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Team Liberia captures third straight Unity Cup trophy

Team Liberia topped Team USA 3-0 in the final at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday

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Talen Energy Stadium held the fourth final of the Philadelphia International Unity Cup on October 12, where Team Liberia defended their title against Team USA with a 3-0 victory.

The Unity Cup, the annual event started by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in 2016, is a World Cup-style tournament that is meant to unite the city’s neighborhoods and celebrate its diverse immigrant communities through soccer, according to the tournament’s website. With 52 teams representing nations across the globe, these several months are huge for those involved in the event.

Team Liberia, which has made it to all four finals, opened the game on a high note as they scored seven minutes into the game to take the lead against Team USA, making it the only goal before halftime. The team would end up scoring two goals in the second, clinching a third straight Unity Cup title in the process.

Daniel Yallah, a Philadelphia Union Academy and YSC Academy grad who is battling liver cancer, made a cameo in the second half.

As the Unity Cup comes to a close, the tournament proved to be another successful way to unite the city of Brotherly Love through the world’s most popular and beautiful game.