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Sipping from the Cup

07/17/2015, 6:00pm CDT
By Media Staff

"Sipping from the CUP" is the 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.

Schwan’s USA CUP is posting some impressive viewership numbers for the free live NSC Gamecast broadcasts on fields U1 and U2. By 6 p.m. on Friday, the broadcasts had recorded 49,361 views over the seven days of the tournament, starting July 10.

The live broadcast of the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday recorded 4,187 views. The more heavily viewed day of the tournament, so far, was Thursday, July 16, with 10,610 views for the entire day.

The top six countries with the most viewers outside the United States are Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Colombia and Sweden. 

For fans of world-class referees, it won’t get any better than the U19 girls championship game Saturday at 11 a.m. in the stadium. Both the Chinese FIFA referees who worked the Women’s World Cup in Canada will be working that game together with Fang Yan as an assistant referee and Qin Liang as the center ref.

Friday night is the night for the annual Referee Award Banquet at Schwan’s USA CUP. Kudos to this year’s award winners. Out-of-country referee: Claudio Marcu, Romania; Juan Saenz, Costa Rica; Christian Georgescu. Minnesota male referee: Bryce Bockin. Female referee: Haiyan Yan, China. Youth male referee: Marco Sanavia, Italy. USA referee: Jose Acosta, Illinois. Youth female referee: Kelly Chambers, Illinois. Outstanding service award: John Fox. 

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