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Faces at the Cup

07/11/2015, 5:15pm CDT
By Media Staff

Our special section where we highlight the unique and special people that make Schwan's USA CUP an experience like no other in youth soccer. We feature players, coaches, parents, volunteers and staff. 

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Saeed Saeed  •  Eritrea  •  Field Manager

Saeed is at USA CUP for the first time this year, and he volunteered as a way to meet new people. So far he has managed a field featuring a team from Japan, and everyone at the tournament has been very friendly.

Mike Rolfes  •  Edina, Minnesota  •  Super Volunteer

Mike has been volunteering with Schwan’s USA CUP for 30 years, and he says "it’s the best week of the year." One of the most exciting parts of the tournament for Mike so far has been meeting second generation players, whose parents played in USA CUP when they were kids. 

Deneige Lee and Jasmine Yang  •  Twin Cities, Minnesota  • Minnesota Thunder Academy U12 girls

Deneige (right in photo) is a player on Minnesota Thunder Academy and Jasmine is her cousin. Deneige has been an important part of the team’s undefeated record by scoring three goals so far, and is looking forward to playoffs tomorrow.

João Monteiro  •  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  •  Avante U13 boys

This is João’s first time at USA CUP, and so far it has been an adventure. On their way to Minnesota, they missed the connecting flight in Miami because of a long wait in the immigration department. João will play in the Weeklong Tournament starting Tuesday.

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