Faithful watchers of Toronto FC II will have noticed how short the bench was last night away to FC Tucson. In part, that was because a number of players were in Texas ahead of the start of two of the biggest events on the youth calendar this weekend.
Toronto FC has five academy sides in competition this week in Texas at both the Generation Adidas Cup and the Dallas Cup.
U-17 (2002) and U-15 (2004) sides will play in the GA Cup.
The U-17s were draw in Group B in the Champions Division alongside CA Penarol, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, and the LA Galaxy. They will face the Galaxy on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and Penarol at 9:30 p.m., before facing Dinamo Zagreb at 2:45 p.m. on Monday. The latter stages of that competition will be played on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Some of the matches will be streamed on Twitch, including TFC’s match against Penarol on Sunday night.
The U-15s will face Club Leon on Wednesday at 10 a.m., on Thursday they face CF Monterrey at 10 a.m. and CD Guadalajara at 8 p.m., and Cruz Azul on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The later stages of the MLS vs. Liga MX competition will play out on Saturday.
Their opening match against Leon will be streamed on Twitch.
At the Dallas Cup, three others sides – U-19 (2000), U-16 (2003), and U-12 (2007) – will be involved in action. Bracketing and schedules can be found here.
It seems as though the latter stages of those competitions will be streamed, but exactly how that will work remains to be seen – keep an eye here for details.