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Sounders Academy learn 2017 Generation adidas Cup opponents for April finals

The Seattle Sounders Academy will take a break from the closing rounds of the 2016-2017 US Soccer Development Academy regular season as they head to Frisco, Texas, for the 2017 Generation adidas Cup Finals


The GA Cup is a U-17 tournament so the Sounders squad features a hybrid of the U-18s who are sitting just outside the playoff places and the U-16s who are comfortably in a playoff spot and pushing for tops in the division.


The Sounders have been drawn against clubs from three different nations and will face NYCFC, Deportivo Saprissa(Costa Rica) and Pumas UNAM(Mexico) in the Premier Division. 

<strong>Date</strong>
<strong>Opponent</strong>
<strong>Venue</strong>
<strong>Kickoff</strong>
Friday, April 7
New York City FC
Toyota Stadium, Field 8
7:00 AM PT
Sunday, April 9
Pumas UNAM
Toyota Stadium, Field 8
7:00 AM PT
Tuesday, April 11
Deportivo Saprissa
Toyota Stadium, Field 6
9:00 AM PT
Thursday, April 13
TBD&nbsp;
Saturday, April 15
TBD

Seattle's matches on Friday and Sunday against NYCFC and Pumas will be streamed live on MLSsoccer.com.


The Sounders will also send a U-12 team to the tournament for the first time with the young team set to face New England, Houston, New York Red Bulls and Malaga in four small-sided matches over two days plus the placing round on Saturday, April 15.


For the first time, GA Cup will including live, in-game Video Assistant Referee (VAR) testing as MLS and PRO remain at the forefront of this global initiative.  

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