MLS Next U17s are headed to the Generation Adidas Cup in Frisco! Generation Adidas Cup is back and it’s bigger than ever in 2022!
The elite youth tournament will have 80 professional academies from 10 countries across four continents that will compete in U-17 and U-15 tournament play at the Toyota Soccer Center at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas from April 9-17, Major League Soccer announced Monday.
Additionally, two U.S. based academies – Weston FC and Solar Soccer Club – will compete in the U-17 division, replacing Remo Stars Academy and Cruz Azul. Weston FC won the first U-16 MLS NEXT Cup in 2021.
“In the form of a world-class competition, Generation Adidas Cup provides the stage to introduce and showcase the next generation of stars from MLS academies and top clubs around the globe,” MLS Vice President of Player Youth and Development Fred Lipka said in a release. “The expansion of the field to 80 teams will only heighten the level of competition, and we are excited to see our MLS academies competing head-to-head with many of the top international programs.”