Schwan’s USA Cup
Like all teenagers, hanging with one’s peers is a simple pleasure. But for 18 girls from India, an outing to the Minnesota Zoo was both eye-opening and life-changing.
One of the biggest youth soccer tournaments in the world got underway in Blaine over the wekend as seven teams from Minnesota took home titles from the Schwan’s USA Cup Weekend Tournament. Over the course of the event, which runs until July 20, more than 1,000 teams from 17 states and 17 countries will compete at the Schwan’s USA Cup on as many as 48 fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Hundreds of soccer teams are in Blaine this weekend for what’s called the “largest youth sports event in the Western Hemisphere.” One team, however, has overcome more than most of us could imagine to get a shot to compete.
Two Japanese women’s soccer teams are taking the field at the Schwan’s USA Cup in Blaine. It’s the first time the teams has been back since the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which destroyed both of their neighborhoods.
The National Sports Center in Blaine is one of the busiest spots in the state this time of year.
The Schwan’s USA Cup youth soccer tournament is adjusting Tuesday’s game schedule because of Minnesota’s hot, steamy weather.
The Schwan’s USA Cup youth soccer tournament suspended play for three hours due to the steamy heat Sunday afternoon.