Open Soccer Manifesto


Soccer is not only the most beautiful game in the world. It is also a powerful force to build bridges among people.

We use soccer to build an open community. A community open to people any race, gender, status, religion, education, language, or anything else.

Soccer is based some fundamental values: fair play, team work, leadership, and discipline. Fair play means respect. Respecting the rules. Respecting team mates, opponents, and referees. Team work means being part of something bigger. Prioritizing collective over individual. Helping the group to achieve the common goal. Leadership means responsibility. Making decisions for the good of the group. Taking risks for the group. Discipline means concentration, training, and health. Talent is never enough to win. No victory can be achieved without hard work. We believe that playing soccer helps understand these values. And these values help make an open community.