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MLS Next Overview

Cedar Stars Academy - Bergen is a founding member of the MLS NEXT elite player development platform. Founded in 2020, MLS Next represents the highest level of boy's soccer competition, training, and personal development opportunities available in the U.S. The current membership includes 113 clubs, 489 teams, 9,000+ players across the U.S. and Canada and features over 90% of the current youth national team player pools. While winning games will always be important, MLS NEXT believes success is measured by the growth and development of each player – becoming a better player, growing as a person, attending college and signing a professional contract are the true benchmarks of their success.

Key Highlights

  • Current MLS NEXT membership includes 30 MLS professional academy clubs and 83 elite youth academy clubs across the U.S.
  • MLS NEXT clubs will participate in a year-round competitive schedule, including League matches, Events and Playoffs. CSA is a full pathway MLS NEXT Club with teams competing at the U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-19 age groups.
  • CSA - Bergen MLS NEXT Teams have a rigorous training and playing schedule with 4x Trainings per week and 1-2 League/ Inter League games at the weekend 
  • CSA - Bergen MLS Next teams compete in the North East Division within the MLS Next League. Further information can be found at the link below. " 

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