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I Play for You Podcast Series

We are excited to partner with 651 Sports to share the stories of our athletes and people involved in KFA with you. Their unique journeys through life shed a light on what has shaped them into the young adults they are today. We hope you enjoy their stories.

CONIFA: Interview with Kyle Johnson, Head of Karen FA and MLS Works Community MVP nominee

Kyle Johnson is head of the Karen FA – and has just been nominated for a prestigious MLS Works Community MVP award. Find out more about his work with the Karen FA

Karen Women and Men National Soccer Team I Play for You Tu Lor Eh Paw

Tu Lor Eh Paw Ep 1 and 2

In this episode of the I Play for You Podcast series we speak with Tu Lor about the obstacles she has overcome in life.

Karen Women and Men National Soccer Team I Play for You Chris Tunbaw

Chris Tunbaw Ep 3 and 4

In this episode of the I Play for You Podcast series we speak with Chris Tunbaw about his love for the game.

Karen Women and Men National Soccer Team I Play for You Napoleon

Napoleon Ep 5 and 6

In this episode of the I Play for You Podcast series we speak with Napoleon about his journey to the United States.

Karen Women and Men National Soccer Team I Play for you Lay Lay Zan

Lay Lay Zan Ep 7 and 8

In this episode of the I Play for You podcast we speak with Lay Lay about the importance of keeping her culture.

Chi Chi Ep 9 and 10

In this episode of the I Play for You podcast we speak with Chi Chi about his aspirations of being a role model.

Htee Moo Chaw Ep 11 and 12

In this episode of the I Play for You Podcast series we speak with Htee Moo Chaw about her journey to the US.

Kare 11: Karen Football Association gives athletes an equal playing field

A Minnesota-based nonprofit is working with young refugees, giving them opportunities to play organized soccer.

Fox 9: Minnesota soccer teams represent Karen community on national stage

For one group of high school students, playing futsal – a faster indoor version of soccer – is a way to get their kicks.

Pioneer Press: Karen futsal teams from St. Paul have reached national heights

The Karen community in St. Paul is competing on a grand stage this weekend

Karen Organization of Minnesota: Karen Football Association Finds Success at Nationals and at Home

Things really gained momentum when both the boys’ and girls’ U19 teams punched their tickets to the 2020 Youth Futsal National Championships in Kansas City.

Football Paradise: CONIFA, Gender Equity, and the National Team Giving Karen Athletes a Chance

A new football team is taking root in the all-too-often frozen soil of Minnesota.

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