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Champions crowned at 34th Schwan's USA CUP soccer tournament

07/21/2018, 7:15pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

BLAINE, Minn. (July 21, 2018) – Championship games for all divisions of the 34th Schwan’s USA CUP youth soccer tournament were held Saturday, July 21 at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

This year’s tournament featured a turnout of 1,150 teams from 20 states and 20 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The event generated an estimated $36 million in economic impact.

A total of 43 championship games were played in multi-level divisions from U9 through U19.

It was a good year for Minnesota clubs, with Minnesota teams winning 28 titles, eight more than last year.

34th annual SCHWAN’S USA CUP wraps up with championship games July 21

07/20/2018, 11:30pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

BLAINE, Minn. (July 20, 2018) – Championship games for all divisions of the 34th Schwan’s USA CUP youth soccer tournament will be held Saturday, July 21 at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

This year’s tournament features a turnout of 1,150 teams from 20 states and 20 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The event will generate an estimated $36 million in economic impact.

Most of the age divisions will play semifinals on Saturday morning, with championship games in the afternoon. In 12 of the age divisions, championship matchups have been set.

All the matches scheduled on the two Stadium fields and field U2 will be streamed live for free viewing at http://www.usacup.org/page/show/1551535-gamecast-tv. After the game, digital downloads will be available for either $8 or $13 per game.

Here are the Saturday July 21 match-ups for the top division in each age group:

9 Boys Gold:
Semifinals: Waconia, Minn. vs. St. Aloysius Primary, Jamaica at 10:40 a.m. on field D3N; AD Cantola, Peru vs. ­­­­­Minneapolis United Black at 10:40 a.m. on field D3S. Championship: 2:40 p.m. on field D3S.

9 Girls Gold:
Championship: Blaine SC EDT 1, Minn. vs. Chicago City SC, Ill. at 12 noon on field D3N.

10 Boys Gold:
Semifinals: Grand FC Mustands, Illinois vs. Tonka United Academy, Minn. at 8 a.m. on field D3N; Colegio Aleman Mexico, Mexico vs. Fusion SC Academy, Minn. at 8 a.m. on field D3S. Championship: 1:20 p.m. on field D3N.

10 Girls Gold:
Semifinals: Tonka United Academy, Minn. vs. Blaine SC EDT, Minn. at 9:20 a.m. on field D3N; Rampage RL, Utah vs. Minnesota Thunder Academy at 9:20 a.m. on field D3S. Championship: 2:40 p.m. on field D3N.

11 Boys Gold:
Semifinals: Canadian Soccer Club, Ontario vs. St. Paul Blackhawks, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field C3; GSA North 07 Arsenal, Georgia vs. Edina SC, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field C4. Championship: 3:30 p.m. on field B1.

11 Girls Gold:
Semifinals: REV SC Academy Black, Minn. vs. Peterborough City SA, Ontario at 11 a.m. on field L2N; Fire SC 07 Black, Minn. vs. North Metro Academy, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field L2S. Championship: 3:30 p.m. on field B2.

11 Boys Silver:
Semifinals: Tonka United Blue, Minn. vs. Kenosha Crew Navy, Wis. at 9 a.m. on field C3; Chicago City SC Blue, Ill. vs. Euro FC Rochester, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field C4. Championship: 2 p.m. on field C3.

11 Girls Silver:
Semifinals: Mahtomedi SA Academy, Minn. vs. TRSA Quintavalle, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field B1; RYSA Thunder, Minn. vs. NSSA Storm, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field B2. Championship: 3:30 p.m. on field C4.

12 Boys 11v11:
Semifinals: REV SC Academy Black, Minn. vs. La Herradura, Mexico at 9 a.m. on field P1; Fusion SC Academy, Minn. vs. St. Paul Blackhwaks, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field P2. Championship: 12:30 p.m. on field U2.

12 Girls 11v11:
Championship: Nationals Canada Black 06, Ontario vs. MTA PreECNL 06, Minn. at 8 a.m. on field U2.

12 Boys Gold:
Championship: Grand FC Mustangs, Ill. vs. Pickering SC Green, Ontario at 9 a.m. on field B1.

12 Girls Gold:
Semifinals: Blaine SC EDT, Minn. vs. Park Valley United FC, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field L2N; EPSC Synergy, Minn. vs. Minneapolis United Black at 7 a.m. on field L2S. Championship: 12:30 p.m. on field B1.

