Farview soccer players and coaches left to right: Foua Thao, coach Ger Vue, Pichai Thao, Tong Yang, Kongcheng Her, Leng Chang, Chimeng Yang, Kenny Vang, Houa Chang, Huey Lee, Pheng Vue, Andrew Thao, Xai Thao.
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 18, 2012) — Farview 13u Hmong Soccer Team was presented the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation League Citywide Good Sportsmanship Award last week.
Farview Park is located in North Minneapolis. All the players are Hmong, and most came to the United States from Thailand’s Wat Tham Krabok refugee camp in 2004 and 2005
The Minneapolis park board presented Farview 13u with the Good Sportsmanship Award. The team selected from 115 soccer teams that competed in the Minneapolis Parks soccer league.
According to Minneapolis Parks soccer director Peter Jaeger, there is one sportsmanship award handed out for the entire 2011 soccer season in the MPRB to the team that demonstrates the most sportsmanship.
“From the way they play, win, lose and act before and after the games; from the coaches to the players and fans this team has exemplified the attributes we need to recognize as an organization,” Jaeger said. “It is our chance to thank them for participating and setting a good example for all the teams that participate in the MPRB Soccer Program.”