After fantastic four wins in the last round our boys had a well-deserved weekend off with all eyes on Saturday’s famous El Clasico and two of the best clubs in the world, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid battling it out for Spanish La Liga title. Our boys thoroughly enjoyed the game while also learning a move or two from the likes of Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest which they can use out on the soccer fields against the upcoming opponents and playoff rivals. And they won’t have to wait long.
Today all minds are set on the ‘grande’ double header against fierce rivals LA Galaxy this upcoming weekend. Our players and coaches worked hard during the week to get ready for one of the most important weekends as Real Salt Lake – Arizona soccer academy teams play the LA Galaxy on back to back games Saturday April 28th, and Sunday April 29th at Grande Sports World.
The U18’s kick off at 10:00 am and U16’s kick off at 12:30 pm on both days. The matches are open to the public and with playoffs nearing and competition heating up, this will be an exciting battle to watch.
The current SoCal Division in Western Conference standings (see below) has our U16’s sitting at the top with 27 points, 4 points ahead of this weekend’s rivals LA Galaxy, but with 2 games more played. In the U18’s standings our team lies in the 3rd place 5 points behind first place Chivas USA, but with a game in hand.
With only five games left (four at home) in the regular season, with the current standings and with the Wild Card race still very much open, these are two vital games and with a repeat of last rounds ‘poker of wins’ both RSL-AZ teams would be in great shape for the playoffs. Therefore, we welcome you to join us here at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande for an exciting weekend of top level soccer.
The legendary Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort is sold out for Friday, April 27th, but has rooms available for Saturday, April 28th and they are going fast. To make room reservations, call 800-237-4238 or visit www.franciscogrande.com.
United States Soccer Development Academy
U15/U16 SoCal Division Results as of April 27, 2012
U17/U18 SoCal Division Results as of April 27, 2012
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