12 Boys Silver:
Semifinals: CDI Morado, Mexico vs. CDI Blanco Plata, Mexico at 9 a.m. on field M1S; Pickering SC Gold, Ontario vs. SAYEC, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field M1N. Championship: 2 p.m. on field B1.\

12 Girls Silver:
Semifinals: North Metro Warriors, Minn. vs. Mahtomedi SA Academy, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field L2N; FC-1 Academy, Ill. vs. Coon Rapids United Lightning, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field L2S. Championship: 12:30 p.m. on field B2.

13 Boys Gold:
Semifinals: Sporting St. Croix Academy, Minn. vs. Minnesota Twinstars Academy, Minn. at 7 a.m. on Stadium North; SCool Games Chevrolet, Mexico vs. NEW United SC Elite, Wis. at 7 a.m. on Stadium South. Championship: 3 p.m. on field U2.

13 Girls Gold:
Championship: Edina SC, Minn. vs. Maplebrook, Minn. at 9:30 a.m. on field U2.

13 Boys Silver:
Semifinals: Colegio Santo Americo, Brazil vs. Bayamon FC, Puerto Rico at 11 a.m. on field N1; Joy of the People, Minn. vs. Keliix Intra, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field N2. Championship: 3 p.m. on field D2.

13 Girls Silver:
Semifinals: Mahtomedi SA Academy, Minn. vs. NSSA Tidal Waves, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field F1; Texarkana SC, Tex. vs. REV SC Academy White at 11 a.m. on field F2. Championship: 3 p.m. on field H2.

13 Boys Bronze:
Semifinals: Blaine SC Travel, Minn. vs. Chicago City SC, Ill. at 11 a.m. on field K1; Fusion SC Navy, Minn. vs. Wheeling United Soccer Club, Ill. at 11 a.m. on field K2. Championship: 3 p.m. on field N2.

13 Girls Bronze:
Championship: North Metro Extreme, Minn. vs. Woodbury SC White, Minn. at 1 p.m. on field N1.

14 Boys Gold:
Semifinals: Sporting St. Croix Academy, Minn. vs. Keliix Intra Green, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field P1; Hartford United Black, Wis. vs. St. Paul Blackhawks, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field P2. Championship: 2 p.m. on field U2.

14 Girls Gold:
Semifinals: Eclipse Select MN Elite White, Minn. vs. Sporting St. Croix, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field N1; REV SC Academy Green, Minn. vs. Blaine SC Warriors, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field N2. Championship: 3:30 p.m. on field U2.

14 Boys Silver:
Semifinals: Shakopee Sabres, Minn. vs. North Metro Friendt, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field J3; STMA United Rohrer, Minn. vs. NSSA Lightning, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field J4. Championship: 1 p.m. on field D1.

14 Girls Silver:
Semifinals: Maplebrook Storm, Minn. vs. Fusion SC Navy, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field N1; Park Valley United FC Blue, Minn. vs. North Metro Predators, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field N2. Championship: 1 p.m. on field D2.

14 Boys Bronze:
Championship: REVEVAA Lightning, Minn. vs. New Prague, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field D1.

14 Girls Bronze:
Semifinals: REVEVAA Lightning, Minn. vs. Southeast Stingrays, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field L1; NLS Tornadoes, Minn. vs. Joy of the People, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field M3. Championship: 3 p.m. on field N2.

15 Boys Gold:
Semifinals: WBSC Attack, Minn. vs. Panama City FC, Panama at 7 a.m. on field F1; Minneapolis United Flying Squirrels vs. Edina SC Premier at 7 a.m. on field F2. Championship: 1 p.m. on Stadium South.

