FC Dallas' Toyota Stadium to host 2014 Generation adidas Under-17 Cup starting April 14Generation adidas Cup 2014:
The competition kicked off back in August 2013 with qualifying regional tournaments (East, Central and West) featuring Under-17 teams from all 19 MLS clubs. The top three teams in each region advanced to the "International Tier" of the Generation adidas Under-17 Cup finals.
The "International Tier" participants are grouped as follows:
Group A: New York Red Bulls, Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders, Flamengo (Brazil)
Group B: Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC, LA Galaxy, Stoke City (England)
Group C: San Jose Earthquakes, FC Dallas, Philadelphia Union, Chivas Guadalajara (Mexico)
The other MLS Under-17 teams that didn't qualify for the "International Tier," will do battle in the "National Tier" in Frisco: Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, Montreal Impact and Portland Timbers.
New England Revolution and Vancouver Whitecaps FC elected not to participate in the finals, according to the league release.http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/03/18/toyota-stadium-home-fc-dallas-host-2014-generation-adidas-under-17-cup-start
Academy talent on display as tournament kicks off in Texas
Time for the future to take center stage in the present.
The Generation adidas Cup, Major League Soccer's U-17 championship, kicks off Monday in Frisco, Texas. It runs through Sunday, April 20, when the Generation adidas Cup champion will be crowned in Toyota Stadium, home of FC Dallas.
Nine MLS teams and three international squads – Stoke City (England), Flamengo (Brazil), and CD Guadalajara (Mexico) – will compete in the International Division. The winner of this division will be crowned champions. Eight other MLS teams, who did not qualify for the final round, will compete in the Domestic Division.
MLSsoccer.com will stream six matches live throughout the week, including the two semifinals on Friday, April 18, and the final on Sunday. http://www.mlssoccer.com/generationadidascup/2013/news/article/2014/04/14/generation-adidas-cup-2014-frisco-texas-players-to-watch