Minnesota has its fair share of unpredictable weather. From extreme snow and cold in the winter to lots of sun and humidity in the summer, training year round for soccer can be difficult. But soccer players in Fairbanks, Alaska face weather challenges of a completely different magnitude -- adjusting to the long periods of darkness in the winter, and nearly 24-hour daylight in the summer.
Coach and club president Scott Simpson called his girls in around him after the NWIFC Galaxy U14 girls defeated the Arrowhead Agates in their first round playoff game Friday afternoon. “Ok, stay cool, get in the shade and hydrate,” Simpson implored his team. “Your next game is at 6:00, we want to get there at 5:00,” as he glanced at his watch. “I have to run to my next game!” and quickly sprinted off with his wife. Just another day in the life of a club president who brought the entire club of nine teams to Schwan’s USA CUP.
"Sipping from the CUP" is the new 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.
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