Does your country have a saying/slogan?
There is not a specific saying, but I can guarantee that we have a saying for everything if you know what I mean.
Can you tell us about your team’s makeup? How did your team come together?
We are a group of friends who become one person when we enter the field, every time we play a ball, every time we train. Most of the boys know each other for many years and through that friendship, we have been able to meet many more wonderful people who are now part of this great family.
How do you think soccer in general (and the Unity Cup in particular) promotes inclusivity?
I think it’s a great project in which we all work to try to achieve the same goal, regardless of race, religion, or the color of your skin. It’s a great way to gather people from all over the world for a love that you have in common— that, in this case, it would be fútbol! Turning your sadness into joy, your fatigue into strength, and your friends into brothers.
What places (such as restaurants or cultural centers) or groups in Philadelphia would you recommend to someone if they wanted to learn more about the culture of the country your team represents?
There are many, but here are a few Colombian businesses: Versatil Services Inc. (multiservices), Cafetino Bakery, La Calenita Bakery, and JRobayo Insurance.
What’s one thing you wish more people would knew about your team’s country?
Unfortunately, as Colombians, the majority of the world characterizes us as drug traffickers, but what they do not know is that Colombians are among the happiest people on earth, that Colombia is the world’s largest producer of emeralds, and has the greatest diversity of birds in the world. We have one Nobel Prize in literature and many things that you will fall in love with. They say that going to Colombia is dangerous, but the only danger that exists is that you may want to stay and live there, as well as our love for fútbol is so big that since we are born, the great majority is born with a fútbol under our arm.