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The Daily Kick: July 18, 2017

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Opening Ceremonies Tuesday provide stunning experience for USA CUP players and fans

07/18/2017, 10:15pm CDT
By Mary Brickner, Media Intern

Schwan’s USA CUP won the battle with Mother Nature Tuesday evening, and Opening Ceremonies went off without a hitch despite a few passing storms leading up to the big show. The skies cleared and the sun was shining, setting the tone for what turned out to be the perfect evening of intermixing cultures, languages and experiences.

USA CUP alum Ismaila Jome now plays at MLS level for MNUFC

07/18/2017, 5:15pm CDT
By Patrick Malin, Media Intern

Many of the Schwan’s USA CUP’s thousands of visitors have aspirations to play soccer on the sport’s largest stage. Ismaila Jome, a former USA CUP player with a goal to play soccer professionally, lived out his dream when he signed with his hometown club, Minnesota United FC, in March of 2016.

Join us to Kick Cancer at USA CUP on Wednesday

07/18/2017, 4:45pm CDT
By Mary Brickner, Media Intern

Join us on Wednesday, July 19 as we kick cancer for the fifth year in a row. As the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere, we’re using our platform to give back to the community in a big way. Kick Cancer will be raising funds all day and spreading awareness with four hand-selected cancer charities representing their cause at the tournament.

Faces at the Cup

07/18/2017, 4:45pm 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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