The world’s best youth soccer players are coming to Twitch
The 2019 Generation adidas Cup is the premier youth soccer tournament in North America, and it’s coming to Twitch from April 13–20.
The world’s future soccer stars from 14 countries are meeting in Dallas, Texas for two U-17 division championships (Premier and Champions) and a U-15 showdown featuring teams from MLS and Liga MX. While there will be tons of talent on display all week, here are 10 players you should keep an eye on.
Are you a streamer interested in co-streaming the tournament?
Co-streaming is enabled for the entire tournament, and everyone is invited to give it a spin. For those who haven’t tried it yet, co-streaming is a great way to mix up your usual content and connect with your community in a new way. Co-streaming can also help you grow your audience and attract new viewers who enjoy soccer.
Sign up to co-stream and you’ll be featured in the MLS co-streaming extension on the official MLS channel. Be sure to tag your stream with ‘Co-Stream’ and ‘GACup’ so you show up in the extension.
Just want to watch the games?
Great! You can tune in to the MLS broadcast at /mls and /mls2, or you can choose to watch the Twitch Partners and Affiliates who are co-streaming the tournament.
A list of participating clubs and full schedule for all three divisions can be found here. If you’re new to the game, here’s a list of key matchups to check out:
UPDATE: Saturday’s matches have been postponed to Monday due to inclement weather. More info here.
Saturday, April 13
1:30 PM ET — LA Galaxy vs. Peñarol
Peñarol, one of the most storied clubs in South America that produced current LAFC striker Diego Rossi, makes their GA Cup debut against MLS powerhouse LA Galaxy.
3:15 PM ET — FC Dallas vs. West Ham United
FC Dallas always does a great job at attracting a crowd for any match they have at GA Cup, and this should be no exception.
Sunday, April 14
11:45 AM ET — Seattle Sounders vs. Valencia
Seattle Sounders won the Premier Division championship last year after missing out on the Champions division by a point. They are the clear-cut favorite to compete for the Champions crown this year, but with Flamengo in their group, this is a must-win for Seattle.
6:45 PM ET — NYCFC vs. River Plate
NYCFC has been one of the most entertaining teams to watch at GA Cup in the last few years, and have a high potential to feature a select number of MLS signed players including Joe Scally.
Wednesday, April 17
10:00 AM ET — LAFC vs. Cruz Azul
Although LAFC only has their academy built out up to the U-15 age range, they have quickly risen to the top of that age group. It will be fun seeing how LAFC stack up against ‘La Maquina’ in the first match of our unique Liga MX vs. MLS head-to-head competition.
1:30 PM ET — Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Deportivo Toluca
The Whitecaps academy has gotten a ton of praise in the last few years for their development of Alphonso Davies. As they have not participated in GA Cup in the past, the ‘Caps are a great showcase for how Canada is producing great talent for their country.
View the full Generation adidas Cup schedule here.