Beachside Soccer Club has Landed in Texas for the Inaugural MLS Next Cup!

After an unpredictable season, the MLS Next Cup kick off’s with the nation’s top boys clubs congregating to Texas to see who will be crowd MLS Next Cup Champion.

The MLS Next Cup will run a “Playoff & Showcase” format event. The top 32 teams in the country for each age group: U15 – U19, based by points per game from this Spring Season, will participate in a Playoff, single round elimination tournament.

Beachside proudly has two teams qualified for the MLS Next Cup Playoffs.

U16 (2005) & U19 (2002-03) 

The U17 (2004) missed the playoffs by one point

"To have two teams qualify for the playoffs in the MLS Next platform’s inaugural season is a fantastic accomplishment for our club. The MLS Next platform is the highest level of youth soccer our country has to offer. It has provided our players a developmental model where hard work, dedication, determination, sacrifice and discipline must be shown on a consistent basis to compete. Through the rigors of competition, our players have the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons which we hope last them a lifetime."

Mickey Kydes, Technical Director & Founder

Beachside Soccer Club is the only club in Southern Connecticut and Westchester County to have any teams qualify for the Playoffs. With the NCAA dead period being lifted, the MLS Next Cup is the best opportunity for any player to be recruited to college, and progress to the next level of their soccer career. At Beachside, on average, 85 – 90% of our graduating seniors commit to play soccer at the college level.

Due to the hard work of our Parents, Players, and Coaching Staff, Beachside has navigated through the ever changing COVID pandemic, and has come out stronger than before.

“The MLS Next Cup is exactly what our teams needed at this point in the year. The boys have been competing all year long, dealing with adversity, sticking together, and representing Beachside on a regional level. Now they have an opportunity to showcase their individual and collective talents on the national stage, and I know they’ll make the club proud."

Paul Melitsanopoulos, MLS Next Director

Game Schedule

10:00 am Kickoff – U16 (2005) vs BW Gottschee: Playoff Game

2:00 pm Kickoff – U15 (2006) vs San Antonio FC (USL): Showcase Game

9:00 am Kickoff – U17 (2004) vs FC Cincinnati (MLS): Showcase Game

10:00 am Kickoff – U19 (2002-03) vs Chicago Fire (MLS): Playoff Game

11:00 am Kickoff – U17 (2004) vs Phoenix Rising (USL): Showcase Game

1:00 pm Kickoff – U15 (2006) vs TSF Academy: Showcase Game

11:00 am Kickoff – U15 (2006) vs LA United Futbol Academy: Showcase Game
10:00 am Kickoff – U17 (2004) vs Inter Miami (MLS): Showcase Game

Note:
-All KO Times are Central Time.
-Updated Playoff / Showcase games will be announced for our U16 & U19 MLS Next Teams.
-All Teams are guaranteed three games.

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Beachside Teams Attending the MLS Next Cup:

  • U15 (2006): Showcase 
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  • U16 (2005): Playoffs
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  • U17 (2004): Showcase
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  • U19 (2002-03): Playoffs