The Inter Miami CF Academy is set to participate in the second-ever MLS NEXT Fest. The seven-day event will feature over 400 top youth teams from the United States and Canada across six different age groups competing in over 600 matches at the Empire Polo Ground in Indio, California from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8. Inter Miami CF will compete in two different age groups: U-15 and U-17 categories.
Inter Miami CF U-15:
- Sunday, Dec.4 at 3:30 p.m. ET: Inter Miami CF vs. Colorado Rapids
- Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. ET: Inter Miami CF vs. Toronto FC
- Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. ET: Minnesota United vs. Inter Miami CF
Inter Miami CF U-17:
- Friday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. ET: CF Montréal vs. Inter Miami CF
- Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. ET: Inter Miami CF vs. Columbus Crew
- Monday, Dec. 5 at 1:15 p.m. ET: Inter Miami CF vs. Portland Timbers
Competitions details: Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers
The competition will have two branches, the MLS NEXT Fest Showcase and the Generation adidas Cup Qualifiers, with the Inter Miami CF Academy only partaking in the qualifiers, which will feature 58 MLS Academies from across the U-15 and U-17 age divisions. Results from these matches will determine seeding for next year's Generation Adidas Cup, held at IMG Academy in Brandenton, Fla
MLS NEXT Fest Best Of
Players that take part in the MLS NEXT Fest are also eligible for selection to the MLS NEXT Fest Best Of matches, which will feature two matches on the nights of Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 featuring chosen players from all of MLS NEXT. Selected players will get more exposure to the numerous college, youth national team, and professional coaches and scouts present through the Best Of matches.