Academy09 April 2024

Valencia CF win the MLS Next tournament in USA

The FVCF Cadete team triumph in Florida in the international Under-15s tournament 

The VCF Academy have added the MLS Next tournament to the long list of prestigious international competitions won in recent years.

perfect tournament

The VCF Cadete Foundation team travelled to Florida and finished undefeated in the 7 matches they played, beating sides from the USA, Canada, Denmark and France in the Under-15s category.

Also participating in the tournament were different MLS franchises and international teams such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Sporting de Portugal, CF Monterrey and Genk.

Ray Henric-Coll's side enjoyed a perfect group stage in which they beat FC Montreal 1-2, and then Colorado Rapids 4-0 and FC Austin 5- 0.

In the knockout stages, in the Round of 16 they bested Orlando City on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time, and then beat Inter Miami CF 2-0 in the quarterfinals, before edging a 2-1 win against Brondby IF in the semifinals and winning the final against Toulouse 2-0.

The team ended the competition with a record of 7 games, 6 wins, 1 draw and 18 goals scored, with only 3 conceded. Marc Martínez was top scorer in the tournament with 6 goals.


In the space of just two weeks, the VCF Academy has won the JSSL 7s in Singapore - in the men's and women's categories - and the MLS Next in the US.

These good results in prestigious international tournaments in the USA and Singapore reinforce the daily work of the Valencia CF Academy, the fourth best in Europe in the training of players to compete at the elite level according to the CIES Football Observatory.


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