CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – U.S. Soccer technical advisors have selected four Development Academy Select rosters, two at the U-15/16 and U-17/18 age groups, to compete against each other at the 2013 Winter Showcase in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, and two Real Salt Lake Academy players have been selected.
Defender/forward Miles Stray has been named to the U-15/16 Blue Select Team and goalkeeper Christian Herrera has been named to the U-17/18 Red Select Team.
The Academy Red and Blue Select teams for the U-15/16s kick off at 4 p.m. MT on December 12th and will be followed by the U-17/18 match at 6 p.m. MT at the Premier Sports Campus.
Stray has been named to the starting XI in all but one match for the U-15/16 RSL Academy team this season and has shown an ability to dominate the opposition on both ends of the pitch, playing as a forward and as a centerback. Stray has found the back of the net four times this season.
Herrera has yet to miss a minute through seven matches for the U-15/16 team this season. He has allowed three goals, earned five clean sheets and has yet to concede a goal at home through four matches.
The schedule for the Showcase is below.
|Wed., Dec 11||Real Salt Lake U-18||vs.||Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Soccer Academy U-18||1:15 PM||Premier Sports Complex – Field 2|
|Thur., Dec 12||Real Salt Lake U-18||vs.||New York Red Bulls U-18||12:15 PM||Premier Sports Complex – Field 3|
|Thur., Dec 12||Real Salt Lake U-16||vs.||Chicago Magic PSG U-16||3:30 PM||Premier Sports Complex – Field 18|
|Fri., Dec 13||Real Salt Lake U-16||vs.||Chicago Fire U-16||10:00 AM||Premier Sports Complex – Field 3|
|Sat., Dec 14||Real Salt Lake U-18||vs.||D.C. United U-18||11:15 AM||Premier Sports Complex – Field 8|
|Sun., Dec 15||Real Salt Lake U-16||vs.||Philadelphia Union U-16||9:00 AM||Premier Sports Complex – Field 14|