Preview: NYCFC to Compete in MLS NEXT Fest
December 1, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New York City FC News Release
New York City Football Club will compete in the second-ever MLS NEXT Fest this month.
Featuring three separate competitions (the MLS NEXT Fest Showcase, Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers and the MLS NEXT Fest Best Of), the tournament will host more than 400 of the top youth teams across the United States and Canada.
Six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U19) will compete across 600 matches over seven days, with the opportunity for North America's best young players to showcase their talents for college, national team, professional scouts, and coaches.
NYCFC will enter teams at U15, U16 and U17 level.
When And Where?
The week-long event will take place at Empire Polo Ground in Indio, California on Friday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 8.
MLS NEXT Fest Showcase
MLS NEXT Fest Showcase is the largest competition at the event, with 430 MLS NEXT teams from all six age groups playing three games in four days. Matches are schedule based on division, competition in past events, and competitive standings from 2022-23 MLS NEXT regular season. Scheduling ensures that each club will play a variety of competition from across the country.
Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers
The Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers features 58 MLS Academies from across the U15 and U17 age divisions. Results from these matches will determine seeding for next year's Generation adidas Cup, held at IMG Academy in Brandenton, Florida.
MLS NEXT Fest Best Of
Players from the MLS NEXT Fest showcase are eligible to be selected for MLS NEXT Fest Best Of matches. Selected players will compete against one another across four games scheduled from Dec. 4-6.
U15s (Generation Adidas, Group B)
New York City FC vs. LA Galaxy
14 - Empire Polo Club
New York City FC vs. Nashville SC
11 - Empire Polo Club
St. Louis City SC vs. New York City FC
11 - Empire Polo Club
U17s (Generation Adidas, Group G)
New York City FC vs. Strikers FC
7 - Empire Polo Club
Los Angeles Football Club vs. New York City FC
6 - Empire Polo Club
Sporting Kansas City vs. New York City FC
4 - Empire Polo Club
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