Last year, 13 players from Eritrea's national soccer team defected while playing in a tournament in Tanzania.
Several of those players have since ended up in Houston, Texas under a US refugee resettlement program.
Dario Lipovac is the resettlement coordinator for the YMCA in Houston.
He's also a soccer fanatic.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Lipovac and former national Eritrean soccer player, Daniel Ogbagebriel Etbarek.