Stories, Interviews, and Highlights

Coming Soon…

Chasing Goals Documentary 

In July of 2023, the Global FC U17 team traveled to Minnesota for the USA Cup! A film crew followed their experience, and chronicled the amazing stories of the youth and coaches involved.

Check out the official website and check back for updates regarding the film’s premiere!

Mariya Goodbrake – Executive Director of Global FC: Long Road to Freedom

Global FC: Hope In Play

Global FC: Refugee Stories

KMBC: Global FC is Changing Lives

Global FC x Capelli Sports

Interview with Abdikadir Hirsi

Soccer Program Highlights

Mentor Program Highlights

Education Program Highlight

Awards & Recognition

Global FC Executive Director, Mariya Goodbrake, honored as the winner of the United Nations Association of KC “World Citizen of the Year”

  • Kansas City Current, Global FC win 2022 Nationwide Community Impact Award
  • 2022 NWSL Nationwide Community Impact Winner
  • 2022 KC Current Community Impact Organization
  • 2022 Missouri Show Me Service Award winner
  • 2020 Grand prize for the best live action short film. Cosponsored by Empower Women Media and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation – Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake, Global FC Executive Director
  • 2019 Volunteer of the Year -KSYSA Liz Niederhauser
  • 2019 World Citizen of the Year -Global FC Founder and Executive Director Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake
  • 2018 Religious Freedom Short Film Competition (South Korea)(Finalist)
  • 2017 Special Recognition Award, Heartland Soccer Association
  • 2017 Sporting KC Community MVP Award: Mariya D Goodbrake (Kansas City, winner)
  • 2016 Community Outreach Award -Kansas State Soccer/ Heartland Soccer Association
  • 2015 Volunteer of the year, KSYSA Peter Weaver

Press & Publications