Charlotte FC Academy Gearing Up for 2023 Generation adidas Cup


It's that time of the year again when Charlotte FC's Under-17 and Under-15 Academy teams participate in the elite youth tournament, Generation adidas Cup. Historically held in Frisco, Texas, this year it was moved to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida from April 1-9.

"The GA Cup is always one of our most valuable events of the year. It’s a great opportunity to challenge ourselves against our MLS and International peers. The staff and players are really looking forward to the week," said CLTFC Executive Director of Academy Bryan Scales.

The 2023 edition of the tournament will host a record 49 clubs from 12 countries including world renown ones like Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Arsenal. MLS sides play in the GA Cup Qualifiers to determine seeding for the tournament, which saw the CLTFC's U-17s win their group and are considered a top eight seed. Teams are then divided into for group stage matches followed by a bracket-style elimination format for the 16 teams who qualify for the winner’s side of the draw.

The competition is an opportunity for coaches, scouts, and fans to witness some of the most exciting up-and-coming talent in the world. Charlotte FC's very own, Nimfasha Berchimas, was featured as a player to watch in MLS Soccer's 2023 Generation adidas Cup Rising XI.

In 2022, MLS teams won both the U-17 (Seattle Sounders FC) and U-15 (Portland Timbers) divisions for the first time in the competition’s 14-year history.

Charlotte FC U-17 & U-15 Schedules


Charlotte's U-17s are grouped with Toronto FC, Atlas FC, and Sporting KC.

Apr. 01 | Charlotte FC vs Sporting Kansas City

Apr. 02 | Toronto FC vs Charlotte FC

Apr. 03 | Atlas FC vs Charlotte FC


Charlotte's U-15s are grouped with St. Louis City, Seattle Sounders, and Arsenal.

Apr. 01 | St. Louis City vs Charlotte FC

Apr. 02 | Charlotte FC vs Arsenal

Apr. 03 | Charlotte FC vs Seattle Sounders

How to watch

MLS Season Pass will showcase 28 Generation adidas Cup games, including championship matches in both divisions. These games will be available in more than 100 countries and regions as part of the unprecedented subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer on the Apple TV app.

International Participants

U-17 Division International Participants

  • Atlas (Mexico)
  • Club América (Mexico)
  • Club León (Mexico)
  • Flamengo (Brazil)
  • Manchester United FC (England)
  • Palmeiras (Brazil)
  • Pumas UNAM (Mexico)
  • Remo Stars FC (Nigeria)
  • River Plate (Argentina)

U-15 Division International Participants

  • Arsenal FC (England)
  • Chelsea FC (England)
  • Club América (Mexico)
  • Club Bolivar (Bolivia)
  • KRC Genk (Belgium)
  • CF Monterrey (Mexico)
  • FC Nordsjælland (Denmark)
  • Pumas UNAM (Mexico)
  • Real Madrid CF (Spain)
  • Toulouse FC (France)
  • Valencia CF (Spain)