Inaugural MLS NEXT title matches set to take place Friday and Saturday
The title matches for the inaugural MLS NEXT season are being played over the course of July 2-3, as champions will be crowned in the U15-U19 age groups.
MLSsoccer.com and the free MLS app will stream all four of the final matches.
In the U-15 age group, a pair of MLS clubs’ academy sides will face off for the championship on Friday night, as Real Salt Lake goes up against Philadelphia Union. Capping off Friday’s action will be the U-16 final, featuring a pair of Florida clubs: Weston FC and Tampa Bay United.
On Saturday, New Jersey powerhouse PDA will face MLS academy Orlando City SC in the U-17 title match. Texas side Solar SC will look to carry over their national championship legacy from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, as they battle Chicago Fire FC for the U-19 trophy.
See below for a full schedule:
Friday, July 2
- 7:05 PM ET: Philadelphia Union (16) vs Real Salt Lake (31) – U15 Final
- 9:35 PM ET: Weston FC (3) vs Tampa Bay United (8) – U16 Final
Saturday, July 3
- 7:05 PM ET: PDA (18) vs Orlando City SC (5) – U17 Final
- 9:35 PM ET: Solar Soccer Club (19) vs Chicago Fire FC (11) – U19 Final
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