Blaine Soccer Club wins Schwan’s USA CUP title

Sports Reporter
Sam is the sports reporter for ABC Newspapers, covering high school, junior college and community sports in the area. He joined the staff in October 2016.
Emily Guckeen heads the ball for the Coon Rapids Soccer Association Fire Breathing Unicorns in the girls U13 division. (Photos by Bill Jones) Blaine Fury’s Eleanor Alexander (right) tracks down the ball in the girls U12A flight. Jacob Davis (left) of the Northern Lights Soccer Tornadoes kicks the ball in the boys U13 division.
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Emily Guckeen heads the ball for the Coon Rapids Soccer Association Fire Breathing Unicorns in the girls U13 division. (Photos by Bill Jones)

Twenty-six champions were crowned July 16 in the Schwan’s USA CUP Weekend Tournament. The Blaine Soccer Club was one of six Minnesota clubs to win titles. Joining them were Rochester Youth Soccer Association, Minneapolis United, Eden Prairie Soccer Club, Sporting St. Croix and Minnesota Thunder Academy.

Other states winning championships were Wisconsin (3), Illinois, (2), North Dakota (2), South Dakota (1) and Nebraska (1).

Teams from Ontario won five titles, Mexico won two and Costa Rica, China and Japan each won one.

The weeklong USA CUP tournament was held July 18-22 with the indoor tournament held July 19-21.

Below are the weekend championship scores:

11 Boys A flight: Croatian Eagles 06 Red, Franklin, Wis. 3, Broomfield Blast SC Prestige, Broomfield, Colo. 1.

11 Boys B flight: Blaine Blaze, Blaine, Minn. 3, Magic Soccer FC, Bismarck, N.D. 0.

11 Boys C flight: Valladolid USA Purple 06, Pingree Grove, Ill. 7, Edina SC Black, Edina, Minn. 0.

11 Girls A flight: Polonia SC 06, Franklin, Wis. 2, REV SC Academy, Rosemount, Minn. 0.

11 Girls B flight: RYSA Thunder, Rochester, Minn. 3, Minot Magic FC, Minot, N.D. 1.

11 Girls C flight: Minneapolis United Warriors, Minn. 1. Bloomington Youth Soccer, Minn. 0.

12 Boys A flight: Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico 6, Colegio Santo Americo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 0.

12 Boys B flight: Lincoln School, Heredia, Costa Rica 2, WSEU Red, Winnipeg, Manitoba 0.

12 Girls A flight: Croatian Eagles Red, Franklin, Wisc. 3, Woodbury SC Academy Blue, Woodbury, Minn. 1.

12 Girls B flight: Mitchell Ravens FC, Mitchell, S.D. 6, FC United, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 3.

12 Girls C flight: EPSC Peltier, Eden Prairie, Minn. 4, Lakeville Wolves, Lakeville, Minn. 2.

13 Boys A flight: Sporting St. Croix, Stillwater, Minn. 2, Kickers United FC, Elgin, Ill. 1.

13 Boys B flight: Beijing Zhongguanchun United, Beijing, China 2, REV SC South Black, Rosemount, Minn. 1.

13 Girls A flight: Oshawa Kicks, Oshawa, Ontario 5, Thunder Bay Chill, Thunder Bay, Ontario 0.

13 Girls B flight: FC Lake County Black, Grayslake, Ill. 1, Valley United Red Devils, Apple Valley, Minn. 0.

14 Boys A flight: Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico 8, REV SC Academy Black, Rosemount, Minn. 1.

14 Boys B flight: Magic Soccer FC, Bismarck, N.D. 4, Esporte Clube Pinherios, Sao Paulo, Brazil 3.

14 Girls A flight: Thunder Bay Chill, Thunder Bay, Ontario 1, Club Deportivo Gol Star, Bogota, Colombia 0.

15 Boys A flight: MTA 2002, Twin Cities, Minn. 2, SSC Diablos 02, South Sioux City, Neb. 1.

15 Girls A flight: Thunder Bay Chill Selects, Thunder Bay, Ontario 4, FC Menasha SWAT, Menasha, Wis. 0,

16 Boys A flight: Caledon FC 01, Toronto, Ontario 3, Thunder Bay Chill, Thunder Bay, Ontario 2.

16 Girls A flight: DUSC, Bismarck, N.D. 1, Waunakee Purple Rockets, Waunakee, Wis. 0.

17 Boys A flight: Lincoln Aztecs FC, Lincoln, Neb. 3, Hartford United SC Black, Hartford, Wis., 1.

17 Girls A flight: Bonivital Flames, Winnipeg, Manitoba 1, NLS Strikers, Anoka, Minn. 0.

19 Boys A flight: Thunder Bay Chill, Thunder Bay, Ontario 2, Rudbeckianska, Vasteras, Sweden 0.

19 Girls A flight: Tokiwagi Gakuen High School, Sendai, Japan 4, Fire SC, Twin Cities, Minn. 0.