For the first time in the brief four-year history of the Unity Cup, team bye weeks (off weeks) have been in play as part of the tournament. While this enables teams to rest injured players and enjoy vacation, it also totally changes the dynamic for the final weekend of group matches. Let’s take a look 

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Winners: Newcomers to the Tournament Burkina Faso and Palestine are both 2-0 and are moving onto the knock-out rounds. Burkina Faso has a greater opportunity to be a top-6 seed, with a bye into the round of 16 if they can knock off Italy. Palestine will definitely be in the knock-out round, but their path 

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Winners: Vietnam and South Korea Who would have guessed Vietnam would be on a two-game Unity Cup win streak? Even more unlikely, they have knocked off consecutive African nations (Kenya and Togo). Team Vietnam has grown every year, and the commitment to soccer in not just the Vietnamese, but entire Asian community, is paying dividends. 

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Group J: Ukraine, Morocco, Argentina, Poland Group J is going to be a very interesting group to watch. Led by Ukraine, Group J also includes Poland, who is returning after a two-year hiatus, as well as Morocco and Argentina, both of whom missed the knockout round by tiebreakers last year. We believe Ukraine will make 

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Group G: Ireland, Democratic Republic of Congo, Peru, Myanmar Group G could be a surprising group in this year’s group stage. We expect Ireland to advance with ease, but the second team to come out of the group could end up being a tossup. Congo was in a tough group last year with Puerto Rico 

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Group D: Honduras, Kenya, Guatemala, Turkey In this year’s Group D, we have a clear cut favorite to win the group in Honduras. Honduras always comes out and wins games in the group stage, but they have struggled making any noise in the knockout rounds. Will this be the year that this trend changes? Competing 

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Group A: USA, Lesotho, Venezuela, Bosnia Herzegovina This year in Group A, we have some Unity Cup veterans with one of the new teams on the block. USA is back for another year, looking to avenge their 3 straight knockout round losses to Liberia and finally take home the Unity Cup. Venezuela is out for 

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On Friday, August 2, we’ll launch our fourth Philadelphia International Unity Cup tournament at Northeast High School (1601 Cottman Avenue, 19111). Please note: The event location has been moved from Ramp Playground to the Northeast High School supersite. Come enjoy: The first-ever opening ceremony with representatives from the tournament’s 52 teams Food Music Activities for 

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Draw event results

On June 7, Mayor Jim Kenney, City officials, and partners hosted a ceremony at the Independence Visitor Center to draw teams for the opening rounds of the fourth annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup presented by Goya. 2019 Group Draw Results Group A: USA, Lesotho, Venezuela, Bosnia Herzegovina Group B: Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Palestine, Lithuania Group 

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The fourth annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup will kick off in August. 52 teams will compete in this year’s soccer tournament. In order to determine which teams will play against each other in the group stage, the Unity Cup will host a draw event in early June. Please join us on Friday, June 7 at 

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