PHOTOS: Crew SC Academy U-15s & U-17s in GA Cup Qualifying

ACADEMY | U-17s, U-15s currently atop respective groups in GA Cup qualifying

Qualifying play for the 13th edition of the Generation adidas Cup, one of the premier competitive youth soccer tournaments in North America, kicked off over the weekend with 25 MLS Under-17 teams and 24 U-15 MLS teams in group-play action in Toronto. Regional qualifying matches in each group will take place over 2019 Columbus Day weekend and 2020 President's Day weekend.

Under-17s

The U-17 teams are split across four groups (A, B, C, D), with the top two teams from each group advancing to play in Division 1 of the 2020 Generation adidas Cup Finals at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas.

Crew SC Academy's U-17s finished the opening weekend tied atop Group D with New York City FC with 8 points. The Black & Gold posted regular-time victories over Atlanta & Orlando before topping Montreal in a shootout (win = 3pts, PK shootout win = 2pts, PK shootout loss = 1pt, loss = 0pts).

Group D

Team Pts W L D (PK Wins) GF GA GD
New York City FC 8 2 0 1 (1) 5 2 +3
Columbus Crew SC 8 2 0 1 (1) 4 1 +3
Toronto FC 6 2 1 0 9 2 +7
Atlanta United 3 1 1 0 2 2 0
Montreal Impact 1 0 1 1 0 2 -2
FC Cincinnati 1 0 2 1 2 6 -4
Orlando City SC 0 0 2 0 1 8 -7
Date Match Time Location Field
Oct. 11, 2019 NYCFC 1 (4), Cincinnati 1 (3) 10 am ET BMO Training Ground Field 3
Oct. 11, 2019 Columbus 1, Atlanta 0 12:30 pm ET BMO Training Ground Field 3
Oct. 11, 2019 Toronto 5, Orlando 0 3 pm ET BMO Training Ground Field 3
Oct. 12, 2019 NYCFC 2, Montreal 0 10 am ET BMO Training Ground Field 3
Oct. 12, 2019 Columbus 3, Orlando 1 12:30 pm ET BMO Training Ground Field 3
Oct. 12, 2019 Toronto 3, Cincinnati 0 3 pm ET BMO Training Ground Field 3
Oct. 14, 2019 Columbus 0 (4), Montreal (3) 9 am ET BMO Training Ground Field 3
Oct. 14, 2019 NYCFC 2, Toronto 1 11 am ET BMO Training Ground Field 3
Oct. 14, 2019 Atlanta 2, Cincinnati 1 1 pm ET BMO Training Ground Field 3

Under-15s

The U-15 teams are split across four groups (A, B, C, D), with the four group winners advancing to the Final Event to compete in an 8-team international challenge.

Crew SC Academy's U-15s emerged from the opening weekend as the Group D leader with six points through three matches. Similar to the U-17s, Columbus' U-15s posted victories over Atlanta & Orlando, but fell 2-1 to Cincinnati.

Group D

Team Pts W L D (PK Wins) GF GA GD
Columbus Crew SC 6 2 1 0 6 3 +3
Toronto FC 5 1 0 2 4 2 +2
Orlando City SC 5 1 1 1 (1) 4 5 -1
New York City FC 5 1 1 1 (1) 3 4 -1
FC Cincinnati 3 1 2 0 4 5 -1
Atlanta United 3 1 2 0 4 6 -2
Date Match Time Location Field
Oct. 11, 2019 Columbus 3, Orlando 1 10 am ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA
Oct. 11, 2019 Cincinnati 1, NYCFC 2 12:30 pm ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA
Oct. 11, 2019 Toronto 3, Atlanta 1 3 pm ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA
Oct. 12, 2019 Columbus 1, Cincinnati 2 10 am ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA
Oct. 12, 2019 Orlando 1 (4), Toronto 1 (3) 12:30 pm ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA
Oct. 12, 2019 Atlanta 3, NYCFC 1 3 pm ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA
Oct. 14, 2019 Orlando 2, Cincinnati 1 9 am ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA
Oct. 14, 2019 Columbus 2, Atlanta 0 11 am ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA
Oct. 14, 2019 NYCFC 0 (4), Toronto 0 (2) 1 pm ET BMO Training Ground LIMONTA

For the U-17s, qualifying resumes on Nov. 17 vs. Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Notably, the match vs. Cincinnati will count as both a US Soccer DA game and a GA Cup Qualifier.

Date Match Time Location Field
Nov. 17, 2019 Cincinnati vs. Columbus 2 pm ET Mercy Health Training Center  
Feb. 14, 2020 Toronto vs. Columbus 6 pm ET Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground Field 4
Feb. 15, 2020 Columbus vs. NYCFC 3:30 pm ET Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground Field 4

For the U-15s, qualifying resumes on Feb. 14 vs. NYCFC in Atlanta, Ga.

Date Match Time Location Field
Feb. 14, 2020 NYCFC vs. Columbus 1 pm ET Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground Field 3
Feb. 15, 2020 Toronto vs. Columbus 1 pm ET Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground Field 3
Feb. 17, 2020 Columbus vs. TBD TBD Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground Field 3
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