Grande Sports Academy - Real Salt Lake Arizona - (6)The U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs kickoff tonight for the Real Salt Lake U-18 Academy team and tomorrow for the U-16’s. The U18’s go into their group as the top seeded team, first time for the U-18’s in Academy history, and the U16’s go into their group as the second seeded team.
Schedule below

Thirty-two teams qualified for the playoffs and were divided up into eight groups with four teams per group. The teams in the group will play each other once and the winner of the group will advance to finals week that will be held between July 14-20 in Houston, Texas.

Real Salt Lake Academy teams are one of six teams in the country to have their U-16’s & U-18’s qualify for the playoffs in each of the past three years. Other teams are: CASL Chelsea FC Academy, FC Dallas, Chicago Fire, Concorde Fire, Crew Soccer Academy.

Below is how the teams in RSL’s group finished the 2012-2013 season.

Playoff Finish Games W L T PTS GF GA PTS/G
Real Salt Lake #7 28 19 5 4 61 73 35 2.18
DC United #9 25 17 6 2 53 72 29 2.12
CASL Chelsea FC Academy #17 25 14 7 4 46 37 28 1.84
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri WC #11 27 14 9 4 46 50 31 1.70

Previous results for the U18′s:
2011-2012: RSL finished second in the group winning 2 games, losing 1, scoring 4 goals and conceding 2.
2010-2011: RSL finished second in the group winning 2 games,losing 1, scoring 7 goals and conceding 3.

The U16′s go into their group as the second best team. Below is how the teams in their group finished the 2012-2013 season.

FC Dallas #3 27 21 4 2 65 70 18 2.41
Real Salt Lake #14 28 17 6 5 56 68 34 2.00
FC DELCO WC #4 25 14 7 4 46 47 29 1.84
Sockers FC WC #9 27 13 7 7 46 39 22 1.70

Previous results for the U16′s:
2011-2012: RSL finished second in the group winning 2 games, losing 1, scoring 9 goals and conceding 5.
2010-2011: RSL won their group winning 2 games, drawing 1, scoring 13 goals and conceding 3 goals. In finals week they finished second in their group winning 1 game and drawing 2. They advanced to the third place game and defeated Real So Cal, 8-7, on penalties. Video of that here.

ALL GAMES LOCAL TIME (Dallas)

U18 Schedule

Monday, June 24th
Real Salt Lake vs St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri  – 9:15pm at FC Dallas Sports Park Field #15

Tuesday, June 25th
Real Salt Lake vs CASL Chelsea FC Academy – 9:30pm at FC Dallas Sports Park Field #15

Thursday, June 27th
Real Salt Lake vs DC United – 11:00am at FC Dallas Sports Park Field #15

U16 Schedule

Tuesday, June 25th
Real Salt Lake vs FC DELCO – 7:15pm at FC Dallas Sports Park Field #12

Wednesday, June 26th
Real Salt Lake vs Sockers FC – 9:00pm at FC Dallas Sports Park Field #9

Friday, June 28th
Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas – 11:00am at FC Dallas Sports Park Field #7

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