[GENERATION ADIDAS CUP]Chivas USA will host a Generation adidas Cup regional event beginning Friday at UC Irvine with five MLS academy teams -- Chivas USA, Seattle Sounders, San Jose Earthquakes, L.A. Galaxy, Portland Timbers -- Mexican club Tijuana and a Coast Soccer League select team taking part.
The Generation adidas Cup matches will involve teams in 1997/98 age group. Chivas USA and Coast Soccer League will also host friendly matches in the 1999/2000 age category -- a seven-team tournament made up of three CSL premier teams as well as four MLS academy teams.
“It's exciting for us to have all of these MLS clubs in attendance this early in the year," said Chivas USA director of youth development Sacha van der Most in a statement. “It is great to be able to host an event like this with our partners and we look forward to hosting an exciting competition.”
The next regional event will be held in San Jose in February over Presidents Day weekend.