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The Daily Kick: July 14, 2017

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American player on Swedish team is closer to home at Schwan’s USA CUP

07/14/2017, 8:00pm CDT
By Mary Brickner, Media Intern

A few legendary teams have made names for themselves at Schwan’s USA CUP throughout its 33 year history. One name in particular, however, stands out among the rest: Rudbeckianska. And that’s for more than just the 13 letter, five syllable long team name that’s almost as difficult to spell as it is to pronounce

The Schwan’s USA CUP is renowned as a cultural mixing pot for youth soccer, with teams hailing from 15 different countries meeting in Blaine, Minn. every July to build connections across country borders. Minnesota United FC (MNUFC) will add a dash of international flavor into its own professional schedule during USA CUP, with an international friendly match against Atlas FC of Liga MX, Mexico’s top soccer league.

What’s going on at the construction zone at the NSC?

07/14/2017, 7:45pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, Schwan’s USA CUP Media Director

Schwan’s USA CUP visitors will no doubt wonder what’s being built at the west end of the National Sports Center’s Main Parking Lot. The quick answer is that it’s a school. But of perhaps greater interest for USA CUP folks, it’s also the new USA CUP headquarters building.

Schwan Fan Village is a place to refuel with ice cream and play yard games

07/14/2017, 7:35pm CDT
By Mary Brickner, Media Intern

As you approach the A3 and A4 fields, the new home for The Hub at Schwan’s USA CUP, you’ll notice an upbeat and relaxing energy in the air. Along with the classic favorites like sand soccer and inflatable fun comes a new addition to the tournament’s activity zone.

Faces at the Cup

07/14/2017, 7:25pm 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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Sipping from the Cup

07/14/2017, 7:15pm CDT
By Brooke Fisher

"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.