Charlotte FC Academy Prepares for 2024 Generation adidas Cup


Generation adidas Cup is back and bigger than ever. The prestigious international youth tournament returns with a record amount of global participation in the tournament’s 15th edition. It will feature every MLS academy along with 49 club academies spanning across 15 different countries. In total, 80 teams, 40 in each age group (U-17 and U-15), will compete at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida from March 30 to April 7.

This event offers youth teams and players the chance to challenge themselves against top talents worldwide. With numerous scouts from around the globe in attendance annually, it serves as a platform where promising players can potentially kick-start their professional journeys by showcasing their skills.

Charlotte FC is gearing up for their third appearance in the GA Cup, aiming to make a significant impact in the tournament with a strong showing.

Charlotte FC U-17 & U-15 Schedules


Mar. 30 | FC Dallas vs Charlotte FC

Mar. 31 | Charlotte FC vs Club Necaxa

Apr. 1 | Toronto FC vs Charlotte FC


Mar. 30 | Charlotte FC vs Necaxa

Mar. 31 | Sporting Kansas City vs Charlotte FC

Apr. 1 | San Jose Earthquakes

Competition Format

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.

How to Watch

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.