The Colorado Rapids Development Academy U-17s won their group in the Generation adidas Cup Regional Qualifiers, punching their ticket to play in Division 1 of the 2020 Generation adidas Cup Finals at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas later this spring. This is the second time in club history that the Rapids U-17s have qualified to compete in the top division.
"Winning our group was fantastic, and I’m proud and happy for the boys," U-17 head coach Erik Bushey said. "Qualifying for the Champions Division was always the goal. Competing against top MLS academies and some of the world’s best clubs will only aid in our efforts to develop the next generation of Homegrown Players."
The U-17s secured the top spot with a 1-0 win over Portland Timbers U-17s on Monday. Macky Swett scored off a penalty kick that was earned by Vladimir Walent. On Saturday, the side notched a crucial 3-0 win over FC Dallas U-17s.
Big weekend for the Colorado Rapids U17 Academy, as they win their group in the Generation adidas Cup regional event and secure a spot in the championships in Dallas, TX this April! #Rapids96 pic.twitter.com/HEXjnujPlz— RapidsAcademy (@RapidsAcademy) February 17, 2020
Colorado Rapids U-17s GA Cup Qualifying Results
|February 17||Portland Timbers||1-0 win|
|February 15||FC Dallas||3-0 win|
|February 14||LAFC||3-2 lose|
|October 14||Portland Timbers||3-0 win|
|October 12||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||0-0 draw|
|October 11||Houston Dynamo||2-1 win|