The US Youth Soccer Target United Cup offers recreational soccer players an opportunity to play in a high-quality tournament in a fun atmosphere, where the emphasis is placed on participation, fun and competition.
The Target United Cup is a guaranteed three-game, round-robin format. Scores and standings are not kept in the 10U-below divisions, with all participants receiving a participation award. In 11U-above divisions, semifinal and final matches are held, with members of the first- and second-place teams each receiving awards.
This annual event is the largest recreational youth soccer event in Iowa, with over 110 teams descending on Ames every June. The Iowa Soccer Association has run a Recreational Event every year since 1992.