Renewed Hope and Optimism


Leela Kuikel

Country Represented


Home Field

4th and Shunk and FDR Park

September 11, 2016

Bhutan 3 - Sudan 3

September 18, 2016

Bhutan 1 - Guatemala 9

September 25, 2016

Bhutan 0 - Ukraine 6

Club History

What is your name, country you represent, and home field?

I am Leela N. Kuikel representing Bhutan, our team plays at 4th and Shunk and FDR Park.

How did you hear about Unity Cup?

We heard about the Unity Cup from the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Initial impressions of unity cup


Why are you passionate about soccer?

Soccer is a big game regardless of where our community comes from.

What is your connection to the team you are playing for?

I am the manager of Team Bhutan.

Is there someone you identify with as they biggest influence in your community either through soccer or in some other way?

Youngsters who are doing well in soccer, good example for the kids and there are other many people who have substantial influence in different fields, social service, volunteering etc.

Is there someone in your community you look up to? 

I look up to many senior community leaders who are helping the community with their service and advice.

What do you love about living in Philadelphia?

Diversity is what I love about living in Philadelphia.

Do you participate in other leagues or tournaments?

Team Bhutan does participate in 4-5 Bhutanese tournaments in different cities.

Can you provide a tagline or quote for your community/team?

Renewed Hope and Optimism

Where do you get your information?

We get our information from Email, Internet and new outlets.

How are you promoting your team? How are you bringing the team together?

We are emphasizing the motivation to make a difference in the new land.

If someone wanted to learn more about your team and cultural heritage where they go?



Unity Cup

Round One