RSL Update: Wednesday, December 8

Gil gets time in Generation adidas wins, RSL-AZ teams go undefeated at Winter Showcase

REAL SALT LAKE
UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8

MF Luis Gil Appears in Substitute Role in Generation
adidas’ Final Two Matches in Madrid;

RSL-Arizona Academy Squads go Undefeated at 2010 US
Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase in Phoenix

 

MF
Luis Gil Appears in Substitute Role in Generation adidas’ Final Two Matches in
Madrid

Real Salt Lake MF Luis Gil,
along with 18 fellow members of the MLS Generation adidas program, will
return stateside on Thursday upon conclusion of their 10-day trip to Madrid,
Spain, where they compiled a perfect 3-0-0 record against reserve teams from a
trio of Spanish First and Second Division sides.

 

The Generation adidas squad concluded
its three-game stint today with an impressive 4-1
victory over the Atlético Madrid reserves
.  The scoring opened
with Atlético Madrid tallying an own goal for the visitors, and the MLS’ers
wouldn’t need any help from there, getting two goals from FW Teal Bunbury
(Sporting KC) and the final marker from FW Juan Agudelo (NY Red Bulls). 
Gil would come off the bench in the 75th minute, marking his third
substitute appearance in as many games for the side being headed by FC Dallas
sideline boss Schellas Hyndman.

 

The Generation adidas contingent began
its winning streak with a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid Castilla – the
reserve side for Real Madrid – last Thursday (click
here for the MLSsoccer.com recap
), and continued its winning ways yesterday
against the Rayo Vallencano FC reserves, Peri Marosevic’s goal allowing
the North American outfit to wring
out a 1-0 victory
from a physical, rain-soaked contest. Gil also played the
last 15 minutes of the Rayo Vallecano match, subbing in for Chicago MF Corben
Bone.  Overall, the 17-year-old Gil logged a total of 48 minutes with the
team, gaining more valuable experience just days after he completed a 10-day
training camp with the United States Under-18 Men’s National Team in Southern
California.

 

 

RSL-Arizona
Academy Squads Finish Undefeated at 2010 US Soccer Development Academy Winter
Showcase in Phoenix

The
RSL-Arizona Academy Program shined last weekend, as its U15/U16 and
U17/U18 teams both went undefeated during the 2010 US Soccer Development
Academy Winter Showcase
, which took place in their backyard at the Reach 11
Soccer Complex in Phoenix.

 

The
RSL-Arizona Academy U18 team went an impressive 2-0-1 during the event,
beginning on Saturday when Provo native Maikon Orellana scored four
goals during RSL-AZ’s 7-0 victory over IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL).  Play
continued Sunday when the U18s tied their Dallas Texans (Dallas, TX)
counterparts 2-2 before finishing up on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Texas Rush
AJ Auxerre (The Woodlands, TX). 

 

The
RSL-AZ U16s also gave an impressive effort during the showcase, scrapping its
way to an undefeated 1-0-2 record.  Following 1-1 draws on Saturday and
Sunday with IMG Academy and Dallas Texans, the team squandered a 2-0 lead
before rallying back for a 3-2 victory over Texas Rush AJ Auxerre to finish the
event on a winning note on Tuesday. 

 

In
addition, the RSL-Arizona Academy had a player featured in both the U18 and
U16 Academy Select matches
on Saturday, which were played in front of more
than 300 college and U.S. National Team coaches and scouts on hand in Phoenix.
FW Ricardo Velasco (Tucson, AZ) would play the second 45 minutes for the
Blue squad in an even half that wound down a 0-3
defeat to their Red counterparts
in the U18 age group feature, while DF Julio
Alarcon
(El Paso, TX) would go the distance in the U16 age group match for
the Blues in a 1-2
loss against the Red squad
.

 

Velasco
will be eligible to compete for U.S. Under-20 Head Coach Thomas Rongen in the
CONCACAF U-20 Championship next April in Guatemala and the 2011 FIFA Under-20
World Cup beginning in late July. Alarcon will be available to play for U.S.
Under-17 boss Wilmer Cabrera’s side that will take part in February’s 2011
CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Jamaica and the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in
June/July.

 

All 78 clubs
that comprise the US Soccer Development Academy were represented at the
tournament, including U15/U16 and U17/U18 teams representing 14 Major League
Soccer sides. Click
here
or visit USSoccer.com for the complete wrap up of
the 2010 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase.

 

Both the
RSL-AZ Academy U16’s and U18’s will continue play in the SoCal Division
(Western Conference) of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2010/11 season in
early February at their home base of the Grande Sports World in Casa Grande,
Arizona. For more information on Grande Sports World, visit the
start-of-the-art training facility’s website and Facebook
fan page
.

 

RSL-Arizona
Academy Game Summaries – U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase

RSL –AZ
U18s

Saturday: 7-0 win
over IMG Academy

Sunday: 2-2 draw
with Dallas Texans

Tuesday: 2-1 win
over Texas Rush AJ Auxerre

Click
here for more information on the RSL-Arizona Academy U-18s’ 2010/11 U.S. Soccer
Development Academy campaign

RSL-AZ
U16s

Saturday: 1-1 draw
with IMG Academy

Sunday: 1-1 draw
with Dallas Texans

Tuesday: 3-2 win
over Texas Rush AJ Auxerre

Click
here for more information on the RSL-Arizona Academy U-16s’ 2010/11 U.S. Soccer
Development Academy campaign

 

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