Real Salt Lake Youth Soccer Update: Oct. 2

RSL-Arizona Academy U-18 and U-16 Teams Undefeated

Welcome to the first edition of the Real Salt Lake Youth Soccer Update. This regular release will include information on matches, tournaments, events and achievements featuring RSL’s youth initiatives.

RSL-ARIZONA U-18 TEAM MOVES TO 2-0-1 IN DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY SEASON:

The Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-18 team drew this weekend, tying Chivas USA’s U-18 side 0-0 at the Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Saturday morning. The team is now 2-0-1 on the Developmental Academy season and sits in second-place in the West Conference’s Southwest Division, trailing first-place Chivas on goal difference. The U-18’s have next weekend off, returning to action with a game at the San Diego Surf on Oct. 13.

RSL-ARIZONA U-16’S SMASH CHIVAS USA 7-2 TO MAINTAIN PERFECT 3-0-0 RECORD:

The U-16 squad got a brilliant result on Saturday, defeating its Chivas USA counterparts 7-2 at the Grande Sports World. FW Sebastian Saucedo (Park City, Utah) scored three goals in the span of 24 minutes to lead the U-16’s to victory, with MF Brooks Lennon (Scottsdale, Ariz.) chipping in two goals for the Claret-and-Cobalt.

The U-16 team is now a perfect 3-0-0 in the Developmental Academy season, sitting in first place in the Southwest Division. Like the U-18’s, the U-16’s also have next weekend off, traveling to Southern California to take on the San Diego Surf on Oct. 13.

RSL-ARIZONA ACADEMY IN THE NEWS:

AZCentral.com: Real Salt Lake-AZ Academy teams stay undefeated

Top Drawer Soccer: Real Salt Lake-Arizona’s Desert Success

ABOUT THE U.S. SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY:

The U.S Soccer Development Academy is a nationwide youth development initiative, organized by the U.S. Soccer Federation, featuring 78 of the top youth teams in the country competing in a league system at both the U-18 and U-16 levels. The 78 youth programs, including one U.S. Youth National Team in each age group, are divided into 10 geographically based divisions, each of which will send a single qualifier to the national finals after the regular season concludes in late June. For more information on the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy, please visit www.ussoccer.com.