skip navigation
Home Start Here Team Central Tourney News USA CUP Community Fun Stuff

USA CUP History

Schwan's USA CUP is played at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, located 20 minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The tournament was started in 1985 by the Sons of Norway, a fraternal benefit organization and was originally modeled after Norway Cup.


Since 1985 Schwan's USA CUP has hosted a large variety of famous international soccer players, either as guests or players who participated in the tournament before achieving soccer stardom. Read more »

Hall of Champions

See the champions in every age group and flight from the previous year's tournament. Read more »

Previous Results

See the results in every age group and flight from the last several tournaments. Read more »

The Daily Kick Newspaper

The tournament produces a daily on-site newspaper that includes feature stories as well as schedules and scores. We have archived all stories from the previous year's tournament. Read more »

Story of USA CUP

Read the history of USA CUP and learn how we started as a small 69-team tournament in 1985 and grew into one of the biggest youth soccer tournaments in the world. Read more »

Latest News

Sign up for our newsletter

Mobile App

Download the official mobile app of Schwan's USA CUP. View schedules and scores, follow your teams, get announcements and participate in the unique USA CUP mobile stream. Available in the App Store and Google Play.

Need fundraising help?

Learn how your team can raise funds for your trip to USA CUP! Learn more...


 Catch up on all the fun of USA CUP with our daily video show NSCtv at USA CUP. Did you make it on NSCtv?