The second weekend of MLS NEXT saw the Sporting Kansas City Academy post three wins and a draw against Minnesota-based Shattuck-St. Mary’s on Saturday at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Competing in the newly formed youth league launched by Major League Soccer, the Sporting KC U-19s posted their second straight 1-0 victory to open the new season. They were joined in the win column by the rampant U-17s and U-15s, while the U-16s battled to a draw.
U-19s stay perfect
Seven days after knocking off cross-state rivals Saint Louis FC by a 1-0 scoreline at Swope Soccer Village, the U-19s replicated the feat against Shattuck on Iowa soil.