CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Real Salt Lake Academy has been invited by U.S. Soccer to play a friendly match against their U-15 MNT in Los Angeles, California on November 2nd. Next week’s friendly will mark the first meeting between the Real Salt Lake Academy and any U.S. Soccer youth national team.
Academy coaches will send the U-16 Academy team to California, who are currently ranked #2 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer and have outscored opponents 13-3 in three league matches this season.
Josh Doughty leads the team in scoring with four goals and is followed by Tate Schmitt, who has three and Diego “Diablo” Silva, who has a pair.
Grande Sports Academy will be at the match and will provide live updates on the official GSA Twitter account.
In 2010, the New Zealand U-17 MNT played the Real Salt Lake Academy in two friendly matches, which ended in a draw and a win for the Claret-and-Cobalt.