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Here's where you can follow the news coverage of 2014 Schwan's USA CUP.

 

Kendal youngsters return from USA tournament with heads held high

Kendal, England, United Kingdom (July 30, 2014) -- While England’s national football team crashed out of the World Cup in dismal fashion, a small junior club from Kendal enjoyed a much more fruitful trip to the Americas this summer. (The Westmorland Gazette)

Rosenblum: Soccer teaches more than skill and sportsmanship

Minneapolis, Minn. (July 27, 2014) -- The largest international youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere took place this month in Blaine, which meant lots of schlepping (thanks, parents), screaming (thanks, fans) and superlatives. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Academy excelled at Schwan Cup

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (July 25, 2014 -- Academy Sports Club’s young footballers excelled again, winning the Under-13 Silver championship at the Schwan USA Cup in Minnesota last Saturday. 

The local sports club, which is well known for its focus on youth football, had two teams in the Schwan USA Cup, at U-11 and U-13 level. (Cayman Compass)

Eden Prairie’s U17 girls team shines in USA Cup

Eden Prairie, Minn. (July 25, 2014) -- Eden Prairie Soccer Club’s Under-17 girls team held its own against tough opposition in the 2014 USA Cup tournament last week at the National Sports Center in Blaine. (Sun Current)

Northfield soccer referee honored for 30 years of work at USA Cup

Northfield, Minn. (July 24, 2014) -- The National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota celebrated its 30th year of sponsoring the USA Cup soccer tournament this past week where Forster Davis was honored at the closing banquet for officiating soccer games for all 30 years. (Northfield News)

Rochester U17 team wins Gold Division at Schwan's Cup

Rochester, Minn. (July 23, 2014) -- The U17 Euro Heat Girls Soccer Team were U17 Gold (top) Division champions at the 30th Schwan's USA Cup International Soccer Tournament, held July 15-19 at the National Sports Center. (Rochester Post-Bulletin)

Ibis JFC beaten in USA Cup final

Kendal, England, United Kingdom (July 20, 2014) -- The Kendal teenagers capped of a fantastic week at the USA Cup by making it all the way to their age bracket final yesterday. Although they were eventually beaten 7-2 by the Icelandic side FYLKIR the boys did the region proud, their highlight being a tense 2-0 victory of Mexico's Colegio Vista in the semi final. (ITV News)

 

Lenovo India sent videograper Krish Makhija to USA CUP to document the quest of the Yuwa Supergoats. Check out Krish's videos throughout the tournament:

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This Indian Girls Soccer Team Is Playing In Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn. (July 16, 2014) -- With a purpose for a group of girls from India, traveling to Minnesota for the annual Schwan's USA Cup is a dream come true, reports Bill Hudson. (WCCO Television).

First team from India brings mission to Minnesota tourney

BLAINE, Minn. (July 15, 2014) -- An inspirational team of 20 girls from India has come to Minnesota with a mission -- to be the country's first team to play in the Schwan's USA Cup tournament and take a stand against child marriage, illiteracy, and human trafficking. (KMSP Television)

Through soccer, St. Anthony kids help children in Haiti

St. Paul, Minn. (July 15, 2014) -- The World Cup is over but a couple of Minnesota kids are preparing for their own international soccer challenge a lot closer to home. Kef Martin of St. Anthony, 9, and two friends his two friends, Charlie and Ruthie Iyegha, ages 9 and 7 are holding an event on July 20th called Kickin' For Haiti. It is a one-mile soccer kick fun run to fund school tuition and meals for children in Haiti. (Minnesota Public Radio)

 

Soccer provides an escape route for girls' team from India

 Minneapolis, Minn. (July 15, 2014) -- The Yuwa Supergoats seem like a typical girls’ soccer team. As they play at the Schwan’s USA Cup tournament in Blaine, they somersault and hug after they score goals. They trade handmade bracelets with opponents after their matches.

But those opponents probably aren’t worried about what neighbors think of them wearing shorts, or fear that their families will marry them off before the age of 18. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Colombian Visitors Experience the Northland

Duluth, Minn. (July 11, 2014) -- Nearly 50 Colombian youth soccer players have spent the week in Duluth, Minn. in advance of next week's USA Cup, but they are quickly learning that the Northland has much more to offer than just soccer practice. (KBJR Television)

Girls team from India competes at USA CUP

Minneapolis, Minn. (July 12, 2014) -- There's a new team at this year's USA Cup soccer tournament in Blaine.

The Yuwa Supergoats are the first girls team from India to make the 7,500-mile trek to Minnesota.

"It's been an amazing trip so far," says head coach Franz Gastler. (KARE Television)

USA Cup will feature Handshake for Peace

Blaine, Minn. (July 11, 2014) -- The 30th edition of the Schwan’s USA Cup will again turn Blaine and the greater Twin Cities into a soccer mecca July 11-19.

One of the many additions to this year’s tournament will be the Handshake for Peace. (ABC Newspapers)

Schwan's USA Cup brings soccer's handshake for peace to Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minn. (July 11, 2014) -- A record 1,060 teams from 19 countries and 21 states will swarm the National Sports Center in Blaine for the Schwan's USA Cup, the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere, for the next nine days. Play in the 30th annual tournament began Friday.

For Gauthier Scherlizin's 16-year-old girls team from Omaha, Neb., the international competition has heightened significance: It was selected to be one of two teams that will serve as ambassadors for the USA Cup's new Handshake for Peace program. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Team from India Competing in Soccer Tournament has a Bigger Message

Minneapolis, Minn. (July 11, 2014) -- The largest youth soccer tournament on this side of the globe is back this weekend for its 30th year. The Schwan's USA Cup takes place in Blaine.

One team, all the way from India, will compete, and they have bigger dreams than scoring goals. (KSTP Television, Twin Cities)

Colombian Soccer Players Kickin' It in Duluth

Duluth, MInn. (July 9, 2014) -- About four dozen Colombian youth soccer players are in Duluth this weekend to practice their skills as well as explore the city before the 30th Annual Schwan's USA Cup tournament in Blaine, Minnesota next Tuesday. (WDIO Television, Duluth)

18 tribal girls net the American Dream - Team Yuwa finds big-ticket sponsors to score Mission USA Cup

Calcutta, India (June 27 , 2014) -- Last July, it was about making the world sit up with a bronze in Gasteiz Cup and a quarterfinal entry in Donosti Cup in Spain. This July, it is the Schwan’s USA Cup.

Around 18 tribal girl footballers, hailing from impoverished hamlets in Ormanjhi block on the capital outskirts, under the aegis of Yuwa India, will be off to the US in July, earlier apprehensions of their trip getting cancelled due to funds crunch finally being laid to rest. (The Telegraph, Calcutta, India)

Football team of 18 tribal girls from Jharkhand heading for US tournament

Kolkata, India. (July 7, 2014) -- At a time when the entire world is glued to television sets to watch the World Cup, 18 tribal girls from Jharkhand's hinterland are busy sweating it out in the fields to hone their own dribbling and passing skills for the biggest tournament of their lives.
 
Buoyed by their performance in two Spanish tournaments last July, the YUWA team would again board the flight in the wee hours of Tuesday, this time to fly to the US to participate in the Schwan's USA Cup. (Hindustan Times, India)

Football takes 18 Jharkhand girls to US

ORMANJHI/RANCHI: Ormanjhi/Ranchi, India. (July 5, 2014) -- Football means many things to many people. For a group of 18 teenage girls in poverty-stricken Jharkhand, it primarily means freedom and a social safety net. (The Times of India)

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