Start of last year it was called EPP and PPP for the 15s and 17s. By late last year, they reorganized around divisions instead. The MLS academies play each other in their division home and away (LAG, LAFC, Seattle, San Jose, Denver, Portland, Vancouver and RSL) and then play "FLEX" games (inter-division/inter-league) games against the Southwest Division (TFA, Ventura, Santa Barbara, MSA, LA Surf, etc) only once a season.u15/u17 yes there is a interleague and regular league. Regular league for u15/u17 MLS teams is 2-3 games against other MLS teams (lots of travel) regular league is 1 game against other team in local area. (LAUFA,etc)
cannot confirm this but that is the rumor we are hearing
In the u16 season, there is only a Southwest division, no only-MLS division.
There is also the GA Cup for MLS Academies only in April. There will also be a MLS NEXT Fest event in the fall and a MLS Flex Event in the Spring. The spring event is a qualifier for the Playoffs. Teams qualify for the playoffs by winning their division, winning their Flex Event group or an at-large bid based on PPM.