Top Drawer Soccer recognizing Isaias Juarez as a top high school athlete from RSL-AZ Academy
Juarez, who originally played for Strikers FC, recently was accepted to the Real Salt Lake Academy and has been playing with the U16 RSL Academy team since August.
“We originally saw Isaias play for the U.S. U15 National Team when they were in Phoenix,” RSL U16 Head Coach Michael Muñoz said. “He is a very hard working kid, very humble, and doesn’t say anything to give coaches any problems.”
The five-foot-seven defender originally played as an attacker for Strikers FC but was shifted to the backline when joining RSL.
“He has great tactical awareness and knows his starting position with the three defenders. He has a good understanding of the game and where he needs to be,” Muñoz said. “I wouldn’t say he’s the most vocal guy on the field, but he has the tool to make it to the next level, it’s just refining certain things.”