CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Real Salt Lake Academy coaches scheduled a friendly match against Phoenix club SC del Sol on Saturday afternoon after the Academy matches, and an RSL squad comprised of U-16 and U-18 players defeated SC del Sol 5-0.
Luke Novick scored the opening goal in the first half and assisted on what coach Freddy Juarez claimed as the greatest goal in Academy history in the second half. Novick on the right-wing chipped a ball to the middle of the pitch. The ball struck a SC del Sol player on the shoulder and before it hit the ground, Judah Rashirai ran up from underneath it and fired a bicycle-kick shot, which sailed over the goalkeeper and into the left side netting.
Danny Moreno scored the third goal when the SC del Sol failed to clear the ball out of the box and newcomer Leo Fuchs scored the fourth when Jonathan Min trapped a poor clearance and played a through ball to Fuchs, who finished near post. Nicholas LaMonica scored the fifth and final goal when Javi Avelar played a ball to the back post. LaMonica trapped with his chest and dribbled to the touchline and fired a high screamer into the far post.
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