CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Grande Sports Academy home of the Real Salt Lake Academy went a perfect 6-0 in U.S. Soccer Development Academy and Arizona State League play two weeks ago. The Academy has another chance to do it again this weekend with four matches on Saturday and two on Sunday. In a rare occurrence, all the matches will be played at the Grande Sports Academy.
Complete weekend schedule in table form below
The RSL U-16 and U-18 Academy teams host Southwest Division foes Arsenal on Saturday. The U-18 team, ranked #1 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer, is the only U.S. Soccer Development Academy team in the nation to not drop any points this season; winning all four matches. The U-18s have outscored their opponents 10-2 and defeated Real So Cal 4-0 in their most recent match on October 26th. The Arsenal U-18 squad is 2-2-2.
The U-16 team, ranked #4 in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer, is second in the Southwest Division with a 3-1-0 record. The U-16s have outscored their opponents 16-3, while earning two clean sheets. Josh Doughty leads the team in scoring with four goals. In their most recent match, the U-16s defeated Real So Cal 3-0 on October 26th. The Arsenal U-16 squad is 2-3-1.
The U-18s play first at 10:00 AM. The U-16 match kicks off at 12:30 PM.
The RSL U-16 and U-18 Elite teams have dominated Arizona State League play this season. The U-18 squad has gone 3-1-0 and is currently in second place. They face AZ Inferno 96 on Saturday with kickoff set for 10:45 AM. On Sunday they host division leaders Sereno South 96 White with kickoff at 4:05 PM.
The U-16 team has won all five matches played and has a four point lead. On Saturday they host Funolito Bimbo Fuente Azul 98 with kickoff set for 9:00 AM. On Sunday they host Ahwatukee 98 White with kickoff set for 2:20 PM.
|Nov. 9||9:00 AM||RSL U-16 Elite||VS||Funolito Bimbo Fuente Azul 98||GSA|
|Nov. 9||10:00 AM||RSL U-18 Academy||VS||Arsenal U-18||GSA|
|Nov. 9||10:45 AM||RSL U-18 Elite||VS||AZ Inferno 96||GSA|
|Nov. 9||12:30 PM||RSL U-16 Academy||VS||Arsenal U-16||GSA|
|Nov. 10||2:20 PM||RSL U-16 Elite||VS||Ahwatukee 98 White||GSA|
|Nov. 10||4:05 PM||RSL U-18 Elite||VS||Sereno South 96 White||GSA|