Stories, Interviews, and Highlights

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