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Schwan's USA CUP Kicks Off in Blaine

Updated: 07/15/2014 5:09 PM
Created: 07/11/2014 1:48 PM KSTP.com
By: Lauren Beukelman

The opening ceremony for the Schwan's USA CUP will be held Tuesday with remarks from Gov. Mark Dayton. 

The Schwan's USA CUP began Friday, July 11 at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota.

This will mark the 30th anniversary of the tournament, which is the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere.

This year 1,060 teams from 19 countries and 21 states will participate in the tournament, breaking the previous attendance record by 43 teams.

Ghana and India will also participate for the first time, joining international teams from Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Uganda.

The Schwan's USA CUP will be played through Saturday, July 19, with all games being played at the National Sports Center.

Photo: Courtesy of the National Sports Center
Photo: Courtesy of the National Sports Center

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