15 Girls Gold:
Championship: Leahi SC Maile Green, Hawaii vs. Tonka United Premier, Minn. at 9 a.m. on Stadium South.

15 Boys Silver:
Championship: Grotta, Iceland vs. Wyoming 307, Wyo. at 9 a.m. on field H2.

15 Girls Silver:
Semifinals: GrottaKR, Iceland vs. Red Deer Renegade, Alberta at 9 a.m. on field J1; Park Valley United FC, Minn. vs. NSSA Nferno, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field J2. Championship: 1 p.m. on field A3.

15 Boys Bronze:
Championship: Alaska Eclipse vs. Blaine SC, Minn. at 11 a.m. on field H3.

16 Boys Gold:
Semifinals: Waterloo United, Ontario vs. Blaine Blitz, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field K3; Midstate Green, Ill. vs. Rising Star Football Academy, Uganda at 7 a.m. on field K4. Championship: 11 a.m. on Stadium North.

16 Girls Gold:
Semifinals: Baerum SK, Norway vs. Minnesota ODP at 7 a.m. on field L1; MTA Premier, Minn. vs. NEW United Elite, Wis. at 7 a.m. on field M3. Championship: 11 a.m. on Stadium South.

16 Boys Silver:
Semifinals: Sherwood Park Phoenix, Alberta vs. Prior Lake Typhoon, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field J3; Euro FC Elite, Minn. vs. Owatonna SC, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field J4. Championship: 3 p.m. on field D1.

16 Girls Silver:
Championship: Edina SC, Minn. vs. Blaine SC EDT, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field F2.

16 Girls Bronze:
Semifinals: Lakes United FC Viflycats, Minn. vs. NSSA Nova, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field D1; Fusion SC Navy, Minn. vs. Minneapolis United Thibert, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field D2. Championship: 1 p.m. on field N2.

17 Boys Gold:
Semifinals: Illinois Alliance vs. Maplebrook, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field K3; Minneapolis United Black vs. Minneapolis United Wildfire at 9 a.m. on field K4. Championship: 3 p.m. on Stadium South.

17 Girls Gold:
Semifinals: SSAAK Select Chicas, Alaska vs. Blaine SC EDT, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field L3; Keliix Intra, Minn. vs. St. Paul Blackhawks Black at 7 a.m. on field L4. Championship: 1 p.m. on Stadium North.

17 Boys Silver:
Championship: Wheeling United Soccer Club, Ill. vs. Colegio Menor San Francisco Bears, Ecuador, 9 a.m. on field A3.\

17 Girls Silver:
Semifinals: North Metro Warriors, Minn. vs. New Ulm Select, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field L3; MapleBrook, Minn. vs. Blaine SC Travel 1, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field L4. Championship: 3 p.m. on field F2.

19 Boys Gold:
Championship: Panama City FC, Panama vs. Minneapolis United Black at 9 a.m. on Stadium North.

19 Girls Gold:
Semifinals: Tokiwagi Gakuen High School, Japan vs. Fire SC 00, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field D1; North Metro Hurricanes, Minn. vs. Blaine SC EDT, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field D2. Championship: 3 p.m. on Stadium North.

19 Boys Silver:
Semifinals: St. Croix Power Rangers, Wis. vs. Lakes United FC, Minn. at 9 a.m. on field K1; Hillel Academy, Jamaica vs. Lobos BUAP, Mexico at 9 a.m. on field K2. Championship: 3 p.m. on field A3.

19 Girls Silver:
Semifinals: Eagan Wave vs. St. Peter Soccer, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field H1; Gremio FC Chicago, Ill. vs. Two Harbors SC, Minn. at 7 a.m. on field H2. Championship: 11 a.m. on field D2.

 

Here is the best and newest information on parking and traffic at the USA CUP Weeklong Tournament

07/16/2018, 2:00pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

105th Ave NE reconstruction

The question we’ve been getting over the past month is, “Will the construction project be completed and the road opened up in time for USA CUP?” The answer is yes. The new road was opened to traffic last Thursday morning, July 12.

What used to be a potholed four-lane 50 m.p.h. road cutting through the NSC campus has been repaved and two new access points – three-legged roundabouts -- to the NSC campus have been constructed. One roundabout is situated to allow access into and out of the Main/Super Rink parking lot. A second roundabout just east will access to parking lots on the north side of 105th.