By: Mauricio Garcia
Do you have a home field where you practice or play regularly?
What made you interested in participating in the Unity Cup?
Soccer is the national sport in Colombia, and as a whole we are very passionate about soccer. Being able to unite with others in friendly competition is all the more fun.
What was your favorite moment from last year’s tournament?
Going to each game and seeing the communities come together. The culmination exercise (Parade of Nations) was also a favorite moment in showing our pride.
How did your team come together?
Our team has come together from playing for years in different leagues in the tri-state area.
Can you tell us a bit about the rest of your team?
The rest comes from word of mouth from other players, as well as tryouts.
What does soccer mean to your community?
Passion, recreation, exercise, competition, friends, family
How do you think soccer in general (and the Unity Cup in particular) promotes inclusivity?
It includes everyone who enjoys the sport– it has no boundaries.
What places or groups in Philadelphia would you recommend to someone if they wanted to learn more about the culture of the country your team represents?
Accion Colombia: nonprofit social organization
Restaurants: On Charcoal (6516 Castor Ave., 19149), Fabio’s Chicken (4805 N Front St., 19120), Delicias Criollas Bakery (6039 Castor Ave., 19149), Tierra Colombiana (4535 North 5th St., 19140)
What’s one thing you wish more people knew about your team’s country?
We are proud, competitive, and friendly.