The Sporting Kansas City Academy U-17s and U-15s ended 2019-20 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying with three matches apiece this weekend at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
After playing their first three qualifying matches last fall at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, the U-17s and U-15s took the field for another series of games against fellow MLS academies from across the country.
The Sporting KC U-17s enjoyed a strong start on Friday, defeating Minnesota United FC by 3-0 scoreline with a brace from Rokus Pukstas and an Osvaldo Cisneros strike. Subsequent losses to Chicago Fire FC and Seattle Sounders FC resulted in a fifth-place finish for Sporting in Group B. Having placed fifth, the U-17s will now compete in Division 3 of the main 2020 Generation adidas Cup tournament in April in Frisco, Texas.
The U-15s fell to Minnesota, Chicago and Seattle, falling short of first place in Group B. Only the group stage winners at the U-15 age level will advance to the crowning Generation adidas Cup competition in Frisco in April.
2019-20 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying: U-17 Results
|Oct. 11, 2019||Sporting 0-2 LA Galaxy||Swope Soccer Village|
|Oct. 12, 2019||Sporting 0-0 (2-4) Seattle||Swope Soccer Village|
|Oct. 14, 2019||Sporting 0-1 San Jose||Swope Soccer Village|
|Feb. 14, 2020||Sporting 3-0 Minnesota||Dignity Health Sports Park|
|Feb. 15, 2020||Sporting 0-5 Chicago||Dignity Health Sports Park|
|Feb. 17, 2020||Sporting 1-2 Seattle||Dignity Health Sports Park|
2019-20 Generation adidas Cup Qualifying: U-15 Results
|Oct. 11, 2019||Sporting 1-0 LA Galaxy||Swope Soccer Village|
|Oct. 12, 2019||Sporting 2-2 (4-2) Seattle||Swope Soccer Village|
|Oct. 14, 2019||Sporting 1-1 (5-4) San Jose||Swope Soccer Village|
|Feb. 14, 2020||Sporting 0-2 Minnesota||Dignity Health Sports Park|
|Feb. 15, 2020||Sporting 0-3 Chicago||Dignity Health Sports Park|
|Feb. 17, 2020||Sporting 0-3 Seattle||Dignity Health Sports Park|
With Generation adidas Cup qualifying complete, the Sporting KC U-19s, U-17s and U-15s will travel to Dallas this coming weekend for the resumption of the 2019-20 U.S. Soccer Development Academy regular season, meeting Solar SC on Saturday and FC Dallas on Sunday. Both tripleheaders will see the U-15s take the field at 9 a.m. CT, followed by the U-17s at 11 a.m. CT and the U-19s at 1 p.m. CT. Follow @SKCAcademy on Twitter for live updates throughout the weekend.