The first inaugural SOB Cup commences this Saturday, April 16th. MRSL League champions Blast FC join First Division stalwarts Valencia and newly promoted Warlocks, making fully half of the tournament field top tier talent. Not that the Second Division sides are any slouches, with Stegman’s Old Boys and Dynamo Eden Prairie proven commodities with the ability to trouble the best and a debuting Stegman’s Other Boys with the talent to spring a few surprises, and the tournament is looking to be a competitive affair.
“There is a lot of quality in the field” said Manager Jon Bisswurm “and some clear favorites in the First Division sides. Still, it’s cup football so surprises are likely, and there isn’t a better way to prepare for the season than to test ourselves in this sort of friendly/competitive atmosphere against the best.”
All games, including the competitive opener for Stegman’s Other Boys, will be played at Rice/Arlington Park in St Paul.
Club sponsor Northern Brewer will be running brewing demonstrations and handling beer tastings throughout the tournament, the Tin Cup Bar will be running drink specials for spectators and players after the final and it’s all for a good cause, with charity Pints for Prostates an at-event presence.
The tournament kicks off at 8:50am on Saturday with Warlocks taking on Dynamo Eden Prairie, all leading up to the cup final that will start at 5:50pm.
|Warlocks FC||Dynamo||8:30 AM||9:40 AM|
|Other Boys||Blast||9:40 AM||10:50 AM|
|Old Boys||Warlocks FC||10:50 AM||12:00 PM|
|Valencia||Other Boys||12:00 PM||1:10 PM|
|Dynamo||Old Boys||1:10 PM||2:20 PM|
|Blast||Valencia||2:20 PM||3:30 PM|
|B#3||A#3||3:30 PM||4:40 PM|
|A#2||B#2||4:40 PM||5:50 PM|
|A#1||B#1||5:50 PM||7:00 PM|