CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite completed a successful 2012-13 season, marked by three tournament championships and one first place finish in league play.
The players representing the future of the RSL-AZ Academy teams proved their worth on the field, showing both individual and team growth in addition to results on the field.
Below is a complete list of RSL-AZ Elite results from league and tournament play for the 2012-13 season.
Arizona State League
In their first season in Arizona State League play, the RSL-AZ Elite U-16 and U-18 teams showed their quality against some of the best club teams that the state of Arizona has to offer. The U-16s took first place in Division 2, earning a place in Division 1 for the U-17 team in the 2013-14 season.
|U-16 Arizona State League Division 2||Matches Played||Wins||Draws||Losses||Goals For||Goals Against||Points|
|Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite||7||6||0||1||20||6||18|
|San Tan SC 98 Legacy Red||7||5||0||2||12||7||15|
|Ahwatukee 98 Boys White||7||3||2||2||11||9||11|
|Tanque Verde SC 98 Boys Blue||7||3||1||3||12||14||10|
|Futbolito Bimbo Fuente Azul 98||7||4||0||3||18||13||9|
|SC Del Sol 98 Boys Anderson||7||2||1||4||8||12||7|
|Futbolito Roadrunners YSC 98||7||0||3||4||5||15||3|
|Banat SC 98B||7||0||3||4||7||17||3|
Despite an undefeated record of four wins and three draws, 15 points was only enough for second place for RSL-AZ Elite U-18 in the AZSL, with Sereno South 96 Boys White taking first place with their own undefeated record of six wins and one draw.
|U-18 Arizona State League Division 2||Matches Played||Wins||Draws||Losses||Goals For||Goals Allowed||Points|
|Sereno South 96 Boys White||7||6||1||0||21||1||19|
|Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite||7||4||3||0||20||7||15|
|AZ Inferno 96 Boys||7||3||3||1||12||10||12|
|Fort Lowell 96 Red Bulls||7||4||0||3||15||8||12|
|Tucson TSA 96 Boys Blue||7||3||2||2||14||9||11|
|Flagstaff SC FSC 96 Boys||7||2||1||4||4||16||7|
|San Tan SC 96 Legacy Red||7||1||0||6||6||16||3|
|CDO 96B Gold||7||0||0||7||1||26||-3|
Far West Regional League
RSL-AZ Elite U-16 and U-18 both struggled in their second season taking part in the Desert Premier Division of the Far West Regional League. Both the U-16 and U-18 teams finished in eighth place out of ten teams in their respective age groups, with both teams struggling particularly on the defensive end of the pitch.
|U-16 FWRL Desert Premier Division||Total Points||Adjusted Points||Games Played||Wins||Losses||Ties||Goals For||Goals Against|
|Sparta 98 Premier MD||18||23.14||7||6||1||0||17||6|
|SC del Sol Colavecchia||22||22||9||7||1||1||16||4|
|NM Rush 98B||12||15.42||7||3||1||3||9||6|
|Real Tuzos 98||14||14||9||4||3||2||10||8|
|LVSA 98 Boys Red||10||12.86||7||3||3||1||10||12|
|CCV Stars Black||7||9||7||2||4||1||7||11|
|Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite||9||9||9||2||4||3||16||23|
|Phoenix Premier FC 98||3||3.86||7||1||6||0||8||16|
|U-18 FWRL Desert Premier Division||Total Points||Adjusted Points||Games Played||Wins||Losses||Ties||Goals For||Goals Against|
|Sparta 96 Premier JK/MD||16||20.58||7||5||1||1||13||12|
|Sereno White Robertson||15||15||9||4||2||3||15||12|
|SC del Sol Colavecchia||12||12||9||3||3||3||15||16|
|Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite||8||8||9||2||5||2||14||20|
|CCV Stars Black||7||7||9||2||6||1||10||24|
|USA Premier 96B – BS – Forfeited||-18||-18||9||0||9||0||0||18|
North Huntington Beach Cup
In the opening tournament of the season, RSL-AZ Elite showed their quality despite training together for only a short period. An undefeated group stage secured a quarterfinal place for the U-16s, where they lost 1-0 to DMS11 Academy from a fourth minute penalty. The U-18s narrowly missed out on a place in the knockout stage, finishing group play with a record of 2-1-1.
The U-16s took home their first championship of the season in the Tuzos Challenge, where another undefeated group stage resulted in a place in the finals, where a 4-1 win over Fuerza Azul secured the title. The U-18s took home a second place finish with their 3-1-0 record for the competition.
Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament
While the U-18s played out another successful tournament, finishing 2-1-0 for the competition, the 16s yet again qualified for the knockout stages. Following a 2-0-1 group stage performance, RSL-AZ Elite U-16 exited the tournament on the losing side of a penalty shootout in a 0-0 draw against Strikers FC.
RSL-AZ Elite U-16 successfully defended their Desert Classic title with a perfect 3-0-0 record, outscoring opponents by a total of seven goals to two en route to the 2014 Desert Classic crown.
President’s Day Tournament
The U-16s won their second straight tournament and third of the season with another perfect record, capturing the title with a 3-0 win over Foothills SC 98. The U-18s captured 4th place in the tournament, falling 2-1 to Croatian Eagles U18 Boys MRL Red in the third place match.
Las Vegas Players College Showcase
Despite a strong run of form heading into the Las Vegas Showcase, both RSL-AZ Elite teams struggled at the LVPCS. The U-16s failed to place, finishing the tournament with an 0-3-1 record, while the U-18s fared slightly better, finishing the competition with a 2-2-0 record.
AZ State Cup
While having dominated AZ State League, the State Cup turned out to be a different story for the Elites. The U-18 team failed to escape group play, finishing with a 1-1-2 record. The U-16s advanced out of Group A with a 1-0-1 record before falling to eventual champions Tucson TSA 98 Boys Red in the quarterfinals.