BLAINE, Minn., (June 5, 2023) — The National Sports Center (NSC) is excited to announce that the 2023 Target USA CUP will take place July 14-22, 2023. The tournament is excited to welcome the largest number of
players and referees from across the country and world to Blaine, Minnesota, since before the
pandemic. More than 1,050 teams will participate throughout the eight-day event.
Throughout the week, there will be a multitude of activities across the campus to keep players
nourished, replenished, and entertained throughout the eight days. There will be several partners
bringing high-energy activities to engage with players.
“Having the world unite here in Blaine is always a special time for us. Our great partners, Target, Adidas,
and MNUFC help to make the experience off the soccer pitch memorable for these players. We truly
believe that they are making memories that will last a lifetime,” said Todd Johnson, Executive Director,
National Sports Center.
Weekend Tournament: July 14-16
Weeklong Tournament: July 18-22
Opening Ceremony: July 18th – 7 p.m. parade start
Watch for more updates on the tournament website, usacup.org, and Beyond the Bench, the official
blog of the National Sports Center, blog.nscsports.org. To learn more visit usacup.org.
About the National Sports Center
The National Sports Center is one of the world’s largest amateur sports facilities. The NSC operates over
100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and
international competitions. The facility boasts an annual attendance of over 4 million visitors each year.
The NSC is a priceless, innovative and unique asset to Minnesota sports families, and to the local
economy as well.
In addition to being the home of Minnesota United FC, the NSC houses the offices of Twin Cities Rush
The NSC is a State of Minnesota campus, but is operated by the National Sports Center Foundation, a
501(c)3 non-profit organization that is self-sustaining and receives no annual operating funding from the