CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Real Salt Lake Academy is in Denver, Colorado, this weekend to participate in the 2013 -14 Generation Adidas Cup, which is a showcase of the MLS’s U-17 Academy teams.
Academies are divided into three regions; east, central and west, and will participate in two qualifying events per region. Academies who advance out of the two region qualifiers will compete in a national event, which will correspond with the Dallas Cup in April 2014.
The Real Salt Lake U-17 Academy team has been placed in the central region with: Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City. All matches for this region event will be held at Dick’s Sporting Good Park: 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022.
The RSL U-17 Academy team will kickoff the GC Cup on Friday night against the event host the Colorado Rapids; kickoff set for 6:15 p.m. PST. On Saturday, RSL U-17 will play a friendly match against the Houston Dynamo with kickoff set for 6:15 p.m. and RSL will close out the GC Cup against Sporting Kansas City on Monday; kickoff set for 8:00 a.m. PST.
Though the GC Cup is officially a U-17 tournament, participating teams in Denver have also brought up a U-15 team to participate in the Cup as well. The RSL U-15 squad will play three matches with the first set to take place on Friday night at 4:00 p.m. PST against Colorado. On Saturday, RSL squares off against Chicago at 4:00 p.m. PST and they will take a day off on Sunday. Their final match at the Denver region event will take place on Monday with RSL taking on FC Dallas at 8:00 a.m. PST.
Below is a detailed table of the matches. The image above is a map of the complex.
|October 11th||6:15 PM||Real Salt Lake U-17||Colorado Rapids||22|
|October 11th||4:00 PM||Real Salt Lake U-15||Colorado Rapids||22|
|October 12th||7:15 PM||Real Salt Lake U-17||Houston Dynamo||22|
|October 12th||4:00 PM||Real Salt Lake U-15||Chicago Fire||19|
|DAY OFF||DAY OFF||DAY OFF||DAY OFF||DAY OFF|
|October 14th||8:00 AM||Sporting KC||Real Salt Lake U-17||22|
|October 14th||8:00 AM||FC Dallas||Real Salt Lake U-15||24|
Players who are participating the GA Cup:
U-15 RSL Academy roster: Josh Allison, Zico Bailey, Alan Cazares, Easton Embley, Benjamin Gonzalez, Ahmed Green, Reagan Mugume, Glademir Mendoza, Jesus Morales, Aaron Nixon, Ronny Orona, Becca Rice, Eliud Santiago, Daniel Vasquez, Zahir Vasquez, Javier Vierya, Eric “Gallo” Virgen
U-17 RSL Academy roster: Danny Acosta, Jesus Avelar, Gavino Carranza, Josh Doughty, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Christian Herrera, Alex Knox, Brooks Lennon, Grant Livingston, Terrell Lowe, Fito Ovalle, Marcel Ruzan, Sebastian “Bofo” Saucedo, Tate Schmitt, Diego “Diablo” Silva, Miles Stray, Evan Waldrep, Fahot Yogol