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NEWS: Quakes Academy Announces Partnership with Footy Access for 2024 Generation adidas Cup 

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club will collaborate with media company Footy Access for the upcoming 2024 Generation adidas Cup, set to take place in Bradenton, Florida, from March 30 to April 7. This partnership will provide behind-the-scenes coverage of the Quakes Academy Under-15 team during their journey in the tournament.

In this partnership, the Quakes will unite with Footy Access to showcase the club’s committed staff, experienced coaches, and next generation of players. This collaboration will feature exclusive moments, interviews, and highlights from San Jose’s run in the 2024 GA Cup. Through this inside look, viewers will be provided with an immersive experience into the mechanics responsible for the recent achievements of the Quakes Academy, who boast one of the most successful developmental pathways in Major League Soccer.

Generation adidas Cup is a premier international youth tournament which features representation from every MLS Academy and 49 overall clubs from a record-breaking 15 countries spanning four continents. For the 2024 version of the competition, the GA Cup will feature participation from international clubs such as Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Valencia FC, Club Necaxa, and many more.

The Earthquakes’ U-15 team is coached by trailblazer Erin Ridley, the first female head coach in MLS NEXT Academy history. In last year’s GA Cup initial round, Ridley led San Jose to win their group, which consisted of the Colorado Rapids, New York City FC, and Club Bolívar of Bolivia. To start off the 2024 tournament, the Quakes’ U-15s will compete in Group D against Sporting Kansas City, Charlotte FC, and Club Necaxa.

To keep up with all the action and exclusive content, fans are encouraged to follow San Jose Earthquakes and Footy Access on their respective social media pages. You can follow Footy Access on Instagram (@footyaccess), X (@footy_access), TikTok (@footyaccess) and YouTube (@footyaccess), and by visiting

About San Jose Earthquakes  

The San Jose Earthquakes, one of Major League Soccer’s original teams, are the epicenter for soccer in Northern California, playing at the highest professional level in the United States. The club won MLS Cups in 2001 and 2003 and took home Supporters’ Shields in 2005 and 2012. The club is based out of PayPal Park, an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium that opened in 2015. The organization was originally founded in 1974 in the North American Soccer League, and in 2024 is celebrating its 50th anniversary of positively impacting communities around Northern California. The club’s nonprofit arm, the Quakes Foundation, focuses on health and fitness initiatives for local underserved youth and fighting food insecurity. For more information about the Earthquakes, visit

About Footy Access  

Footy Access, owned by founder David Rodriguez and by investor and former USMNT player Jeremiah White, is a dynamic media company with a specific focus on showcasing the emerging talents of the next generation in the world of soccer/football. Their commitment to producing original, high-quality, informative, and entertaining content has earned them recognition in the industry. By emphasizing a positive impact on players, Footy Access provides a platform that ensures exposure and attention for these rising stars.