By: Vasilios Psarras
Do you have a home field where you practice or play regularly?
We play and practice at various fields in Delco, PA.
What made you interested in participating in the Unity Cup?
This is our second year. We loved the experience last year and are enjoying it so far this year. When looking at the list of teams that participate in the Cup, it gives you the feeling that this tournament is like a mini World Cup. And who wouldn’t want to be in it, especially during the year of the real World Cup?
For returning teams: what was your favorite moment from last year’s tournament?
Every bit of the experience was fantastic, from our preparations to the final game and the trophy presentations.
How did your team come together?
We put the team together through a combination of tryouts and players that play in local soccer leagues.
Can you tell us a bit about the rest of your team?
Our team is made up of a bunch of soccer maniacs that love the Unity Cup and can’t wait to compete in it!
What does soccer mean to your community?
Besides being a sport, it’s a social event, too. It’s an opportunity to get together and catch up with the people you haven’t seen in a while.
How do you think soccer in general (and the Unity Cup in particular) promotes inclusivity?
Any time people as diverse as the participants of this tournament can get together like this, they use soccer as a common language to bond and interact. They will then cherish the relationships that soccer helped create, and a lot of times, continue to interact in other aspects of life. Many sports have this aspect, but especially soccer because it is universally popular. It’s unique in that it attracts people from more diverse backgrounds.
What places in Philadelphia would you recommend to someone if they wanted to learn more about the culture of the country your team represents?
The Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia.