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Faces at the Cup

07/11/2014, 7:15pm CDT
By Media Staff

Our special section where we highlight the unique and special people that make Schwan's USA CUP an experience like no other in youth soccer. We feature players, coaches, parents, volunteers and staff. 

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Staff: Mark Erickson  •  Shoreview, MN, USA  •  Scoring Team

Mark, 43, provides crucial team support by gathering and uploading games scores as quickly after the match as he can. This role affords him the opportunity to keep up on his Spanish when he’s interacting with some of our international teams.

Volunteer: Bill Neiss  •  Rogers, MN, USA  •  Medical Team

Bill incorporates his career as a high school EMT teacher into real-world experience for his students, as they also volunteer for the medical team. By being an instructor in action, he gets to watch his students recognize the quality of their skillset.

Player: Alexander Lobo  •  Oslo, Norway  •  Bekkelaget Sportsklubb

After a severe knee injury put Lobo, 16, on the sidelines for 6-months, he took the field with his team, Bekkelaget Sportsklubb 2, at the 2013 Norway Cup and delivered a hat-trick, which secured a 4-2 victory for his team in a key match. 

Coach: Jaime Rivera  •   Eastern WI  •  ACE Soccer Club

Coach Jaime, 37, is bringing 11 teams to USA CUP for the second year in a row. By donating his time and bringing quality soccer to under-privileged kids in his community, he helps to change and inspire the lives of his young players. 

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Tag(s): July 11, 2014