BLAINE, Minn. (July 23, 2016) – Championship games for all divisions of the 32nd Schwan’s USA CUP youth soccer tournament were contested Saturday, July 23 at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
It was an eventful day from a weather standpoint. After two game blocks were completed in the morning, lightning in the area forced two significant weather delays. The first, at 11 a.m., lasted 3 hours, 15 minutes. The second, an hour later, ran for 55 minutes. Games finally resumed for good at 4 p.m.
Minnesota teams captured 20 titles, with Texas, Kansas, Alaska and Illinois also winning championships.
Among the international teams, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, Japan and Sweden captured titles.
This year’s tournament features a record turnout of 1,178 teams from 19 states and 19 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. A total of 2,524 games were held over nine days.
Here are the champions of each of the divisions.
10 Boys 7v7 Open: MTA 06 Blue, St. Paul, Minn. 6, Esporte Club Pinherios Blue, Sao Paulo, Brazil 0.
10 Girls 7v7 Open: Fusion SC, Plymouth, Minn. 1, Kenosha Crew Navy, Kenosha, Wis. 0.
11 Boys Gold: Esporte Club Pinherios Blue, Sao Paulo, Brazil 10, South Suburban SA, Chicago, Ill. 1.
11 Boys Silver: St. Paul United, St. Paul, Minn. 3, JOTP Cruzeiro, St. Paul, Minn. 0.
11 Girls Gold: MTA 05 Nike, West St. Paul, Minn. 4, Shanghai Jinshan Youth, Shanghai, China 0.
11 Girls Silver: LASC Alliance, Manhattan, Kan. 3, North Metro Thunderbirds, Andover, Minn. 1.
12 Boys 11v11 Open: KC Fusion Academy, Lenexa, Kan. 4, Sporting St. Croix, Stillwater, Minn. 0.
12 Girls 11v11 Open: MTA 04 ECNL, Twin Cities, Minn. 7, Sporting St. Croix, Stillwater, Minn. 0.
12 Boys Gold: Fusion FC Magic, Plymouth, Minn. 0, CDI Blanca Gold, Mexico City 0. (co-champions)
12 Boys Silver: DF United, Mexico City 1, CDI Azul, Mexico City 0.
12 Girls Gold: AYSC Stingers, Aurora, Ontario 1, Centennial Explosion, Lino Lakes, Minn. 0.
12 Girls Silver: STMA United, St. Michael-Albertville, Minn. 3, Woodbury SC Academy Blue, Woodbury, Minn. 0.
13 Boys Gold: Rush Canada Blue, Mississauga, Ontario 3, Esporte Pinherios Blue, Sao Paulo, Brazil 0.
13 Boys Silver: Sugar Land Imperial, Houston, Tex. 1, Centro Educativo Sonny, Cartago, Costa Rica 0.
The hometown Blaine Wave (in yellow) took home the 13 girls crown, beating Southwest United of Edmonton, Alberta.
13 Girls Gold: Blaine Wave, Blaine, Minn. 2, Southwest United, Edmonton, Alberta 0.
13 Girls Silver: Northwest Kickers, Brooklyn Park, Minn. 3, TRSA Gunners, Elk River, Minn. 1.
14 Boys Gold: Tonka United Blue, Minnetonka, Minn. 1, REV SC Academy Premier, Apple Valley, Minn. 0.
14 Boys Silver: Chivas Houston, Houston, Tex. 4, Sault Civics 2002, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 2.
14 Girls Gold: Lakeville Lightning, Lakeville, Minn. 2, NSSA Blue Crew, Roseville, Minn. 1.
14 Girls Silver: Keliix-Intra, Minneapolis, Minn. 1, Hermantown Stars, Hermantown, Minn. 0.
15 Boys Gold: Prior Lake Predators, Prior Lake, Minn. 0, Minneapolis United Premier Pirates, Minneapolis, Minn. 0. (co-champions)
15 Boys Silver: Minnesota TwinStars Academy, Twin Cities, Minn. 2, Gremio FC, Chicago, Ill. 1.
15 Girls Gold: Blaine Scream, Blaine, Minn. 1, Woodbury SC Tango, Woodbury, Minn. 0.
15 Girls Silver: Cottage Grove United, Cottage Grove, Minn. 4, REV SC, Rosemount, Minn. 3.
16 Boys Gold: Fylkir, Reykjavik, Iceland 2, Chivas Soccer Club, Houston, Tex. 0.
16 Boys Silver: NSSA Phoenix, Roseville, Minn. 4, Colegio Vista Hermosa, Mexico City 2.
Tokiwagi from Japan (in green) took home another USA CUP title, in the 16 girls division.
16 Girls Gold: Tokiwagi Gakuen High School, Sendai, Japan 3, Sherwood Park Phoenix, Edmonton, Alberta 2.
16 Girls Silver: Grotta/KR, Reykjavik, Iceland 1, St. Paul Blackhawks, St. Paul, Minn. 0.
17 Boys Gold: Minneapolis United Premier, Minneapolis, Minn. 3, Sv Dakota, Oranjestad, Aruba 1.
17 Boys Silver: Alaska Eclipse, Fairbanks, Alaska 2, Centennial Phoenix, Lino Lakes, Minn. 1.
17 Girls Gold: Minneapolis United Express, Minneapolis, Minn. 1, Keliix-Intra, Minneapolis, Minn. 0.
17 Girls Silver: EPSC, Eden Prairie, Minn. 1, Blaine Inferno, Blaine, Minn. 0.
19 Boys Gold: Inter FC, Palos Hills, Ill. 1, Maplebrook International Gunners, Maple Grove, Minn. 0.
19 Boys Silver: Inver Grove Heights Heat, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. 2, Centro Universitario Mexico, Mexico City 1.
Rubeckianska (in red), won the girls' 19 division.
19 Girls Gold: Rudbeckianska, Vasteras, Sweden 5, Burnsville Firestorm, Burnsville, Minn. 0.
19 Girls Silver: Cloquet Lumberjacks, Cloquet, Minn. 1, Horizon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 0.