Genesis FC, a team of African immigrants and refugees from Des Moines, Iowa, traveled to Target USA CUP earlier this summer. I previously wrote about Genesis FC before the team arrived at USA CUP, read the full story here! During the tournament, USA CUP Correspondent Tim McNiff and I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the team along with the head coach and Co-Founder of Genesis Youth Foundation, Sam Gabriel.
Genesis FC definitely brought their A-game. The players’ drive and desire to make Iowa proud carried the team through both early games, where they won by lopsided scores both times. Genesis FC lost their championship game but put up a great fight and left it all out on the field. We are extremely proud of Genesis FC, and we hope to see them back at USA CUP in 2022! Watch the video above to learn more about Genesis FC’s mission and their experience at Target USA CUP.