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A crowd of enthusiastic loved ones gathered at Owen Roberts International Airport on Sunday (23 July) to provide the warmest of receptions for more than 90 players, who represented Academy Sports Club at the 33rd Schwan’s USA Cup in Minnesota. Among the teams returning to the Cayman Islands were two cup winners and a runner-up.
The Monticello River Eagles U15 C1 soccer team more than held its own on a big stage this past weekend.
Playing at the Schwan’s USA Cup in Blaine, the River Eagles advanced to the quarterfinal round of the A-Flight before falling 1-0 to the eventual tournament champions.
Soccer is the common thread that unites thousands of players and volunteers to the National Sports Center in Blaine every July.
One group of volunteers comes onto the field only when something goes wrong. Doctors, nurses, athletic trainers, EMTs and other trained medical personnel work as volunteers.
When you're parachuting from the sky and there's 17,000 people staring at you . . . well, you had better put on a show. And that's exactly what we did.
With 1,168 teams from 17 states, five Canadian provinces and 15 countries participating, the Schwan’s USA CUP held at Blaine’s National Sports Center is a week-long spectacle that takes all year to organize.
CCX Sports’ Jay Wilcox talks with Barclay Kruse about the 33rd annual USA Cup Soccer Tournament.