Overcoming Obstacles: Emily Returns to Travel Soccer

Open Goal Project

this past weekend, two years after suffering a knee injury playing travel soccer, Emily (left) took the field again alongside Jessica, another longtime Open Goal Project programming participant, with her DC Stoddert team in a tournament in Maryland.

it’s widely known that the drop off for girls playing soccer competitively as they get older is steep, and with the obstacles many of our players face off the field, the challenge to stay engaged and continue playing is even greater. that’s why seeing Emily return to play this weekend was that much more special.

thank you for helping open goals⚽️❤️⚽️

Amir Lowery