The Patterson Cup returns to Swope Soccer Village from June 7-11 as 37 teams from 17 different MLS Academies across three age groups come to Kansas City for the prestigious tournament. The Patterson Cup returned in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to Covid and boasts a highly competitive field of teams from the U-12, U-13 and U-14 levels.
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Each team will play four group stage matches with the top team in each group moving on to the semifinals. All teams are guaranteed six matches over the course of the competition. US Youth National Team scouts are planning to be in attendance throughout the entirety of the tournament as well.
The Patterson Cup is named after Sporting KC co-owner Neal Patterson and his wife Jeanne, both of whom lost their lives to cancer in 2017. For more than a decade, the Patterson Family helped transform Sporting KC into the model MLS organization it is today. Their unwavering commitment to the growth of soccer in Kansas City has been manifested through the development of state-of-the-art facilities, technological innovation at sporting events and significant investment in soccer at the youth level.
The inaugural Patterson Cup took place in March 2019 with six MLS academies squaring off at the U-12 level. The 2023 edition includes the U-13 and U-14 age groups as well.