The inaugural MLS NEXT Fest will feature over 300 of the top youth teams including 6,000 players from across the United States and Canada. They will be competing in the MLS NEXT Fest Showcase and Generation Adidas Cup Qualifiers. The five-day event will be held at SilverLakes Sports Complex in Norco, Calif., Friday, December 3 through Tuesday, December 7.
The MLS NEXT Fest Showcase will be comprised of over 260 MLS NEXT teams in four age groups (U15, U16, U17, and U19). All teams will play three games in four days and are seeded in groups based on their performance in the fall portion of the 2021-22 MLS NEXT regular season.