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Season Soccer Recap: Academy 18s reach USSDA final in record-breaking season

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – After a historic season that culminated in a trip to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy championship game and four single-season records being broken, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 players were disappointed and reflective after a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Fire in the national championship game. “Of course the game that...
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Academy Soccer Recap: 18s sweep Group B, advance to quarterfinals

WESTFIELD, Ind. – Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 advanced out of the group stage of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs for the first time in Academy history Friday, defeating Chicago Magic PSG by a comprehensive 4-0 score line to cap off a dominant week of soccer against some of the best teams in the...
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Academy Soccer Recap: RSL-AZ U-17/18 break single season goalscoring record

SANTA ANA, Calif. – In a pivotal weekend road trip to Southern California for a pair of games against Pateadores and Strikers FC, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 raised their total goal scoring mark to 108 goals in 29 games, surpassing the New York Red Bull’s 103 goals in 32 games in the 2012-13 U.S....
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Dallas Cup XXXVI Soccer Recap: Academy & Elite 18s knocked out in group stage

DALLAS – Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 and Elite U-18 entered the 36th Dallas Cup with trophies on their minds but a group stage exit for both teams marked a disappointing performance and a hopeful wakeup call as the end of the season approaches. [AFG_gallery id=’19’] Coritiba FC 3-1 Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 In...
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Academy Soccer Recap: Aaron Herrera wonder goal highlights 9-0 18s win

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – A bicycle kick goal from Aaron Herrera that set the Internet ablaze proved to be only the brightest highlight of many in a comprehensive 9-0 Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 win over Arsenal FC on Saturday, with the 16s falling to their Southwest Division foes by a score of 2-0. Real...
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Ten GSA players commit to college on National Signing Day 2015

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – A dinner was held Wednesday night at Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort in what has become an annual tradition to celebrate the college commitments of Grande Sports Academy’s student-athletes on National Signing Day. [AFG_gallery id=’17’] Friends, family and the academy players and staff gathered to celebrate the commitments of ten...
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Soccer Recap: RSL-AZ sweep Chivas USA under the lights at home

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy were able to take all six points on Saturday night at Grande Sports World against Chivas USA in what would turn out to be a rainy desert evening. RSL-AZ U-17/18 overcame a 2-0 half time deficit to defeat the Goats 4-3 while the U-15/16 team showed their...
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Soccer Recap: RSL Reserves fall to Pittsburgh, draw on the road against Colorado

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Real Salt Lake Reserves were able to take only one point from their last two games following a 5-2 loss against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and a 2-2 draw on the road against the Colorado Rapids. In the 8th minute against Pittsburgh, Sebastian “Bofo” Saucedo, the seventh Grande Sports Academy player...
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Eight Grande Sports Academy players called up to RSL Reserves, Chilean & US National Teams

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Grande Sports Academy’s Eric Carbajal, Jack Gayton, Damian German, Justen Glad, Jose Hernandez, Erik Holt, Adolfo Ovalle and Miles Stray were called up to various teams over the weekend, with six players suiting up for Real Salt Lake Reserves and the other two for the U-17 USMNT and U-20 Chilean National...
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