The Columbus Crew SC Academy Under-17 side is traveling down to Frisco, Texas, to compete in the Premier Division of the Generation adidas Cup, one of North America’s premier youth soccer tournaments, from April 13-20.
The tournament features 21 MLS U-17 teams in addition to a host of other teams from around the world. Crew SC was placed in Group C with CF Monterrey, Sporting KC, UMF Fjölnir and the Vancouver Whitecaps. During the week, they will compete in five matches against teams from Group D. The top team from each group will advance to the semifinals while various placement matches will be played out following the round-robin style competition (win = 3pts, PK shootout win = 2pts, PK shootout loss = 1pt, loss = 0pts).
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|Atlanta United||FC Midtylland||CF Monterrey||Colorado Rapids|
|Chicago Fire||Houston Dynamo||Columbus Crew SC||Deportivo Toluca FC|
|D.C. United||Orlando City SC||Sporting KC||Mount Pleasant (JAM)|
|SJ Earthquakes||Portland Timbers||UMF Fjölnir||NE Revolution|
|Club Tijuana||Ulsan Hyundai FC||Vancouver Whitecaps||Philadelphia Union|
All group stage matches will be played at the Toyota Soccer Center, with the semifinal and final matches being held at Toyota Stadium, home of FC Dallas. Select matches will also be available to stream through the MLS Twitch channel, including Crew SC's April 16 match against United Soccer Academy Mount Pleasant. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:45 ET.
Additionally, Crew SC Academy opens play on April 13 against Liga MX side Deportivo Toluca FC, before rounding out group play against the Colorado Rapids and New England Revolution (April 14), and the Philadelphia Union (April 17).
Meanwhile, the Crew are back in action on Saturday, April 13 as the Black & Gold travel to Montreal to face the Impact at 1:00 p.m. ET at Stade Saputo.
Please visit the broadcast page for recent updates on how to tune into the April 13 match.