Precious and Ariana!

how about some GOOD news?! meet Precious and Ariana. just a couple of years ago, the only organized soccer these two supremely talented young ladies were playing after school was through DC SCORES.

fast forward to now: with the support of Open Goal Project and our fiscal sponsor DC SCORES, Precious and Ariana will be playing this coming year on McLean's ECNL team, one of the top youth girls teams in the area. the program they'll be playing with sends the vast majority of their players off to play soccer at Division I universities. this season, Precious and Ariana's team will compete in matches and tournaments across the country, including in North Carolina, Florida and Arizona.

with the support of our community, we've been able to help put Precious and Ariana in a position to capitalize on their natural potential. we can't wait for the season to begin and to see where they go from here.

click here to help us open even more goals for talented youth players like Precious and Ariana!

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Open Goal Project meets FC Barcelona!
what a day! after taking a Open Goal Project field trip to watch FC Barcelona training at FedEx Field, we were able to meet the players! here's one of our boys, Lenin, snapping a selfie with the one and only Lionel Messi: a night we'll never forget!

what a day! after taking a Open Goal Project field trip to watch FC Barcelona training at FedEx Field, we were able to meet the players!

here's one of our boys, Lenin, snapping a selfie with the one and only Lionel Messi: a night we'll never forget!

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Edgar in Costa Rica!
from Costa Rica with LOVE: we're loving this photo of one of our players Edgar mid-training while on his soccer-service summer trip with our partners at WOZA soccer! it's Edgar's first trip internationally and we couldn't be more excited for him. Edgar is our third Open Goal Project player to go on their very first international trip this summer, because of your support. thank you for helping open goals all summer and all year long. grab your own LOVE tank, shirt or hoodie on our website-each unit sold helps provide opportunities on and off the field for talented young soccer players in DC.

from Costa Rica with LOVE: we're loving this photo of one of our players Edgar mid-training while on his soccer-service summer trip with our partners at WOZA soccer! it's Edgar's first trip internationally and we couldn't be more excited for him. Edgar is our third Open Goal Project player to go on their very first international trip this summer, because of your support. thank you for helping open goals all summer and all year long.

grab your own LOVE tank, shirt or hoodie on our website-each unit sold helps provide opportunities on and off the field for talented young soccer players in DC.

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Francisco is in Malawi!
we sent one of our players, Francisco, away for his first time on a plane to head to Malawi for a soccer-service trip with OGP partner WOZA Soccer. it's was Francisco's first trip out of the country.  of all the players we've worked with to date, Francisco has been the one who has grown the most. on the field and, more importantly, off the field, he has evolved as a player and, more importantly as a person. we are confident that this latest once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will continue to help Francisco see what's beyond Columbia Heights and provide new perspective as he continues to grow. we can't thank you enough again for the ongoing support: this kid deserves this incredible opportunity and these experiences are having life-changing impact. 

we sent one of our players, Francisco, away for his first time on a plane to head to Malawi for a soccer-service trip with OGP partner WOZA Soccer. it's was Francisco's first trip out of the country. 


of all the players we've worked with to date, Francisco has been the one who has grown the most. on the field and, more importantly, off the field, he has evolved as a player and, more importantly as a person.

we are confident that this latest once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will continue to help Francisco see what's beyond Columbia Heights and provide new perspective as he continues to grow.

we can't thank you enough again for the ongoing support: this kid deserves this incredible opportunity and these experiences are having life-changing impact. 

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Pito goes to Barcelona
we wished one of our Open Goal Project players, Pito, farewell as he heads to Barcelona for a week with his travel team. in Barcelona they will experience the culture of Spain, visit the home of Pito's favorite team, FC Barcelona, and compete in an international youth club tournament. this will be Pito's first time on an airplane and with your support, Open Goal Project was able to help cover the costs and help coordinate this incredible excursion. Pito is our second of three OGP players heading on their first ever international soccer trips this summer. whether you have made a donation to our organization, bought one of our branded LOVE shirts, have helped spread the word or even have just said encouraging words, thank you for the incredible ongoing support-support that empowers our players and make dreams realities. from playing in Columbia Heights to visiting Camp Nou stadium, Pito is going to Barcelona. simply amazing: thank you for helping open goals!

we wished one of our Open Goal Project players, Pito, farewell as he heads to Barcelona for a week with his travel team. in Barcelona they will experience the culture of Spain, visit the home of Pito's favorite team, FC Barcelona, and compete in an international youth club tournament. this will be Pito's first time on an airplane and with your support, Open Goal Project was able to help cover the costs and help coordinate this incredible excursion.

Pito is our second of three OGP players heading on their first ever international soccer trips this summer. whether you have made a donation to our organization, bought one of our branded LOVE shirts, have helped spread the word or even have just said encouraging words, thank you for the incredible ongoing support-support that empowers our players and make dreams realities.

from playing in Columbia Heights to visiting Camp Nou stadium, Pito is going to Barcelona.
simply amazing: thank you for helping open goals!

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Open Goal players attend DC United ID camp
one thing that's often overlooked when it comes to leveling the playing for youth soccer players regardless of their socio-economic status is the need to actively seek out college recruitment opportunities and chances to be seen by college coaches. id camps that college coaches attend cost hundreds of dollars for players, disposable income that low-income families just don't have. with that piece of our mission in mind, this past week open goal project was able to team up with dc united to get three of our players to their two-day college id camp. we believe opportunities like this one are vital to our high-school aged players taking the next step.

one thing that's often overlooked when it comes to leveling the playing for youth soccer players regardless of their socio-economic status is the need to actively seek out college recruitment opportunities and chances to be seen by college coaches.

id camps that college coaches attend cost hundreds of dollars for players, disposable income that low-income families just don't have. with that piece of our mission in mind, this past week open goal project was able to team up with dc united to get three of our players to their two-day college id camp.

we believe opportunities like this one are vital to our high-school aged players taking the next step.

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