Tag Archives: MLS NEXT

MLS announces new leadership for MLS NEXT & On-Field Innovation!

Major League Soccer today announced the new leadership team for MLS NEXT, the league’s youth development platform. The new leadership team is part of the evolution of MLS NEXT, which began in September 2020 and now consists of 15,000 elite players across the United States and Canada. Ali Curtis has …

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MLS NEXT announces eight expansion clubs for the 2024-25 Season!

MLS NEXT have announced eight new clubs as part of the program’s expansion for the 2024-25 season. Each new member is committed to fostering elite player development with a local community framework aimed at nurturing well-rounded individuals. All eight clubs will begin play in the fall of 2024. Two clubs …

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MLS NEXT statement on on-field abuse at GA Cup!

MLS NEXT is deeply concerned and upset by the recent incidents of on-field abuse of players during several games at the GA Cup this week. This behavior is entirely unacceptable, violates the rules of the competition, and our collective effort to ensure a respectful and inclusive environment for all. Following …

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MLS NEXT statement on on-field discriminatory language incidents at GA Cup!

Following three allegations of discriminatory language used during two recent GA Cup matches, MLS NEXT immediately investigated and then issued suspensions in accordance with the MLS NEXT Disciplinary Code to the offending individuals for violating the MLS NEXT Safety & Wellbeing Policy. In addition, MLS NEXT immediately made resources available …

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MLS announces MLS NEXT Development Grant Program!

Major League Soccer today announced the MLS NEXT Development Grant program, an initiative to recognize the significant contributions of MLS NEXT Elite Academies to the professional player pathway by continuing to invest in the youth development ecosystem. The program provides compensation to MLS NEXT Elite Academies (non-MLS academy programs) for …

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Over 350 US & Canada’s Top Youth Soccer Teams to compete at MLS NEXT Fest 2023!

In one of the largest events of the 2023-24 MLS NEXT season, over 350 of the best youth soccer teams from across the U.S. and Canada will compete at the third-annual MLS NEXT Fest. The six-day event will feature a new location for 2023 as matches will be played at …

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MLS NEXT invites Top Players to Talent ID events!

MLS NEXT announced five Invitational Talent ID Events presented by Allstate that will take place in different cities across the United States this fall. The invitationals are an opportunity for top players outside of MLS NEXT to display their talents for coaches and scouts, while providing a chance to experience …

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MLS NEXT and Kitman Labs to build new system!

MLS NEXT and Kitman Labs, the sports technology and analytics company setting an industry standard for how elite sports organizations use data, have announced a new deal that will provide MLS NEXT with new software to enhance the operation of MLS NEXT and provide coaches and players with improved insights …

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Champions to be crowned at 2023 MLS NEXT Cup playoffs & showcase!

The 2023 MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs and Showcase begin on Saturday, June 17 as the best youth teams in the United States and Canada compete to be crowned MLS NEXT Cup Champions for the 2022-23 season. Thirty-two of the top teams in each of the four different age groups (U-15, …

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