What are your names, and what’s your home field location?
We are Kennick Willie, Ryan Landrico and Abdul Halim. We typically practice at Penn Park and James Ace Adams Field.
How did you hear about the Unity Cup?
We heard about the Unity Cup from the Indonesian Diaspora Network of Greater Philadelphia area through Sinta Hite and Hani White.
What were your initial impressions when you heard about the Unity Cup?
We were very excited. It is an opportunity for us to represent our country.
Why are you so passionate about soccer?
This is a game that we’ve played since we were young, and it was some of our dreams to become professional soccer players.
What is your connection to the team you are playing for?
We are all Indonesian immigrants and most of us are first generation here in the United States.
Is there someone you identify with as the biggest influence in your community, either through soccer or in some other way?
Yes, our religious leaders (since we came from different religions), the community leaders and our Indonesian Diaspora leaders.
What do you love about living in Philadelphia?
Some of us have families here, whether they are parents, aunts, uncles or cousins, so we love being near our families in Philadelphia. Moreover, South Philadelphia is like the haven for Indonesian food. We feel like we have better opportunity in Philadelphia to have a career and be what we want to be while staying close to our culture and food.
Do you participate in other leagues and/or tournaments other than the Unity Cup? If so, which ones?
No, our soccer games are typical neighborhood friendlies and non-competitive games or pick-up games.
Is there a tagline or quote that best describes your community?
Bhineka Tunggal Ika or “Unity in Diversity”
Where do you get your information/news from?
We get our information and news from social media, television and through our community.
How are you promoting your team? How are you bringing the team together?
We announced it in our community gatherings, posted on social media, mouth to mouth and through the Indonesian student association called Permias Philadelphia.
To learn more about your team and cultural heritage, where can someone go?
They can contact the Indonesian Diaspora Network of Greater Philadelphia for general culture inquiries but specifically for our traditional dances, they can contact Modero Dance Company.