Quakes Academy Midfielder Kaedren Spivey Named 2023-24 U-15 MLS NEXT MVP

Earthquakes Weekly Update: June 6, 2022

June 6, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
San Jose Earthquakes News Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. – MLS NEXT announced today that Quakes Academy midfielder Kaedren Spivey has been named the U-15 MLS NEXT 2023-24 MVP presented by adidas.

Hailing from San Jose, California, Spivey enjoyed a breakout season with his hometown club, scoring 11 goals in 21 games, netting an additional three times in at the prestigious 2024 Generation adidas Cup, helping lead his team to the quarterfinals in the U-15 age group.

“We’re absolutely thrilled for Kaedren and his family to see him honored by MLS NEXT with the MVP award, especially with me having known him since he was five years old,” said Quakes Academy Director of Operations Alex Saunders. “He is an exceptionally gifted player on the field, but we’re just as proud of him for the person he is off the field as well. We love his passion for the sport and how he displays leadership by example. These are traits that will serve him well as he progresses in his soccer journey. We’re happy to be a part of that pathway for him to reach his goals.”

Spivey, 15, also represents the United States at U-15 level, most recently winning the Vlatko Markovic tournament in Croatia last month.

“Kaedren is a young man that makes us very proud,” said Quakes Academy U-15 head coach Erin Ridley. “It’s not just the talent he has, which is extraordinary. He has a special gift. But he makes the players around him better and brings the best out of other people. He’s a player who has a love for the game that will hopefully carry him into a very long career. Just seeing him win this type of award is a real credit for him and the team. It’s a real pleasure for all of us at the Quakes Academy to see him gain that recognition because there’s a lot more to come.”

“I want to thank MLS NEXT for recognizing me with this amazing award,” said Spivey. “This totally came as a surprise. I definitely couldn’t have done it by myself, so I want to thank my coaches, teammates, family and everyone in the Quakes Academy.”

All four MLS NEXT ’23-’24 MVPs presented by adidas were selected by MLS NEXT Talent ID personnel, considering individual achievements and team success over the course of the season. Each MLS NEXT ’23-’24 Goal of the Year presented by Allstate was chosen by fans who participated in a social media vote to nominate and select the best goal of the season from each of the four age groups. The ’23-’24 Sportsmanship Award presented by DoorDash was…

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