I am an avid soccer fan, and have been since my freshman year in college when I saw my African classmates playing it on the campus lawn. And now the City of Philadelphia is hosting its own UNITY CUP - being partly sponsored by Goya Foods.
Lincoln University used to have one of the finest varsity championship soccer teams - primarily comprised of African and Caribbean students - with a handful of African American brothers as well. We came in second place in the International World Cup. It's a tradition that needs to be reinstated at the school - which has a significant African student population.
But while that is getting under way, this is the next best thing. For those of you who are avid soccer fans like myself, I know where you'll be this week end and for the next few weekends to come. I'm looking forward to it.
Below is the press release received from the Mayor's office and the link to the Unity Cup Schedule.