The 2022 Generation adidas Cup came to a close this past weekend with the Portland Timbers claiming the U15 title after defeating Valencia CF U15 side 2-0.
The international tournament in Frisco, Texas offered an opportunity to see some of the most talented youngsters in world soccer up close. The Timbers defeated international giants Porto, Manchester United and Valencia on their way to the title in the Under-15 category, and they also got past the New York Red Bulls and LAFC. For their efforts, Portland claimed two of the three individual awards given on Saturday night.
Noah Santos (Portland) named U15 MVP
Noah Santos was named MVP of the tournament after scoring five goals for the MLS side, while goalkeeper Keenan VanPelt, who came up with big saves in the final against Valencia as well as a key PK stop in the semifinal against LAFC and was consistent throughout the entire tournament, received the Top Goalie award. Flamengo striker David Oliveira earned the Top Scorer Award with seven goals to his name.
Keenan VanPelt (Portland) earned Best Goalkeeper