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Latest News from the NSC

Latest News from the NSC

NSC announces Target as title sponsor for USA CUP

07/01/2019, 11:30am CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

BLAINE, Minn., (July 1, 2019) — The National Sports Center (NSC) is excited to announce Target will be the title sponsor for the USA CUP youth soccer tournament, starting with the 2019 tournament as part of a multi-year partnership.

National Sports Center unveils a new logo design

06/28/2019, 10:45am CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

The National Sports Center is excited to announce a “refresh” of its brand that includes a new logo design.

The NSC is a nationally recognized leader in youth and amateur sports. It is focused on hosting and creating top-tier events that promote good sportsmanship, quality competition and a lifetime of athletic activity.

Here's the new look.

“As we welcome new partners and position ourselves in a dynamic sports landscape, it is the perfect time to update our brand and company logos,” said Sara Soli, the Chief Marketing Officer of the NSC. “It is an opportunity to recognize our past accomplishments while providing a platform to build and grow in the future”.

To download and use the new logo, please visit our Logos page at:

Counting down: 35th USA CUP kicks off in four weeks

06/14/2019, 11:30am CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

Registration numbers look strong, and 49th and 50th states are in the fold!

Blaine, Minn. (June 13, 2019) – With the kick-off of the 35th annual USA CUP youth soccer tournament at the National Sports Center (NSC) just four weeks away, the tournament is again tracking to attract close to 1,200 teams.

Set for July 12-20, 2019, USA CUP is the largest soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. Last year’s tournament attracted 1,150 teams, the third largest in the history of the tournament. The high mark for team registration was set in 2016, with 1,178 teams. Teams are still being accepted into the tournament at this date, but it looks like the final total of accepted teams will again fall in the same range as recent years.

“Until the NSC can add more playing fields, the tournament’s capacity is right about where we have ended up the last four years,” said USA CUP director Jen Een. “We are optimistic the NSC will build additional fields in the future, which will allow us to accept more teams.”

Aaron Schmidt, USA CUP Recruiting Director, reports that 19 countries are solidly registered for the 2019 tournament, as of this date.

“Some international teams are still working to secure visas, so we may add an additional country or two,” said Schmidt.

Here’s the early look at the international line-up for the countries confirmed for the 2019 tournament:

Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Haiti, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S.