CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Real Salt Lake U-16 & U-18 Academy teams are set to kickoff a busy March schedule against Southwest Division rivals Chivas USA U-16 & U-18 Academy on Saturday, March 8th, at the Grande Sports World.
The U-18 match is set to begin at 3:00 PM and will be followed by the U-16 match at 5:30 PM.
Real Salt Lake U-17/18, ranked #2 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer, is the current leader in the Southwest Division with a 10-1-3 record and has conceded a U-17/18 league best ten goals. Through six matches at home, RSL U-17/18 has won five matches, drew one and has outscored opponents 26-3. Eric Carbajal is the team leader in goals scored with nine and is followed by Sam Gleadle with seven. Jose Hernandez and Corey Baird have found the back of the net five times. Carbajal, Gleadle and Hernandez are all tied for the team lead with five assists each. In their most recent match, the U-17/18s defeated Nomads SC 3-2 on February 23rd with Gleadle recording a brace and Carbajal adding one.
In the previous matchup between these two sides, RSL U-17/18 defeated Chivas USA 2-0 in Los Angeles on October 5th. Chivas USA is currently holding the third position in the Southwest Division with a 10-4-4 record through 18 matches.
Real Salt Lake U-15/16, ranked #3 in the country by Top Drawer Soccer, is the current leader in the Southwest Division with an 11-1-2 record and is tied for the league high in goal difference with +37; 43 goals scored and 6 goals conceded. RSL U-15/16 has won all six matches played at home this year outscoring opponents 20-1. Sebastian Saucedo leads the team in scoring with 12 goals and is followed by Josh Doughty and Tate Schmitt, who have recorded five each. In their most recent match, the U-15/16s defeated Nomads SC 2-0. Evan Waldrep and Saucedo scored for the Claret-and-Cobalt.
In the previous matchup between the two sides, RSL U-15/16 defeated Chivas USA 3-1 in Los Angeles on October 5th. Chivas USA is currently holding the fifth position in the Southwest Division with a 7-6-5 record through 18 matches.
|Saturday, March 8th||3:00 PM||Real Salt Lake U-18||vs||Chivas USA U-18||Grande Sports World|
|Saturday, March 8th||5:30 PM||Real Salt Lake U-16||vs||Chivas USA U-16||Grande Sports World|