Two Sporting Kansas City Academy sides are gearing up for a record-setting Generation adidas Cup as the U-17s and U-15s head down to Bradenton, FL. from April 2-9 to compete in the prestigious MLS NEXT event. Led by head coaches Chris O’Neal and Luis Pacheco, Sporting’s U-17s and U-15s have been hard at work since returning from the December break, competing in MLS NEXT competitions and preparing for GA Cup.
The U-17s have been on a tear since MLS NEXT resumed play in mid-February, earning five results in their last six matches. Posting a 3-1-2 record in those six matches, the U-17s own a 4-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Academy and a 5-0 win over RGV Toros FC. With offensive firepower and a strong defense, The U-17s have outscored opponents 14-4 and held four clean sheets since returning to play.
Sporting’s U-17s will be in Group 6, opening Generation adidas Cup against Charlotte FC on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CT. The following day they face their international opponent Atlas F.C. out of Liga MX at 1 p.m. CT. To close out the group stage they take on Toronto FC on Monday, April 3 at 1 p.m. CT.
Much like the U-17s, Sporting Kansas City’s U-15 group has been red hot since coming back from break, winning five of their last six matches. With two wins over Houston, and a win over Minnesota United’s Academy, Sporting’s U-15s have looked superb in MLS NEXT competitions.
Also playing in Group 6, Sporting KC’s U-15s' first opponent of GA Cup is Valencia CF from La Liga Saturday at 10:30 a.m. CT. They will take on Philadelphia Union on Sunday and Inter Miami CF on Monday with both matches kicking at 9 a.m. CT.
Major League Soccer and MLS NEXT today announced the broadcast schedule for the 2023 Generation adidas Cup with 28 matches streaming live on on MLS Season Pass, the subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer on the Apple TV app. Twelve group play matches will feature MLS academies against international clubs and the remaining 16 games will include select Round of 16 and Quarterfinal matchups, along with all Semi-Final, Third Place and Championship matches.
Sporting fans can follow along the Sporting KC Academy's GA Cup journey by following @SKCAcademy on Twitter and Instagram. Both will feature score updates, starting XIs as well as photos from all of Sporting's matches.
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