Philadelphia International Unity Cup

Global Philadelphia Association is proud to sponsor the Philadelphia International Unity Cup. 

A World Cup-style tournament held over several months, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer.

In 2016, with the help of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Mayor Jim Kenney gave life to the brainchild he had hoped could bring Philadelphia’s immigrant communities together, celebrate the city’s diversity, and foster a love of soccer in future generations. His idea, a World Cup-style tournament held over several months, was introduced as the Philadelphia International Unity Cup.

In its first year, 32 teams representing countries from all over the world competed in Unity Cup games across the city. A championship game between teams Ivory Coast and Liberia took place at Citizens Bank Park, with Ivory Coast emerging the victor.

The 2018 tournament consists of 52 teams from all over the world. New teams to the tournament this year include Albania, England, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Belize, El Salvador, Peru, Mali, Gambia, Guinea, and Kenya.

The Championship Game will culminate on October 13, 2018, at the Talen Energy Stadium, which is home to the Philadelphia Union team. The winning team will receive a trophy, jackets, and the bragging rights that most teams desire.
 
Sponsored by GOYA and the Philadelphia Union soccer team, the tournament has become a celebration of inclusiveness, diversity, and friendly competition amongst the Philadelphia futball community.
 
All games, including the championship, are free for spectators.

Keep up with the latest game schedules and scores at https://unitycup.phila.gov/.