Unity Cup International Philadelphia

Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00am - Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:59pm
Location: 
Philadelphia
United States

On April 15, 2016, City of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the inaugural Philadelphia International Unity Cup, a soccer tournament that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the “City of Brotherly Love” through the worldwide appeal of soccer.

“When you bring people together around one commonality, it’s the foundation for important cultural exchange and understanding that increases tolerance across the city.” Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia

The 32-team World Cup-style soccer tournament will be composed mainly of diverse immigrant groups across Philadelphia.
The tournament is a cooperative effort among several municipal departments, chief among them the City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
The tournament ends with a final championship game on November 5, 2016, held at Citizens Bank Park.
 

2016 Unity Cup teams:
North America: United States, Mexico
Caribbean: Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
Africa: Cape Verde, Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan
Asia: Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, South Korea, Vietnam
Europe: Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine
South America: Argentina, Colombia
Central America: Guatemala, Honduras

Categories
Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2017 events
Event Type: 
Community Events
Topic: 
Sports