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Faces at the Cup

07/14/2015, 3:15pm CDT
By Media Staff

Our special section where we highlight the unique and special people that make Schwan's USA CUP an experience like no other in youth soccer. We feature players, coaches, parents, volunteers and staff. 

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Joseph Smith  •  Ottawa, Canada  •  Parent, Ottawa Hornets U13

After all the travel and planning, the best part of the tournament is the first touch of the ball. Last year, the Hornets U13 team won their division, so this year’s team has big shoes to fill. 


Liz Olson and Sam Gray  •  Eagan, Minnesota  •  Eagan Wave SC U13

Liz and Sam’s favorite part of the tournament is Opening Ceremonies. It’s like walking out for the Olympics. 


Braden Burds  •  Chisago, Minnesota  •  Lakes United

For Braden, playing against teams from other countries is what makes this tournament fun. The Lakes United team played against Costa Rica so far. Lakes United lost, but of the two shots they took, one of them was a goal. 


David Applegate  •  Andover, Minnesota  •  Referees

David really enjoys being a referee alongside other refs from other countries. David has worked with officials from China, Romania, Jamaica and Canada.

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