More than 30 games will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube, including 15 knockout round games
NEW YORK (Thursday, April 7, 2022) – Major League Soccer today announced streaming details for the 2022 Generation adidas Cup, an elite youth tournament featuring MLS and professional club academies from around the globe. A total of 80 teams from nine countries 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.
More than 30 games across the 2022 Generation adidas Cup will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube. Providing commentary throughout the week will be David Gass (play-by-play), former MLS standouts Bobby Warshaw (analyst) and Michael Lahoud (analyst), Matt Pedersen (sideline reporter) and Kelly Glendenning (sideline reporter).
A full schedule of the streamed matches can be found below, with MLS academies bolded. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
Saturday, April 9
2 p.m. CM Rayados vs. Toronto FC Academy U15
4 p.m. Universidad Nacional vs. Colorado Rapids Next U15
6 p.m. Club Leon vs. LAFC U-15
8 p.m. New York Red Bulls U15 vs. River Plate
Sunday, April 10
10 a.m. River Plate U17 vs. D.C. United Academy U17
12 p.m. Austin FC U17B vs. Santos Laguna
2 p.m. New York Red Bulls U17 vs. CM Rayados
4 p.m. LAFC U-17 vs. Flamengo
Monday, April 11
10 a.m. Columbus Crew Academy U17 vs. Club Tijuana
12 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes U17B vs. River Plate U17
2 p.m. Real Salt Lake U17 vs. Tigres
4 p.m. CM Rayados vs. Vancouver Whitecaps U17
Tuesday, April 12
10 a.m. Celtic U17 vs. FC Cincinnati 2005 Academy
12 p.m. Minnesota United NEXT 05/06 vs. Manchester United U17
2 p.m. Flamengo vs. Philadelphia Union U17
4 p.m. Inter Miami CF vs. AS Roma
Wednesday, April 13
1 p.m. U17 Round of 16
3 p.m. U17 Round of 16
5 p.m. U17 Round of 16
7 p.m. U17 Round of 16
Thursday, April 14
1 p.m. U15 Quarterfinals
3 p.m. U15 Quarterfinals
5 p.m. U15 Quarterfinals
7 p.m. U15 Quarterfinals
Friday, April 15
4 p.m. U17 Quarterfinal
6 p.m. U15 Semifinal
8 p.m. U15 Semifinal
Saturday, April 16
4:30 p.m. U17 Semifinal
6:30 p.m. U17 Semifinal
9 p.m. U15 Final
Sunday, April 17
9:15 p.m. U17 Final
The game’s rising stars will be on full display, as all 28 MLS clubs will have academy representation in both the U-17 and U-15 divisions. Additionally, the academy for MLS’ 29th club, St. Louis CITY SC, will compete in the U-17 division. In 2019, Seattle Sounders FC U-17 squad became the first MLS team to win the event since its international expansion in 2014, defeating Valencia 1-0 in the Champions Division title game.
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.
Forty teams, divided into 10 groups of four, will compete in each of the two age divisions. MLS club seeding was determined by Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers at the inaugural MLS NEXT Fest in December 2021. Each team will play three group matches to determine qualification for the knockout round. Sixteen teams will qualify for the winner’s side of the draw with winning teams advancing to play in a bracket-style elimination format. All teams competing in GA Cup are guaranteed to compete in seven matches and matches will be 60 minutes in length, comprised of two 30-minute halves. Select matches played inside Toyota Stadium, the home of FC Dallas, will feature 35-minute halves.
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 2021-22 season includes 133 clubs, 598 teams and over 12,000 players across the U.S. and Canada. Official partners of MLS NEXT include adidas and Carolina Online at the University of South Carolina. For more information about MLS NEXT, visit www.mlssoccer.com/mlsnext.