U18'sOnce per week we will take a look at the current standings for our Real Salt Lake U18 and U16 Academy teams in the Southwest Division.

RSL U18 Academy Overview –U18′s have gone W8-D1-L3 in 2013 and have already qualified for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs. They are tied for first in the Southwest Division on points with LA Galaxy at 58 apiece.

Last Game – Defeated Pateadores, 4-1, on 5/18/13. Goals were scored by: Coco Navarro, Kostas Kotselas, Amer Sasivarevic and Aidan Tucker for his first on the year. Recap here and pictures here.

Right Now – RSL is W18-L5-D4 on the season and tied for first place in the Southwest Division on points, 58. LA Galaxy have the #1 spot due to goal differential. Galaxy are +41, RSL is +32. Real So Cal is in third place with 55 points and will face Galaxy on June 1st. If Real So Cal wins they will still finish in third place regardless of RSL’s result due to their lower goal differential +19.

RSL’s next game is important for playoff seedings in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs. Right now they are #8 in overall playoff positioning. If they finish out of top 8 they will have to face a top 8 team in the playoffs.

Up Next – U18′s play their final game this weekend against Arsenal FC. RSL defeated Arsenal 2-0 on March 10th.

For full standings click here.

U16'sRSL U16 Academy Overview  – A bit of  Déjà vu from the U18′s overview. U16′s have gone W9-D1-L3 in 2013 and have already qualified for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs.

Last Game – Defeated Pateadores, 4-0, on 5/18/13. Goals were scored by: Brooks Lennon, Bofo Saucedo, Damian German and Luis Lopez for his first on the year. Recap here and pictures here.

Right Now – RSL is now W17-L6-D4 and have already locked up the #2 spot in the Southwest Division. Leaders, Chivas USA, have 65 points and third place Real So Cal has 51 points.

Like the U18′s RSL’s next game is important however it might be a too late for a better seeding. Currently they are #13 in overall positioning and will be dropped into the second pot, teams 9-16, for the playoffs if they started now. Chances of them finishing top 8 are slim.

Up Next – U16′s play their final game this weekend against Arsenal FC. RSL defeated Arsenal 2-0 on March 10th.

For full standings click here.

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