Does your country have a saying/slogan?
Unity will make us stronger.
Can you tell us about your team’s makeup? How did your team come together?
Team Vietnam comes together from the tri-state area and all ages, and we welcome anyone, not just Vietnamese. I formed the team through social media, and we get together with pickup games. [We’re] looking forward to competitive games this year.
How do you think soccer in general (and the Unity Cup in particular) promotes inclusivity?
Soccer is a world sport. The Unity Cup brings us closer and helps bridge the gap and also helps us realize that not everyone looks alike or comes from one country but many countries.
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?
South Philadelphia and Northeast Philly are filled with restaurants: Pho Ha, Nam Phuong, and Ga Vang at 6th Street and Washington Avenue. I would recommend Ga Vang restaurant.
What’s one thing you wish more people knew about your team’s country?
We are hardworking people, we love businesses, our food tastes yummy, and our culture is beautiful. Thanks, America, and thanks, Philadelphia, for welcoming us. Let’s go, Team Vietnam!