The Toronto FC Academy U-17 (2001) team is off to Houston, Texas over Family Day weekend to compete in the second round of the Generation Adidas Cup qualifiers. The U-15 (2003) team will also be in Houston taking on MLS competition.
The U-17’s will open up their qualifiers with a marquee match against FC Dallas on February 16th at 8:00 PM. Both teams finished a perfect 3-0-0 during the first round of qualifying last October. The match should prove a good test for the Reds.
The Reds will then take on the Colorado Rapids on February 17th at 6:00 PM and close out their qualifying against the Columbus Crew on February 19th at 10 AM.
Here are the current standings of the Central Region as we head into the weekend:
|Team||Pts||W||L||D (PK Wins)||GF||GA||GD|
|Columbus Crew SC||3||1||2||0||5||7||-2|
|Chicago Fire||3||0||1||2 (1)||2||3||-1|
|Colorado Rapids||2||0||2||1 (1)||2||6||-4|
|Houston Dynamo||1||0||2||1 (0)||1||6||-5|
The top two teams from each division will advance to the Champion Division for the GA Cup Final in late March.
The U-15s will also play three matches while in Houston. They will take on Columbus and the Chicago Fire but their final opponent is still to be determined. You can follow the Academy on Twitter for updates from the tournament.