Academy Update: U-15 and U-17 Sides Closeout 2023 Generation adidas Cup Participation

Academy Update 04.10.23

Over the past week, the Inter Miami CF Academy presented by Baptist Health was in action in MLS NEXT’s 2023 Generation adidas Cup that took place from April 1 to April 9 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The tournament featured 49 different clubs from 12 countries and four different continents in the U-15 and U-17 categories, and provided our Academy players the opportunity to test their skills in a world-class competitive international setting.

Our Academy U-15 and U-17 sides each competed in three group stage matches, followed by showcase matchups, gaining invaluable experience by taking on the youth sides of several household name international teams.


Our U-15 team took on Spanish giants Valencia CF and the academy teams of fellow MLS sides Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City in the group stage.

The Academy’s U-15 group then followed up with a strong showing in its showcase fixtures, topping LAFC 2-1 and beating CF Montréal and Saint Louis CITY SC in penalties.


Inter Miami’s U-17 squad, meanwhile, faced Mexican powerhouse Club América and MLS sides LAFC and New York Red Bulls in the group stage, followed by important wins in its showcase games; defeating Mexican team Pumas UNAM 1-0 and Minnesota United 1-2, while also winning in a penalty shootout against Real Salt Lake and narrowly falling to Brazilian side Palmeiras FC.

2023 Generation adidas Cup

For additional coverage of our team, follow our academy’s journey online by following our Twitter @InterMiamiAcad and Instagram @InterMiamiCFAcademy accounts.