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Video: SOM United’s Socially Distanced Soccer Tournament

For SOM United, the Yale SOM soccer club, the annual Cohort Cup is the year’s biggest event. Students form cohort-based teams and compete for bragging rights in a spirited round-robin tournament. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced club leaders to retool the Cohort Cup, replacing matches with a series of socially distanced soccer challenges, including juggling, soccer tennis, a shootout, and relay races, that allowed participants of all skills levels to compete safely. “This is the highlight of the year so far,” said Emmanuel Fadahunsi ’21.