Area soccer players get taste of USA Cup

Many local soccer teams were among the 1,007 teams from 17 states and 17 different countries to play in the 29th annual Schwan’s USA Cup last week at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Schwan’s USA Cup is one of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the world with divisions covering boys’ and girls’ U9 through U19.


O_MGinUSACupAmara Hobbs of the Maplebrook Blast U16 team pushes the ball up field in a USA Cup game. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)


O_MGinUSAcup2Maplebrook U16 Gold team member Keara Clacko battles two opponents for ball control in a USA Cup match. (Photo courtesy of Rich Moll)