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Schwan's USA CUP Weekend Tournament champions crowned on Sunday

07/15/2018, 7:30pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

BLAINE, Minn. (July 15, 2018) – Champions were crowned in 25 divisions of the Schwan’s USA CUP Weekend Tournament Sunday, July 15.

After a day off on Monday, Schwan’s USA CUP will resume on Tuesday, July 17. The Opening Ceremonies will be held at 7:30 Tuesday evening. The ceremonies will feature the traditional Olympic-style parade of teams, the Red Bull Sky Dive Team, fireworks and post-ceremony concert.

This year’s tournament features 1,150 teams from 20 states and 20 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The weekend and week-long tournaments together will generate an estimated $36 million in economic impact.


The Tokiwagi girls' team from Sendai, Japan celebrates their title. This was their second straight U19 championship in the USA CUP Weekend Tournament.

It was a good year for Minnesota clubs, with 10 winning titles. The Twin Stars Academy, Urban Ventures, REV Academy, Gitchi Gummi, Minneapolis United, Eclipse Select, Fusion SC, Minnesota Thunder Academy, Eden Prairie SC, and Tonka United each captured a championship.

Other U.S. states winning championships were Illinois (4), Wisconsin (3) and South Dakota (1).

Brazil led the chase among international teams, winning four championships. Other countries winning titles were Belgium, Norway and Japan, each with a single title.

Here are the championship scores:

11 Boys Red Flight: Esporte Club Pinheiros Blue, Sao Paulo, Brazil 5, Team Chicago Elite, Chicago, Ill. 2.

11 Boys White Flight: Esporte Club Pinheiros White, Sao Paulo, Brazil 9, Rockford Olympic FC, Rockford, Ill. 2.

11 Boys Blue Flight: Ela Elite, Lake Zurich, Ill. 3, Tempo Hurricanes, Tea, S.D. 2.

12 Boys Red Flight: Minnesota TwinStars Academy Elite, Maple Grove, Minn. 4, Oakville Blue Devils, Oakville, Ontario 3.

12 Boys Blue Flight: Urban Ventures Athletics FC, Minneapolis 3, Lifezone FC, West Dunder, Ill. 1.

12 Boys White Flight: Hartford Unite Black, Harford, Wis. 5, Blackfire Strykers, Lees Summit, Mo. 2.

13 Boys Red Flight: Mayas FC, Chicago, Ill. 2, Mundelein SC Academy, Mundelein, Ill. 0.

13 Boys White Flight: Colegio Santo Americo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2, Elgin Halcones FC, Elgin, Ill. 1.

14 Boys Red Flight: Km Torhout, Torhout, Belgium 4, Mayas FC Academy, Chicago, Ill. 3.

15 Boys Red Flight: Lifezone Gladiators FC, Elgin, Ill. 2, Allouez Stampede FC, Green Bay, Wis. 1.

15 Boys White Flight: Sociedade Hipica de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil 3, Mundelein SC Select, Mundelein, Ill. 2.

16 Boys Red Flight: REV Academy Black, Rosemount, Minn. 6, Inter FC NPL, Palos Hills, Ill. 0.

17 Boys Red Flight: Gitchi Gummi, Duluth, Minn. 2, FC Kansas City Comets, Lees Summit, Mo. 1.

19 Boys Red Flight: Minneapolis United Premier, Minneapolis 6, Rudbeckianska Gymnasiets IF, Vasteras, Sweden 2.

11 Girls Red Flight: Eclipse Select Junior Elite Black, West St. Paul, Minn. 3, Boston Kickers, Boston, Mass. 0.

11 Girls White Flight: Tempo Rain, Tea, S.D. 3, FC Kansas City Roma 2007, Lees Summit, Mo. 1.

12 Girls Red Flight: Polonia Red Eagles, Franklin, Wis. 4, WBSC United, White Bear, Minn. 2.

12 Girls White Flight: Fusion SC Academy, Plymouth, Minn. 3, WSEU White, Winnipeg, Manitoba 1.

13 Girls Red Flight: MTA 05 ECNL 3, Madison 56ers Red, Madison, Wis. 0.

13 Girls White Flight: Integrity SC Flames, Springfield, Ill. 2, RYSA Thunder, Rochester, MInn. 1.

14 Girls Red Flight: Rush Wisconsin, Middleton, Wis. 1, Bonivital SC Flames, Winnipeg, Manitoba 0.

15 Girls Red Flight: Gjellerasen IF, Nitterdahl, Norway 3, REV SC Academy Black, Rosemount, Minn. 2.

16 Girls Red Flight: Eden Prairie SC, Eden Prairie, Minn. 3, Minneapolis United Premier, Minneapolis 2.

17 Girls Red Flight: Tonka United Premier, Minnetonka, Minn. 3, Rush Wisconsin, Middleton, Wis. 1.

19 Girls Red Flight: Tokiwagi Gakuen High School, Sendai, Japan 10, Mankato United, Mankato, Minn. 1.

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