The FC Cincinnati Academy competed against several top academies from around the country, as well from around the world, during a busy month of April. The U15s and U17s spent 10 days at the Toyota Soccer Center at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas playing in the 2022 Generation adidas Cup, one of the highest-level youth competitions in the United States.
At the Generation adidas Cup, the U15 and U17 teams played three games in Group Play, then moved on to the Showcase Round. In total, each squad played seven games in eight days.
Meanwhile, the U13, U14, U15 and U19 squads competed mainly on the road, making stops in Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Detroit throughout the month.
“April was an excellent opportunity to challenge our players individually and the academy as a whole,” said Larry Sunderland, FC Cincinnati’s Director of Player Development. “Generation adidas Cup is by far one of the top competitions in the world, so it was good to be able to play other top MLS academies as well as test ourselves against international competition.”
A look at how each squad fared throughout the month, beginning with the U15s and U17s at the GA Cup.
Generation adidas Cup, U15s
April 9 – vs. Club Tijuana (MEX) – L, 2-3
April 10 – vs. Real Salt Lake – L, 0-1
April 11 – vs. FC Dallas – W, 1-0
April 12 – vs. NYCFC – W, 4-3
April 14 – vs. River Plate – T, 1-1 (W, 7-6 on penalties)
April 15 – vs. Charlotte FC – T, 1-1 (L, 4-5 on penalties)
April 16 – vs. Flamengo (BRA) – L, 1-4
Generation adidas Cup, U17s
April 10 – vs. New England Revolution – L, 0-2
April 11 – vs. Atlanta United FC – L, 1-2
April 12 – vs. Celtic (SCO) – L, 1-2
April 13 – vs. D.C. United – W, 2-1
April 15 – vs. Real Salt Lake – W, 2-0
April 16 – vs. FC Dallas – L, 1-0
April 17 – vs. AS Roma (ITA) – L, 0-1
Saturday, April 2
U15 | Chicago Fire FC Academy 4, FC Cincinnati Academy 2
U17 | Chicago Fire FC Academy 4, FC Cincinnati Academy 1
Saturday, April 9
U13 | FC Cincinnati Academy 1, Kings Hammer 1
U14 | FC Cincinnati Academy 4, Kings Hammer 3
U19 | FC Cincinnati Academy 1, Sockers FC 2
Sunday, April 10
U19 | FC Cincinnati Academy 5, FC United SC 1
Saturday, April 16
U19 | Vardar SC 0, FC Cincinnati Academy 1
Saturday, April 23
U13 | St. Louis Scott Gallagher 5, FC Cincinnati Academy 0
U14 | St. Louis Scott Gallagher 2, FC Cincinnati Academy 0
U17 | St. Louis City SC Academy 3, FC Cincinnati Academy 3**
Sunday, April 24
**U13 | Lou Fusz Athletic 1, FC Cincinnati Academy 3
U14 | Lou Fusz Athletic 2, FC Cincinnati Academy 4
Saturday, May 1
U13 | Indiana Fire Academy 2, FC Cincinnati Academy 2
U14 | Indiana Fire Academy 1, FC Cincinnati Academy 2
The FC Cincinnati Academy will play six games away from home this upcoming weekend. The U15, U17 and U19 squads travel to Minnesota, coinciding with the Orange and Blue’s first team schedule. Locally the U13 and U14 squads face rivals Cincinnati United Premier (CUP) on Saturday.
Saturday, May 7
U19 at Minnesota United Academy – 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT
U13 at CUP – 11 a.m. ET
U17 at Minnesota United Academy – 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
U14 at CUP – 1 p.m. ET
U15 at Minnesota United Academy – 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT
Sunday, May 8
U19 at Shattuck-St. Mary’s – 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
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