MATHER, Cali. – Not wanting to rest on their laurels, the Real Salt Lake U-16 & U-18 Academy teams opened up the U.S. Soccer Development season with a statement by outscoring the San Juan Soccer Club 10-0 on Saturday. The U-16s, with 9 returning players from last year’s championship winning team, wasted no time and scored early and often their 9-0 win, which set a new Academy high of most goals in a season opener and most goals in a match. Last season’s U-16 leader in goals scored, Sebastian Saucedo picked up a single goal while teammates Josh Doughty and Diego “Diablo” Silva recorded a brace. Newcomers: Grant Livingston, Tate Schmitt, Daniel Lee and Fahot Yogol notched their first Academy goals. U-16 Box Score Their older counterparts were not able to cruise to an easy victory as they were tested by a tough San Juan Soccer Club for 90 minutes. However, the U-18s, with 9 returning players from last year’s championship squad, got the better of San Juan, as senior Santi Carrillo scored the lone goal off of a corner with a bicycle kick in the 92nd minute. U-18 Box Score Both teams will be back in action against Chivas USA and LA Galaxy on October 4th and 5th in Los Angeles.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Real Salt Lake U-16 & U-18 teams open the 2013-14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season on the road against San Juan Soccer Club this Saturday when they travel to Sacramento, California. The U-16 squad is the defending U.S. Soccer Development Academy champions after they defeated Solar Chelsea 4-2 in the U-16 championship match in July 2013.
Returning GSA Players: Josh Doughty, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Christian Herrera, Alex Knox, Brooks Lennon, Terrell Lowe, Jonathan Min, Danny Moreno, Conor Orton, Fito Ovalle, Sebastian Saucedo, Diego Silva, Duncan Storey, Miles Stray, Evan Waldrep
Saturday’s Academy matches will be held at Mather Soccer Complex – North Field. Kick off for the U-18 match is set for 11 a.m. PST. and the U-16 match will begin at 1:30 p.m. PST.
The Real Salt Lake U-16 Elite squad is also going to be on the road this weekend, as they are set to travel to Scottsdale, Arizona for their first match in the Arizona State League. The Claret-and-Cobalt will square off against SC del Sol 98 at Scottsdale Sports Complex; kickoff set for 9:25 a.m. PST.