Major League Soccer announced currently a sum for a 2020 Generation adidas Cup, an chosen girl contest featuring tip clubs from North America and opposite a globe. The Sporting Kansas City Academy is among a 40 chosen veteran academies, travelling 11 countries, that will attend in U-17 and U-15 competitions during a Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas, from Apr 4-11.
The destiny stars of a foe will be on arrangement as Sporting joins 24 other MLS Academy teams to attend in an stretched U-17 foe that includes 15 premier general clubs, a largest margin in a 13-year story of a tournament. Top general clubs from Argentina (Boca Juniors, River Plate), Brazil (São Paulo), England (Southampton), Greece (Olympiacos), Mexico (Chivas de Guadalajara), Serbia (Red Star Belgrade) and Spain (Real Betis), among others will pretension U-17 multiplication play.
Intense rivalries will also play out in this year’s Generation adidas Cup with play between MLS and Liga MX clubs in U-17 and U-15 tournaments. The continued partnership between a dual leagues will see tip Mexican clubs in Atlas FC, Club Tijuana, Monterrey and a fourth nonetheless to be dynamic group play in both age groups. For a second uninterrupted year, a U-15 International Challenge will underline Liga MX vs. MLS, with a tip 4 clubs from any joining subordinate by on-field performance. The joining that captures a many victories between a dual will win a International Challenge, while a delegate pretension will be on a line when a tip MLS bar and tip Liga MX side face off in a winner-take-all finale.
The Sporting KC U-17s are guaranteed to contest in one of 3 groups during a Generation adidas Cup in April. In sequence for a Sporting KC U-15s to punch their sheet to Frisco, they contingency finish atop Group B in Generation adidas Cup qualifying, that will interpretation this weekend with matches on Friday, Saturday and Monday in Carson, California.
The 25 participating MLS clubs contest in Generation adidas Cup qualifiers to establish their opponents in Apr – commencement in Oct and culminating in final qualifiers from Feb. 14-17. The top dual MLS clubs in any U-17 group will allege to face tip general clubs in Division 1 play, while third and fourth place teams will play Liga MX opponents in Division 2. The remaining clubs will play in Division 3. For a U-15 qualifiers, usually the tip MLS bar in any group will allege to attend in a MLS-Liga MX International Challenge in Frisco.
As partial of a MLS Youth Affiliate Network launched in Sep 2019, 5 MLS Youth Affiliate clubs, including Sporting KC associate Sporting St. Louis, will attend in a initial Generation adidas Cup Affiliate Challenge. These associate clubs work with their particular MLS sides to urge talent marker and actor development, as Generation adidas Cup serves as an critical benchmark in a veteran trail for girl players.
Additional Generation adidas Cup info including compare schedules, promote sum and subordinate events will be announced in a weeks preceding a tournament.