When over 1,000 teams arrive at the National Sports Center for USA CUP in July, most of the players will be performing in front of the biggest crowds of their lives. That sounds a bit intimidating. So, for Motivational Monday, it might help to hear about someone who has gone on to play with millions of eyes on him.
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic participated in the 1999 USA CUP as a youth player for Malmo FF from Sweden before going on to a legendary professional career. He is just one of many decorated alumni players, so if your team is coming to play in the event, keep in mind what those who came before you have accomplished. Perhaps the next great player will be in Blaine this summer.