MLS Next Flex Under-19 Preview

MLS Next Flex Under-19 Preview
by Travis Clark
May 11, 2022

The MLS Next Flex competition kicks off on Friday in Boyds, Maryland, serving as a qualifying event for the MLS Next Cup playoffs.

The oldest age groups are making the trip, dominated more by independent club sides. Several MLS teams opt to push players into an MLS Next Pro or USL Championship team rather than field a U19 team.

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That leaves this field relatively wide open, and there are intriguing groups, players and teams to watch this week when the U19 teams begin on Friday.

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