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The Daily Kick: July 17, 2014

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Nine-year old Atletico Madrid prospect returns to U.S. to play for his old team

07/17/2014, 1:00pm CDT
By Isaac Haight, NSC Media Intern

He is jogging around the pitch with tape on his wrist and a pair of cleats that would make the most avid player envious. Although the game hasn’t been Federico Olive’s best performance, the nine-year-old keeps hustling down the reduced-size field trying to find room to maneuver.

At an age where most kid’s soccer experiences revolve around having fun, learning the game and eating halftime snacks, Federico is playing a completely different game.

School should be priority for soccer players looking to be recruited

07/17/2014, 12:45pm CDT
By Isaac Haight, NSC Media Intern

Playing at the collegiate level is a goal for some players and just a dream for the majority of athletes, but The Sanneh Foundation is helping educate prospective players at USA CUP on how to make the right choice for themselves.

Most players and parents enter the recruiting process with minimal knowledge of how it works. One of the foundation’s missions is to help kids make the right school choice and their ‘How to Get Recruited’ seminar is a product of their ‘College Prep 101’ education.

TRSA Stars Kick Cancer and enjoy VIP treatment after winning fund-raising challenge

07/17/2014, 12:45pm CDT
By Isaac Haight, NSC Media Intern

On one of the warmer days of the 2014 Schwan’s USA CUP, the TRSA Stars from Elk River, Minn. enjoyed some VIP treatment at their Thursday game against Park Valley United, from Golden Valley, Minn.

The U12 Stars won the Kick Cancer Fundraising Challenge Wednesday by fundraising a total of $570 to be donated among the four cancer organizations represented at the National Sports Center on Kick Cancer Day, Children's Cancer Research Fund, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients, Breast Cancer Awareness Association, and the Colon Cancer Coalition.

Sipping from the Cup

07/17/2014, 12:30pm CDT
By Media Staff

"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.

Faces at the Cup

07/17/2014, 11:45am 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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