There seems to be little taboo about being transgender, she is simply one of the team and the community, offering a warming insight to the culture's openness and level of acceptance. Rongen, who was the only coach to respond to the advert put out by the United States Soccer Federation, is portrayed as the team's saviour. His passion for the sport is apparent from the off, but more than that, he embraces the ethos of the culture, and translates it into tactics for improving the team. Tragically, Rongen lost his daughter in a car accident. Without being exploitative, it's covered in the film as a way to show - once again - how the game brings people together. This is a documentary about humanity at its best, and makes a refreshing break from the negative news stories that so often blight the world of football. Tender, charming and made with substantial care, Next Goal Wins celebrates the cliché that it's not about winning, but the taking part.