All seven Academy teams are in action this weekend, and the U-15s and U-17s provide the opening act to the action going on at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

While the likes of George Bello, Machop Chol, George Campbell and Tyler Wolff square off with the Academy products of D.C. United, the next generation of talent from these Eastern Conference rivals square off at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Training Ground on Saturday morning.

For the U-13s, U-14s, and U-16s, their local counterparts at AFC Lightning stand between them and three points in Week 3 of MLS NEXT action.

Here’s the full slate of MLS NEXT games this weekend:
Age Group
Opponent
Time (ET)
Location
Field #
U-13
AFC Lightning
5:00 p.m.
Peachtree City Athletic Complex
Field 1
U-14
AFC Lightning
5:00 p.m.
Peachtree City Athletic Complex
Turf 2
U-15
D.C. United
10:00 a.m.
CHOA Training Ground
Field 5
U-16
AFC Lightning
3:00 p.m.
Peachtree City Athletic Complex
Turf 2
U-17
D.C. United
12:00 p.m.
CHOA Training Ground
Field 3

This weekend also marks the start of the campaign for Atlanta United’s U-12 team. With two groups competing in the Black and the Red divisions, they both make their debut in the Southeastern Clubs Champions League (SCCL) Saturday against Concorde Fire and follow it up with matches against UFA on Sunday.

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Here’s the full slate of SCCL matchups at the CHOA Training Ground on Saturday:
Division
Opponent
Time (ET)
Location
Field #
Black
Concorde Fire
8:00
CHOA Training Ground
1
Red
Concorde Fire
9:30
CHOA Training Ground
5
Black
UFA Norcross
8:00
CHOA Training Ground
1
Red
UFA Norcross
9:30
5CHOA Training Ground
5

The U-19s look to bounce back after falling 1-0 to Atletico Atlanta at the weekend.

With August Academy Player of the Month Nigel Prince leading the backline, they hope to pick up their third clean sheet and third victory of the season when they face Georgia Storm FC at Alexander High School, Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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