BOSTON UNITY CUP
BUILDING A STRONGER BOSTON THROUGH SPORT
The Boston Unity Cup is a city-wide adult soccer tournament celebrating Boston’s diverse community around a shared passion for sport.
Hosted in collaboration with local leaders, community organizations, non-profit programs, and the City of Boston Mayor’s Office, the Boston Unity Cup is a testament to the power of partnership and what our city can do when we come together.
2023 tournament games were held in June & July at Carter Fields on Columbus Ave in Roxbury adjacent to the Northeastern University campus.
Stay tuned for information on the 2024 tournament!
"Boston is a city of champions with an unwavering commitment to building community for all. The communities represented in this tournament are a reflection of Boston being a global city where everyone can come together to work, play and support each other. I’m thrilled to support the Boston Unity Cup that uses soccer as a vehicle to spread joy and build connections."
Mayor Wu, City of Boston
Boston Unity Cup is a city-wide adult soccer tournament celebrating Boston’s diverse community around a shared passion for sport. Teams can register for either the men's or women's division representing the nation of their heritage. All games are 7v7, played with two 25min halves, and registration is FREE.
The 2023 Boston Unity Cup has come to a close - check out the photos from this year's tournament!
WOMEN'S TEAM HONDURAS
MEN'S TEAM MADAGASCAR
This summer's participating nations included:
Africa: Tigray Region, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Cape Verde, Egypt, Sudan
Asia: China, Vietnam, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan
Europe: Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, France
North America: USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala
South America: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru
Our Men's Division featured 24 teams while our Women's Division featured 8 teams.
Sunday, June 25, 2023 | Tournament Kickoff Celebration
All teams will play as part of the day | Youth clinic hosted in partnership with the New England Revolution and Special Olympics | Celebratory parade of nations | Neighborhood block party featuring food trucks, local performances, and our annual Resource Fair
8:00am - 3:00pm Game Play
10:00am - 3:00pm Street Festival
10:15am Parade of Nations
11:00am - 1:00pm Youth Jamboree presented by the New England Revolution in partnership with Special Olympics of MA
11:00am - 1:00pm City of Boston Resource Fair
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 27 - July 20, 2023 | Group Stage Play
Games will be held between 6:30-9:00pm at Carter Fields (709 Columbus Ave in Roxbury, MA)
Sunday, July 23, 2023 | Tournament Finals + Trophy Celebration
Participating teams will play in knockout round stages between 8:00am-3:00pm at Carter Fields (709 Columbus Ave in Roxbury, MA). The day will also feature a youth clinic hosted in partnership with Boston Dream and trophy ceremonies for the men's and women's division winners.
"We're representing different countries but the people playing are all from various parts of the world. It's just so diverse, it's lovely. I love it."
- Raquel Franco, Team Brazil co-captain
We believe in the power of sport, the strength of community, and the impact of partnership.
Join us in 2023 and be a part of a moment like no other in Boston!
Unique for Boston, celebrates varied ethnicities and cultures together
Immigrant and diverse populations connect, interact, and learn about each other while representing themselves
Celebrate competition that builds bridges, trust, and relationships
TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
The Boston Unity Cup first kicked off in 2018 with 16 teams in a coed division. Since then, the event has since grown to 28+ teams representing 22+ countries in both men's and women's divisions.
To celebrate sport as the great equalizer, promoting sportsmanship and community through competition and camaraderie
To create an experience where all are welcome in celebration of that which makes us different and that which makes us the same
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. “
~ Nelson Mandela