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.
Dylan Young and Colton Marohl, age 13, are both well known to the game of soccer in Minnesota. They play for Dakota Rev and have a lot of experience in how their team plays and gets along on the feel. But for their first USA Cup, instead of playing with their hometown team they decided to do something different, and guest play on a U13 Boys team from Haiti. Colton explains that it’s a lot of fun and he’s really enjoying it even though they have a different play style than he’s used to.
“It’s really fun, but it can be hard trying to communicate.” Dylan tells us, “We basically can only communicate through gestures which can get tricky sometimes.”
Brian Catrine is well known in the Blackhawk club family. He has coached many teams in his years, including three this year. During Schwan’s USA CUP, Brian is coaching a U11, U13, and U14 team. His U14 team is currently leading the division with a 4-0 win in their first game and a 6-0 win in their second. His U13 team has also started off their first games strong, winning 13-0 and 6-0. He teaches his players to strive to develop their skills. He inspires both his players and the people around him every day. He is a great coach and a great guy.
Joaquin Lafuente came to USA Cup to support his sister, who plays with the Victoria 2005 team, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After driving 2,000 kilometers to the Schwan’s USA CUP and beginning the tournament watching his sister, the week took the twist. Joaquin chose to apply as a guest player program at the tournament. This weekend, Joaquin will be playing with Minnesota Thunder Academy in the U9 boys jamboree. After meeting his new teammates at Opening Ceremonies, Joaquin says he’s looking forward to getting to play with his new team and make some new friends.
Tag(s): July 20, 2017