Regina, Saskatchewan (Regina Leader-Post, July 22, 2012) -- The Unidad 98’s under-14 boys soccer team, from Regina, on Saturday became the first Saskatchewan boys team to win a title at the U.S.A. Cup tournament in Minneapolis.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, July 23, 2012) -- The Eclipse and Phoenix soccer clubs reached three finals in USA Cup tournaments during the past two weeks in Blaine, Minn.
The Eclipse 2001 and 99 girls teams and the Phoenix 99 boys squad advanced to championship games of the USA Cup Weekend on July 13-15 and the Eclipse 2001 played for the under-age 11 girls gold division title in the USA Cup on July 17 through Saturday.
Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Eclipse Phoenix soccer teams earn silver medals in Minnesota
Blaine, Minn. (ABC Newspapers, July 23, 2012) -- Championship games for all divisions of the 28th annual Schwan’s USA Cup were played on Saturday, July 21, at the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine.
Minnesota teams won four of the 16 top-level championships. International visiting teams from Canada, Mexico, Norway and Japan won titles.
Blaine, Minn. (IM Soccer News, July 23, 2012) -- Following a successful weekend tournament, play resumed at the National Sports Center as part of the annual Schwan’s USA Cup. While some teams participate in both the weekend and week-long version of the event, many other teams entered play for a taste of the fast-paced soccer action and other attractions as part of the Schwan’s USA Cup.
Minneapolis, Minn. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 21, 2012) -- Minneapolis United left the pitch Saturday with mixed emotions.
The U-14 boys' group emerged from the Schwan's USA Cup soccer tournament crowned as champions and even avenged an opening-round loss to the Brooklyn Italians in the process. But the tournament's conclusion meant the team would have to say goodbye to teammate and friend Marcus Jones.
BLAINE, Minn. (The Mining Journal, Marquette, Mich., July 21, 2012) -- A 3-2 loss to the HFC United of Hastings, Minn., on Friday ended the Marquette Wave 98 girls soccer team's quest for the 2012 Schwan's USA Cup.
Fridley, Minn. (Sun Focus, July 20, 2012) -- A heart attack survivor honored his rescuers, including one who recently passed away, with the donation of an AED to a local senior apartment complex.
Garry Frankel of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, presented the AED (automatic external defibrillator) July 13 at Norwood Square Apartments, 6200 Fifth St. in Fridley.
Blaine, Minn. (Sun Newspapers, July 22, 2012) -- During the Lake Conference high school soccer season, Ellen Williams of Hopkins and Sarah Manning of Minnetonka are archrivals.
The summer is a different story, though, because they are teammates on the Tonka United Blue Under-17 girls traveling team.
Blaine, Minn. (Sun Newspapers, July 22, 2012) -- There are times in sports when a tie feels like a win.
Members of the Plymouth Extreme Under-16 boys soccer team felt that way when they tied Queensbury School of London, England in Schwan’s USA Cup July 19 at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Blaine, Minn. (Sun Newspapers, July 19, 2012) -- Dakota REV Soccer Club’s Under-16 girls Premier team is accustomed to traveling, but last weekend found itself one victory from a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Blaine, Minn. (IM Soccer News, July 19, 2012) -- The 27th annual Schwan’s USA Cup Weekend and Week-Long youth soccer tournament kicked off in Blaine, MN under bright skies and the usual sultry mid-July weather. This year’s tournament featured teams from 16 countries, 22 states and 66 Minnesota club teams. During the 11-day event, 958 teams and over 14,000 players will compete for one of the most coveted prizes in youth soccer—the USA Cup.
Blaine, Minn. (ABC Newspapers, July 19, 2012) -- Thousands of young athletes from around the world gathered at the National Sport Center this week to compete in the USA Cup soccer tournament – the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere.
Blaine, Minn. (12 Sports/Northwest Community Television, July 18, 2012) -- The main tournament at Schwan's USA Cup soccer is now underway. The MapleBrook Red X under-15 silver division girls team won its tournament opener.
Blaine, Minn. (ABC Newspapers, July 18, 2012) -- More than 10,000 youth soccer players and fans packed the National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine Tuesday night for opening ceremonies at the 28th annual Schwan’s USA CUP.
BLAINE, Minn. (KARE TV, July 17, 2012) -- 958 teams and about 14,000 players are participating in the Schwan's USA Cup this year in Blaine.
The soccer tournament is coming off what organizers call some of the worst weather in tournament history last year. Heat forced some games to be cancelled. A flag system will be used this year to signify when water breaks will occur for players. Spectators can also escape the heat inside ice rinks at the National Sports Center.
Blaine, Minn. (IM Soccer News, July 17, 2012) -- Earlier this year, IMSoccer News featured the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team and the organization behind the team, the American Amputee Soccer Association (AASA). After a busy seven months that saw the team travel around the country holding clinics and playing the Mexican and Haitian National Amputee Soccer Teams, the US National Team is spending the week in Minnesota.
Blaine, Minn. (ABC Newspapers, July 16, 2012) -- Schwan’s USA Cup finished its first three days of action with championship matches in the weekend tournament yesterday (July 15) at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
The featured division over the weekend was the PUMA vElite division, an invitational division for elite U16 teams from all over the country.
Minneapolis, Minn. (KARE-TV, July 15, 2012) -- Sam Hanson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota can handle Midwest winters but this Minnesota summer is another thing.
Hanson and his team are just one of many from 22 states and17 countries competing in Blaine in the Schwan's Cup. Like Hanson, all of them are competing against one very powerful opponent: the heat.
Minneapolis, Minn. (Star Tribune, July 15, 2012) -- A tweed frock-wearing, swashbuckling Johnny Depp flashed before the eyes of Lisa Williams, her son, Eli, and the rest of their family 14 months ago. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" was playing at the local theater.
Outside, a few miles away, an EF5, multiple-vortex tornado bore down on Joplin, Mo.
BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO-TV, July 13, 2012) – 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 have been back since the devastating earthquake and tsunami – disasters that destroyed both of their neighborhoods.
Blaine, Minn. (ABC Newspapers, July 13, 2012 -- Twenty-eight years later, the numbers centered on the largest youth soccer tournament on this side of the globe are still staggering.
Teams from all over the world come to Blaine to compete in Schwan's USA Cup soccer tournament.