Stage set for 2022 MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs Semifinals
FRISCO, TX – The stage is set for the second-ever MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs Semifinals with 11 MLS academy programs and five elite academies advancing.
Real Salt Lake’s U15s and Orlando City SC’s U17s were the only two clubs to advance to the semifinals in consecutive years. All four finals will be played on the FC Dallas first-team pitch, Toyota Stadium.
- U15 Semifinalists: Inter Miami CF, the LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Sacramento Republic FC
- U16 Semifinalists: D.C. United, De Anza Force, Strikers FC, St. Louis City SC
- U17 Semifinalists: Columbus Crew, LAFC, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union
- U19 Semifinalists: FC Dallas, New England Revolution, San Francisco Glens, Tampa Bay United
Thursday, June 30
- 10 AM ET – U16 Semifinals: St. Louis CITY SC vs. D.C. United
- 12 PM ET – U16 Semifinals: Strikers FC (CA) vs. De Anza Force (CA)
Friday, July 1
- 10 AM ET – U19 Semifinals: FC Dallas vs. New England Revolution
- 12 PM ET – U19 Semifinals: Tampa Bay United vs. San Francisco Glens
Paxten Aaronson netted both goals for the USA.
Sullivan netted a hat trick for the USA.
Champions were crowned across 6 age groups.
Players were selected in the 14U-19U age groups.
Murrell is a senior forward for McDonogh School.
The tournament's 2nd edition is set for Aug. 26-28.
The Homegrown midfielder signed through 2025.