FC Cincinnati Academy set to participate in 15th edition of the Generation adidas Cup


Major League Soccer and MLS NEXT today announced details for the 2024 Generation adidas Cup, which will include the most global field in the competition’s 15-year history. The premier international youth tournament will feature representation from every MLS academy and 49 different club academies from a record-breaking 15 countries spanning four different continents. A total of 80 teams, 40 in each age group (U-17 and U-15), will compete at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., from March 30 – April 7.

Twenty-eight Generation adidas games, including championship matches in both age groups, will stream live on MLS Season Pass, the subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer on the Apple TV app, available in more than 100 countries and regions. Further Generation adidas Cup broadcast details, including the schedule of matches on MLS Season Pass, will be announced in the lead-up to the tournament.

Forty teams, organized into 10 groups of four, will compete in each of the two age groups. Group draws will be random, utilizing buckets categorized by division for MLS academies, while international clubs will be drawn randomly. Sixteen teams will advance to the single-elimination championship bracket—comprising the 10 group winners and the top-six second-place finishers. The next-best 16 teams will enter a consolation bracket, with the final eight teams competing in consolation groups to provide more competitive matches.

All teams competing in the 2024 Generation adidas Cup are guaranteed to play seven 60-minute matches, comprised of two 30-minute halves. The championship matches in both age groups will be extended to 70-minute matches. All contests that are tied at the end of regulation will go directly to a penalty-kick shootout.

The FC Cincinnati Academy will be represented by the U15 and U17 age groups. The U15s will compete in Group B of the competition alongside MLS' D.C. United and Portland Timbers, and Portuguese side Sporting Club de Portugal (Sporting CP). The U17s will compete in Group A, joining Philadelphia Union, Vancouver Whitecaps and Mexican side Atlas Fútbol Club (Atlas F.C.). FC Cincinnati's full group schedule is listed below.

U15, Group B
March 30 - Portland Timbers, 12 p.m. ET
March 31 - D.C. United, 12 p.m. ET
April 1 - Sporting CP, 12 p.m. ET

U17, Group A
March 30 - Vancouver Whitecaps, 4:30 p.m. ET
March 31 - Philadelphia Union, 4:30 p.m. ET
April 1 - Atlas F.C., 4:30 p.m. ET

For more information on the 2024 Generation adidas Cup, including full schedules, standings and broadcast information, visit