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Match schedule announced for inaugural Patterson Cup

By Sam Kovzan, 03/25/19, 5:30PM CDT


Sporting Kansas City has announced the match schedule for the inaugural Patterson Cup, an elite U-12 boys tournament featuring six of the top youth academies from Major League Soccer.

The Patterson Cup will take place in conjunction with the first-ever Sporting Next-Gen Invitational, taking place Saturday and Sunday at the world-class Wyandotte Sporting Fields in Kansas City, Kansas. The marquee event will see six U-12 academy clubs square off, including Sporting Kansas City, Atlanta United FC, Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC.

U-12 Patterson Cup Schedule (March 30-31)
Group A Group B
Sporting KC Chicago Fire
Real Salt Lake Colorado Rapids
Atlanta United FC Toronto FC


Date Time (CT) Match Home Team Away Team Field
Saturday, March 30 10am Group B Chicago Fire Colorado Rapids 8N
Saturday, March 30 10am Group A Sporting KC Real Salt Lake 8S
Saturday, March 30 2pm Group B Colorado Rapids Toronto FC 8N
Saturday, March 30 2pm Group A Real Salt Lake Atlanta United FC 8S
Saturday, March 30 6pm Group B Toronto FC Chicago Fire 8N
Saturday, March 30 6pm Group A Atlanta United FC Sporting KC 8S
Sunday, March 31 8am Semifinal 1 Group A 1st Place Group B 2nd Place 8N
Sunday, March 31 8am Semifinal 2 Group B 1st Place Group A 2nd Place 8S
Sunday, March 31 10am Consolation Group A 3rd Place Group B 3rd Place 8N
Sunday, March 31 11:30am Final Semifinal 1 winner Semifinal 2 winner 8S
Sunday, March 31 1pm Consolation*     8N
Sunday, March 31 1pm Consolation*     8S

* Technical staff will determine consolation matchups

The Patterson Cup is named after Sporting KC co-owner Neal Patterson and his wife Jeanne, both of whom lost their lives to cancer in 2017. For more than a decade, the Patterson Family helped transform Sporting KC into the model MLS organization it is today. Their unwavering commitment to the growth of soccer in Kansas City has been manifested through the development of state-of-the-art facilities, technological innovation at sporting events and significant investment in soccer at the youth level.

As part of the tournament experience, all six Patterson Cup participants will attend an opening banquet and receive a tour of the Pinnacle National Development Center, the new training home of Sporting KC. Friday's banquet will also feature an appearance from a Sporting KC midfielder Ilie Sanchez

The Sporting Next Gen Invitational will feature nearly 100 premier youth clubs from across the Midwest at the boys and girls U-8 through U-12 levels. The event will include championship matches in multiple divisions, appearances from Sporting KC players, adidas coaches’ gift, and social media contests and prize giveaways.

Visit and follow @SportingKCYouth on TwitterInstagram and Facebook for Patterson Cup and Sporting Next Gen Invitational updates. For more news and information about the Sporting KC Academy, visit and follow @SKCAcademy on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.