Generation adidas Cup: Who and when the 'Caps U-15s and U-17s play

GA Cup 2024

The Whitecaps FC MLS Academy kicks off the 2024 Generation adidas Cup this weekend. A total of 80 teams, 40 in each age group (U17 and U15), will compete at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida from March 30 – April 7.

In total, 49 different clubs will be participating from a record 15 different countries.


Saturday, March 30
(U-15s) Whitecaps FC vs. Chicago Fire - 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET
(U-17s) Whitecaps FC vs. FC Cincinnati - 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 31
(U-15s) Whitecaps FC vs. Brøndby IF - 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET
(U-17s) Whitecaps FC vs. Atlas FC - 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET

Monday, April 1
(U-15s) Whitecaps FC vs. NYCFC - 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET
(U-17s) Whitecaps FC vs. Philadelphia Union - 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET


  • 40 teams, organized into 10 groups of four, will compete in each of the two age groups.
  • 16 teams will advance to the single-elimination championship bracket, comprising the 10 group winners and the top-six second-place finishers.
  • The next-best 16 teams will enter a consolation bracket, with the final eight teams competing in consolation groups to provide more competitive matches.
  • All teams competing in the 2024 Generation adidas Cup are guaranteed to play seven 60-minute matches, comprised of two 30-minute halves.
  • The championship matches in both age groups will be extended to 70-minute matches.
  • All contests that are tied at the end of regulation will go directly to a penalty-kick shootout.

The U-15s come into the tournament on fire, with a 10-match unbeaten run (nine wins, one draw).

They are in Group G will face Chicago Fire, Danish side Brøndby IF, and New York City FC.

U15 Group G

The U-17s also come in on a high after recently qualifying for the MLS NEXT Flex tournament.

They will be in Group A alongside FC Cincinnati, Mexican side Atlas FC, and Philadelphia Union.

U17 Group A