Once 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 done well in 2013, going W8-D1-L3 and have already qualified for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs. They are tied for first in the Southwest Division.
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 int he U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs. Right now they are #9 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 are off this weekend and will host Arsenal FC on June 1st, who are W6-D6-L15 and out of the playoffs. Last time these two teams played RSL defeated them 2-0 in March.
RSL U16 Academy Overview – A bit of Déjà vu from the U18’s overview. U16′s have done well in 2013 going W9-D1-L3 and have already qualified for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs.
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 #14 in overall positioning and need 3 points to secure a “second” pot seeding.
Up Next – U16’s are off this weekend and will host Arsenal FC on June 1st. Arsenal is #4 in the Southwest Division and would currently qualify for the playoffs as the #8 wildcard seed. Last time these two teams played RSL defeated them 3-0 in March.