Opening Ceremonies at the 2014 Schwan’s USA CUP ended with a bang, but everything leading up to that point had a stadium full of people captivated. The world’s largest Handshake for Peace, the torch procession, the parade of teams, skydivers and other events made for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The ceremonies were started with the parade of teams, which introduced all the teams in the tournament by hometown or country and showcased USA CUP’s diversity.
It’s mid-morning of the opening day for the 2014 Schwan’s USA CUP and the grounds are flooded with players, coaches, parents and fans. With all the soccer attire floating around it’s difficult to pick out who is who on such a vast campus.
However, one individual is standing on a corner of the field dressed in Concordia College apparel scanning the field of a girls U19 game. He is not taking notes or making calls. He is simply analyzing the play, looking for talent.
"Sipping from the CUP" is the daily news column in The Daily Kick. Each day during Schwan's USA CUP, we'll be using this column to feature short news items, humorous things seen on the campus, and even some gossip! Read and enjoy.
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