FC Miami City will be fielding three teams in the inaugural USL Academy Cup in Tampa, Florida from May 28-31, 2021 with Paris Saint-Germain Academy Florida, FC Miami City City’s sister youth Academy. Paris Saint-Germain Academy Florida has a strong connection with FC Miami City through the shared development of the most talented young players in the area.
The USL Academy Cup features some of the country’s most elite youth players in the U13 and U17 categories, hosting academy teams from all three USL divisions (Championship, League 1, and League 2) as well as academy teams from MLS clubs, such as NY Redbulls and Portland Timbers.
Among the 74 teams competing, our club will be well represented with one team competing in the Boys U13 category, one team in the Boys U17 category, and one in the Girls U17 category! The USL Academy Cup is designed to better identify and accelerate the development of elite youth players who have the potential to reach the professional level. FC Miami City will benefit from the Academy players’ progression throughout this year’s tournament, strengthening the ties with the Academy, while offering them an important development platform.
The competition represents a growing soccer footprint in the U.S. that reaches 22 states across the country. With USL and MLS Academy teams from all over the country competing in the USL Academy Cup, it will become one of the top tournaments and one of the biggest exposure platforms for youth soccer players to begin their #path2pro.
Let’s support our youth players! You can view our team’s schedules here.