• The annual Schwan’s USA Cup youth soccer tournament kicks off next weekend in Blaine, with yet another record-breaking number of teams. 1,178 squads, from 19 states and 19 countries, will play over the course of the week at the National Sports Center, which now has 54 fields at its sprawling complex. Minnesota United FC will also host three games at the NSC during the tournament, which runs from July 15-23.
• France takes on Portugal in the final of the European Championship on Sunday, as Portuguese attacker Cristiano Ronaldo tries to drag an unremarkable Portugal team to his first international trophy. You can expect Portugal, first and foremost, to try to keep France off the scoreboard; in three knockout-round games, the Portuguese have allowed just one goal.
• Spare a thought for Woodbury’s Kassey Kallman, who has played the entirety of the past 32 consecutive games for the Boston Breakers in the NWSL. Kallman’s streak makes her the league leader in consecutive minutes, which is impressive. Boston, which has one win in 11 games and has scored just three goals all season, isn’t.