In early 2008, on his way home to Brainerd, Minnesota following an indoor soccer tournament at the National Sports Center, Rod Thurow noticed that something was wrong. His 9-year-old son Zeffen, fresh off of an appearance in the tournament, had fallen asleep in the back seat, only to awaken feeling nauseous.
Between Californian powerhouse FC Golden State and Costa Rica’s high-flying Regional Proyecto Gol, the U-16 boys’ flight at this year’s Super Elite tournament is once again set to bring the best of the best in boys’ soccer to Blaine for Schwan’s USA CUP, powered by Sport Ngin.
On a sunny afternoon in Blaine, Minn., with storm clouds hovering just off of the horizon and the humid tang of wet grass hanging in the air, head coach Manny Lagos and Minnesota United FC are hard at work.
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