BLAINE, Minn. (January 24, 2018) – Minnesota United FC, Minnesota’s Major League Soccer team, and the National Sports Center (NSC) announced that they are partnering to promote a new invitational elite “tournament within a tournament” at the annual Schwan’s USA CUP youth soccer tournament at the NSC in Blaine in July.
The MNUFC Division will be offered for two divisions in 2018 – boys’ U13 (2005 birth year) and girls’ U16 (2002.) Up to eight teams per division will play during the Schwan’s USA CUP Weeklong Tournament July 17-21, 2018. Teams will play one game per day, with championship matches coinciding with USA CUP’s championship day on Saturday, July 21. Games will be played on the NSC’s stadium field (U1) and the adjoining Exhibition Field (U2). All MNUFC Division games will live streamed.