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Sipping from the CUP

07/12/2013, 5:15pm CDT
By Admin

Sipping from the CUP will provide a daily run-through some of the short news items at Schwan’s USA CUP, powered by Sport Ngin. Enjoy!

Donate your used soccer gear to The Sanneh Foundation’s Kick it Back Program

Do you have old soccer cleats or uniforms that you do not know what to do with?  Here is an opportunity to clear out your garage or closet while helping spread the love of soccer to the children in the Twin Cities and around the world.

Over the next week The Sanneh Foundation will have a location at Schwan’s USA CUP for collecting equipment to be here in the Twin Cities and around the world.  You can simply drop off your gently-used cleats and uniforms to The Sanneh Foundation/ Haitian Initiative Table inside the Expo Center near the Eastbay Store.


Dave Berggren a reporter from KARE-11 television, the NBC affiliate in the Twin Cities, was on campus Friday shooting a story about the Haitian Initiative team. He managed to catch the first goal of a 4-0 Haiti victory over Minnesota Thunder Academy of the Twin Cities. The goal was a beautiful floater from well outside the box that lofted precisely over the goalkeeper’s arms. Dave was shooting from right behind the goal. After catching the goal on video, Berggren turned shut off his camera, picked up his tripod and said, “Doesn’t get any better than that!”


The Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club of Duluth, Minn. hosted about 60 Colombian players for a series of friendly exhibition matches on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Nine matches were held the day before USA CUP began.

“The boys will see that they can compete with some of the top teams in the world,” Gitchi Gummi coach Scott Anderson told WDIO Television. “In Colombia, they grow up playing soccer. The boys here have played for a long time and these kids see that they can match up.” 

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Tag(s): July 12, 2013