Charlotte FC's Under-17 and Under-15 teams are geared up for participation in the highly anticipated 2023 MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs and Showcase. Following an intense and demanding 2022-23 MLS NEXT regular season, the Charlotte Under-17s successfully secured their spot in the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs. Meanwhile, the Under-15s will have a golden opportunity to showcase their skills before esteemed scouts from around the world at the MLS NEXT Cup Showcase.
The MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs is an exhilarating tournament that follows a single-elimination format, bringing together the cream of the crop from four age categories (U-15, U-16, U-17, U-19). The selection process for the playoffs involved teams earning their spot through impressive performances during league play or emerging victorious in their respective groups at the MLS NEXT Flex, a qualifying event held from May 12 to May 16. This highly anticipated event serves as the pinnacle of the 2022-23 MLS NEXT season, which witnessed an astonishing 9,000 matches played across various age divisions.
Certain matches of the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs and Showcase will be available for live streaming on MLS Season Pass via Apple TV.
Exciting news for Charlotte fans, as they can catch the U17s Round of 32 match against Toronto FC on Sunday, June 18th, at 1:30 PM Eastern Time.