FC Cincinnati Academy Roundup: MLS NEXT Fest

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The FC Cincinnati Academy’s U15, U17 and U19 squads competed in the inaugural MLS NEXT Fest this past weekend at the SilverLakes Sports Complex in Norco, California.

All teams played three games in four days. Select matches in the U15 and U17 age divisions served as qualifiers for the 2022 Generation adidas Cup to be held next spring.

Additionally, U19 player Morgan Marshall earned the honor of playing in Sunday night’s MLS NEXT Fest ‘Best Of’ Match, an honor selected U17/19 players from the East and West earned as an extra showcase for scouts and talent evaluators on site.

A look at how each team fared out west:

U15 (Group 13 eighth place, 1 point):

Fri., Dec. 3 – vs. Chicago Sockers FC – T, 2-2

Sat., Dec. 4 – vs. LAFC – L, 0-2

Mon., Dec. 6 – vs. New England Revolution – L, 3-4

U17 (Group A second place, 6 points):

Fri., Dec. 3 – vs. D.C. United – W, 2-1

Sat., Dec. 4 – vs. LAFC – L, 1-2

Mon., Dec. 6 – vs. Austin FC – W, 3-2

U19 (Group 7 winners, 5 points)

Sat., Dec. 4 – vs. Sporting Kansas City – T, 0-0

Sun., Dec. 5 – vs. FC DELCO – T, 1-1

Tue., Dec. 7 – vs. Nomads – W, 2-1

MLS NEXT, introduced in 2020, provides the best player development experience in North America. Founded on a collaborative approach to governance and a commitment to innovation, MLS NEXT players have access to the highest levels of competition and to training and personal development opportunities that will prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life.

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