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USA CUP Alumni


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. Below is a sampling of some famous USA CUP alumni.

Former USA CUP Players

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Paris Saint-Germain
Taylor Twellman – ESPN Analyst, Former MLS and US International
Tony Sanneh – Former MLS and US International
Manny Lagos – Current Minnesota United FC Coach, Former MLS and US International
Leslie Osborne – US International, also made a guest appearance
Brianna Scurry – Former US International
Aya Sameshima – 2011 Women’s World Cup Champion Japan
Saki Kumagai - 2011 Women’s World Cup Champion Japan
Asuna Tanaka – 2011 Women’s World Cup Champion Japan
Niklas Backman - AIK
Mario Aparicio - Toronto FC
Eric Miller - Montreal Impact

Guest Appearances at USA CUP

Pelé – International Soccer Star
Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon International
Landon Donovan – US International
Roberto Donadoni – Former Italy National Team Coach
Sergio Arturo Bernal Hernandez – Former Mexican International UNAM PUMAS
Hugo Perez – Former US International and NASL and MISL professional
Michelle Akers – Former US International
Natasha Kai – US International
Thori Staples – Former US International

International Team Appearances

US Women’s and Under 17 Boys
Canada Women’s and Under 17 Boys -
Norway Women’s
Australia Women’s
Sweden Women’s
Ecuador Under 17 Boys

Professional Team Appearances

Major League Soccer (Current and Former)
Chicago Fire
Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting KC)
LA Galaxy
Montreal Impact
San Jose Earthquakes
Seattle Sounders
Tampa Bay Mutiny (defunct)
Portland Timbers

International Squads

Tottenham Hotspur (Barclay's Premier League) – Academy Team
Burnley (England Championship)
Cruz Azul (Mexico Primera) – Academy Team
CSD Cumunicaciones (Guatamala Liga Nacional)
Dorados de Sinaloa (Mexico Liga de Ascenso)
Guadalajara Chivas (Mexico Primera)
Swansea City AFC (Barclay's Premier League)

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