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Events will be held in four cities across the country and give top players outside of MLS NEXT an opportunity to display their talents 

NEW YORK (Friday, September 16, 2022) – MLS NEXT is announcing four MLS NEXT Invitational Talent ID Events presented by Allstate that will take place in four different cities across the United States this fall. Each event will provide an opportunity for top players outside of MLS NEXT to display their talents for coaches, scouts, and MLS NEXT staff members.

In partnership with Allstate, MLS NEXT is committed to providing greater opportunities for players in the United States and Canada to access MLS NEXT’s player development pathway. All four MLS NEXT Invitational Talent ID Events are free of cost and will provide all invited participants with an MLS NEXT experience. Dates and locations include:

Sunday, September 18 – Charlotte, N.C.

  • Location: Mecklenburg County Sportsplex; 2425 Sports Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105

Wednesday, September 28 – Chicago, Ill.

  • Location: Bridgeview Sports Fields at SeatGeek Stadium; 7000 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455

Friday, October 21 – Dallas, Texas

  • Location: PIT Roanoke; 401 Bobcat Blvd, Roanoke, TX 76262

Wednesday, November 16 – Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Location: Reach 11 Sports Complex; 2425 E Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85050

About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) protects people from life's uncertainties with a wide array of protection for cars, homes, electronic devices and identity theft. Affordable products are available through a broad distribution network including Allstate agents, independent agents, major retailers, online and at the workplace. Allstate is widely known for the slogan "You're in Good Hands with Allstate." For more information, visit www.allstate.com.

About Major League Soccer

Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer – celebrating its 27th season in 2022 – features 29 clubs throughout the United States and Canada, including 2022 expansion team Charlotte FC and St. Louis City SC, which debuts in 2023. For more information about MLS, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.

About MLS NEXT

MLS NEXT is a new paradigm for player development, launched in 2020 to transform youth soccer in North America. Founded on a collaborative approach to governance and a commitment to innovation, MLS NEXT players have access to the highest level of competition, training and personal development opportunities that will prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life. Membership for the 2022-23 season includes 137 clubs, 628 teams and over 13,000 players across the U.S. and Canada. Official partners of MLS NEXT include adidas, Allstate, DoorDash, and the University of South Carolina. For more information about MLS NEXT, visit www.mlssoccer.com/mlsnext.