Empire United DA Pre-Development Academy and SDA product Mobashir Samim had the opportunity to play with Crew SC Academy at the u12 Generation Adidas Cup at Atlanta United.
The Generation adidas Cup is one of the premier competitive youth soccer tournaments in North America. This year marks the 12th edition of the event which has encompassed u17, u15 and u12 age groups. MLS u15 and u17 teams compete regionally prior to a “finals weekend” prior to Easter 2019.
The top two teams from each u17 regional group, plus two wildcards, will advance to play in the Champions Division in the 2019 Generation adidas Cup Finals at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The remaining teams will compete in the Premier Division. Teams from Liga MX and Europe compete in the finals weekend of the GA Cup
Also, for the first time, the Under-15 age group will be represented at this year's finals. 21 U-15 MLS clubs go through Regional Qualifying. The three group winners and one wildcard will advance to the Final Event to compete in an 8-team Ryder Cup against Liga MX clubs (i.e. 4 MLS Clubs vs 4 Liga MX Clubs).
This year was the first iteration of the U-12 competition that did not take place during the finals weekend in Frisco, Tex. Instead, the U-12's competed over Thanksgiving weekend in Atlanta. MLS teams competed with Colorado Rapids winning the competition.
Mo played a major role for Crew SC and had over 10 points on the weekend playing with the MLS side. It was another step in his Soccer journey and we are happy to keep pushing our players developmentally as well as giving them more opportunities to grow in the game.