Preview | NYCFC To Compete In MLS NEXT Fest

U17s huddle

New York City Football Club will compete in the second-ever MLS NEXT Fest this month.

Featuring three separate competitions (the MLS NEXT Fest Showcase, Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers and the MLS NEXT Fest Best Of), the tournament will host more than 400 of the top youth teams across the United States and Canada.

Six age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U19) will compete across 600 matches over seven days, with the opportunity for North America's best young players to showcase their talents for college, national team, professional scouts, and coaches.

NYCFC will enter teams at U15 and U17 level.

When And Where?

The week-long event will take place at Empire Polo Ground in Indio, California on Friday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 8.


MLS NEXT Fest Showcase

MLS NEXT Fest Showcase is the largest competition at the event, with 430 MLS NEXT teams from all six age groups playing three games in four days. Matches are schedule based on division, competition in past events, and competitive standings from 2022-23 MLS NEXT regular season. Scheduling ensures that each club will play a variety of competition from across the country.

Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers

The Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers features 58 MLS Academies from across the U15 and U17 age divisions. Results from these matches will determine seeding for next year's Generation adidas Cup, held at IMG Academy in Brandenton, Florida.

MLS NEXT Fest Best Of

Players from the MLS NEXT Fest showcase are eligible to be selected for MLS NEXT Fest Best Of matches. Selected players will compete against one another across four games scheduled from Dec. 4-6.

Fixture Schedule

U15s (Generation adidas, Group B)

New York City FC vs. LA Galaxy
12/04/22, 11am
14 - Empire Polo Club

New York City FC vs. Nashville SC
12/06/22, 11am
11 - Empire Polo Club

St. Louis City SC vs. New York City FC
12/07/22, 10:15am
11 - Empire Polo Club

U17s (Generation adidas, Group G)

New York City FC vs. Strikers FC
12/02/22, 10:15am
7 - Empire Polo Club

Los Angeles Football Club vs. New York City FC
12/03/22, 8:00am
6 - Empire Polo Club

Sporting Kansas City vs. New York City FC12/05/22, 10:15am
4 - Empire Polo Club