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Opening Ceremony

Thursday, July 15, 2021

7:30 p.m. | NSC Stadium

Team Line-Up will start at 6:30 p.m. on Field 63.

Athletes must be wearing wristbands through the tunnel.

USA CUP features an Olympic-style ceremony showcasing teams in the tournament. This colorful parade of teams leads up to the lighting of the cauldron and is a highlight of the event! Teams march wearing team uniforms or cultural costumes representative of their homes, and many carry team banners and country or state flags. Teams will march by state or Minnesota soccer club.

USA Cup Week Long:

We are asking all Target USA CUP Week teams to RSVP if they will be attending or not HERE. Please RSVP by Thursday June 24th so we have adequate time to plan accordingly. Those that are not able to attend will instead be able to submit a video clip highlighting their team (length and type of video details will be coming soon). This will be added to the virtual portions of the ceremony.

USA Cup Weekend:

We are asking all Target USA CUP Weekend teams to refrain from attending the event in person and instead submit a video clip highlighting their team (length and type of video coming soon).

Target USA Staff is strongly encouraging all players to attend with no more than two guests.

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