Minnesota teams win seven of 16 “A” flight championships at Schwan’s USA CUP Weekend Tournament Sunday, July 12; tournament resumes Tuesday

BLAINE, Minn. (July 12, 2015) – Minnesota soccer clubs captured seven of the 16 “A” flight championships contested on the final day of the Schwan’s USA CUP Weekend Tournament Sunday.

Wisconsin boasted three winning teams, Illinois two, and Missouri one. Among the international champions Sweden, Brazil and Canada (Ontario) recorded one championship each.

This year’s tournament features a record turnout of 1,153 teams from 19 states and 16 countries, making it the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The weekend and week-long tournaments together will generate an estimated $32.2 million in economic impact.

Schwan’s USA CUP continues this week. After an off day on Monday, the Schwan’s USA CUP Weeklong Tournament continues on Tuesday, July 14. The Opening Ceremony will be the featured event on Tuesday. Starting at 7:30 p.m., that event will feature a colorful parade of teams, skydivers, fireworks, the lighting of the USA CUP cauldron, and a post-ceremony concert, Rock the Cup.

Here are the Weekend Tournament championship results from Sunday, July 12. The winners of the A-flight championship games are considered Weekend Tournament champions:

11 Boys: 

  • A flight: Esporte Club Pinheiros Blue, Sao Paulo, Brazil 3, Magellan Premier, Lincoln, Neb. 2.
  • B flight: Esporte Club Pinheiros White, Sao Paulo, Brazil 6, CC United, Chaska/Chanhassen, Minn. 1.
  • C flight: Mundelein Strikers, Mundelein, Ill. 3, SSC Diablos, South Sioux City, Neb. 0.

11 Girls: 

  • A flight: SC Waukesha Blue, Waukesha, Wis. 4, Minnesota Thunder Academy 04 East, Twin Cities, Minn. 0.
  • B flight: SC Waukesha Fury, Waukesha, Wis. 4, Muscatine SC Lightning, Muscatine, Iowa 0.
  • C flight: Coon Rapids SA Flames, Coon Rapids, Minn. 1, Keliix Intra, Minneapolis, Minn. 0.

12 Boys: 

  • A flight: San Jose FC, San Jose, Ill. 2, Allouez Stampede, Green Bay, Wis. 1.
  • B flight: Colegio Santo Americo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 5, Waunakee Purple Thunder, Waunakee, Wis. 0.
  • C flight: Esporte Club Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil 4, Barcelona Elite, Bloomingdale, Ill. 1.

12 Girls: 

  • A flight: Appleton SC Blue, Appleton, Wis. 1, FC United Hurricanes Red, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 0.
  • B flight: Dakota REV, Rosemount, Minn. 6, NWISC Galaxy, Spencer, Iowa, 0.
  • C flight: Upper Peninsula SC, Marquette, Mich. 2, Oahe FC Maquina Blanca, Pierre, S.D. 0.

13 Boys: 

  • A flight: Elgin Pumas Gold, Elgin, Ill. 5, Esporte Club Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil 0.
  • B flight: Lincoln School, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica 4, Inter FC Premier, Palos Hills, Ill. 2.

13 Girls: 

  • A flight: SC Waukesha Blue, Waukesha, Wis. 3, Thunder Bay Chill, Thunder Bay, Ontario 0.
  • B flight: Inter FC Premier, Palos Hills, Ill. 2, Wisconsin Rapids Kickers, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. 1.

14 Boys: 

  • A flight: Prior Lake Predators, Prior Lake, Minn. 1, Fusion Elite, Plymouth and Wayzata, Minn. 0.

14 Girls: 

  • A flight: Dakota REV Rush, Rosemount, Minn. 2, Moline United, Moline, Ill. 0.

15 Boys: 

  • A flight: Minneapolis United Premier, Minneapolis 3, St. Croix Academy, Stillwater, Minn. 0.

15 Girls: 

  • A flight: Minnesota Thunder Academy 00, Twin Cities, Minn. 7, Minnesota Thunder Academy ECNL, Twin Cities, Minn. 2.

16 Boys: 

  • A flight: Sporting Lees Summit, Lees Summit, Mo. 2, Ela Elite, Lake Zurich, Ill. 0.

16 Girls: 

  • A flight: RYSA United Elite, Rochester, Minn. 2, Dakota REV Revenge, Rosemount, Minn. 0.

17 Boys: 

  • A flight: Thunder Bay Chill, Thunder Bay, Minn. 2, Sporting St. Croix, Stillwater, Minn. 1.

17 Girls:

  • A flight: Centennial SC Premier, Lino Lakes, Minn. 2, Minnesota Thunder Academy 98 Revenge, Twin Cities, Minn. 0.

19 Boys: 

  • A flight: Rudbeckianska, Vasteras, Sweden 2, Sporting St. Croix, Stillwater, Minn. 1.

19 Girls: 

  • A flight: Minnesota Thunder Academy ECNL, Twin Cities, Minn. 3, Fire SC, Rogers, Minn. 0.

About Schwan’s USA CUP

The 31st annual Schwan’s USA CUP will be held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, July 10-18, 2015.

The 2015 Schwan’s USA CUP will feature 1,153 teams, representing 16 countries and 19 states. It is the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. With an out-of-state economic impact of over $32 million, Schwan’s USA CUP is Minnesota’s largest annual out-of-state tourism event.

The tournament is unique as the only tournament of its size in the world that holds all its games on a single contiguous campus. It’s also known for its ambitious program of off-the-field activities that include an Olympic-style opening ceremony, a daily video show, live webcasting of selected games, social and educational activities for the players and their families, and tours to major Twin Cities tourist destinations.

For more information about Schwan’s USA CUP, please visit www.usacup.org. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USACUP or on twitter @usacupsoccer.

About the National Sports Center:

The National Sports Center (NSC) is a 600-acre multi-sport facility, located in Blaine, Minn., 20 minutes north of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. The campus includes the Schwan Super Rink, an eight-sheet ice arena that is the world’s largest ice facility; a soccer stadium; the Schwan Center meeting and convention building; the 18-hole Victory Links course; an indoor Sports Hall, 150-bed residence hall, and 46 soccer fields. The facility hosts nearly 300 events annually, and hosted 4 million visitors in 2014, making it the most-visited sports facility in Minnesota.

http://www.nscsports.org/