Now, having qualified for the 2024 MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs, Sporting’s U-17s are back in training to Swope Soccer Village to make preparations for the Tournament. Sporting’s U-15s will join their older counterparts for the MLS NEXT Cup Showcase and the two teams will depart for the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Nashville, Tennessee from June 15-23. Fans can follow along the Playoff journey and everything going on in the Academy by following @SKCAcademy on X and instagram.

The MLS NEXT season concludes with the 2024 MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs, which will be held June 15-23 at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Nashville, Tennessee.

For the single-elimination competition, 32 teams per age group will qualify based on regular-season play or by winning their group at MLS NEXT Flex. Teams that do not qualify for the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs can participate in the MLS NEXT Cup Showcase, which will be held at the same venue.

MLS NEXT Flex will also provide an opportunity for North America’s top youth talent to be seen by college, youth national team and professional coaches, as well as scouts and evaluators, in a single location. The MLS Match Evaluator program, which features former professional players who are trained on-site to identify top talent, will continue at both MLS NEXT Flex and in the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs.

MLS NEXT is a new paradigm for player development, launched in 2020 to transform youth soccer in North America. Founded on a collaborative approach to governance and a commitment to innovation, MLS NEXT players have access to the highest level of competition, training and personal development opportunities that will prepare them for their futures, both in soccer and in life. Membership for the 2022-23 season includes 137 clubs, 628 teams and over 13,000 players across the U.S. and Canada. Official partners of MLS NEXT include adidas, Allstate, DoorDash, and the University of South Carolina. For more information about MLS NEXT, visit


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