FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16, 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Upon the conclusion of the first annual Summit for American Soccer in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 10, 2018, participants agreed to release the following joint statement.

These are principles that our clubs believe are essential to the success of soccer in America:

We strive to give players the chance to play the world’s game by the world’s rules

Clubs should be primary in our soccer ecosystem

We support the idea of supporter ownership

Our commitment to our communities is permanent

Our clubs are about more than just soccer

We, the undersigned, will continue to work to promote these principles in our teams, in our communities and in our leagues.

AFC Ann Arbor

AFC Mobile

Asheville City SC

Atlanta Silverbacks

Atlantic City FC

Bearfight FC

Boca Raton FC

Boston City FC

Charlotte FC

Chattanooga FC

Detroit City FC

Duluth FC

First Team Soccer (Atlanta)

Fort Worth Vaqueros

Gold Coast Inter AFC

Greenville FC

Harpos FC

Hartford City FC

Jacksonville Armada FC

Kingston Stockade

Little Rock Rangers SC

LK St. Clair Soccer

Lone Star FC

Med City FC

Miami FC

Miami United FC

Nebraska Bugeaters

Northshore United FC

Oakland County FC

Oakland Pro Soccer

Old Bhoys

Orange County

Philadelphia Fury

St. Louis Club Atletico

Tulsa Athletic

ABOUT THE SUMMIT FOR AMERICAN SOCCER

Hosted in Chattanooga, TN, the Summit for American Soccer set the table for a passionate and committed group of peers to come together to discuss the shared challenges and opportunities facing their organizations. Over 60 attendees from across the US came, representing a wide variety of soccer clubs, leagues, supporter groups and soccer-centric organizations. For a day and a half they joined to discuss how to have sustainable business models, stable leagues, quality opponents and enthusiastic support in their communities.

FOR MORE INFORMATIONOR IF YOUR CLUB WANTS TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST:

Contact: Tim Kelly, Chattanooga FC

tim@chattanoogafc.com

423-593-3434