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Brooks Lennon signs professional contract with Liverpool FC

LIVERPOOL, England – Grande Sports Academy and Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy forward Brooks Lennon has officially signed a contract with 18-time English champions and five-time European champions Liverpool FC. Lennon scored 51 goals in 68 games over the course of three U.S. Soccer Development Academy seasons in Casa Grande, playing for Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy...
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Real Salt Lake U-12 train at GSW & capture Desert Premier Division crown

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The talent pipeline headed through Grande Sports Academy continues to look bright, with Real Salt Lake U-12 winning the Desert Premier Division with a 2-0 win over Rio Rapids SC and qualifying for the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships in Boise, Idaho. With the final round of Desert Premier...
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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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Midseason Soccer Recap: Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – After back-to-back National Championship appearances at the U-15/16 level, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy faced a new challenge this season, hoping to bring the same level of success to the U-17/18 team now that the 16s have gotten older. “I think the beginning was tough,” said Edgar Duran, one of only four...
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Midseason Soccer Recap: Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-15/16

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – With the majority of last year’s squad having aged out of the team, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-15/16 experienced some anticipated growing pains in the first half of the 2014-15 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season. “The first half of the season is like everybody expected,” said Kris Fourcand, one of only...
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Freddy Juarez named inaugural head coach of Real Monarchs

SANDY, Utah – Real Monarchs announced Tuesday that Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy Assistant Coach Freddy Juarez has been named the inaugural Head Coach of the USL PRO side ahead of its first season of play. Juarez, who has been with the Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy since its initial 2010-2011 season in the U.S. Soccer Development...
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Soccer Recap: RSL-AZ U-15/16 take top of group with 5-2 win over Georgia United

WESTFIELD, Ind. – In a matchup of day one winners from Group F, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-15/16 prevailed over Georgia United, 5-2. Sebastian Saucedo’s second hat trick in two games proved too much for Georgia to handle, giving RSL-AZ sole possession of the top spot in Group F in the 2013-14 US Soccer Development...
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Soccer Recap: RSL-AZ U-17/18 draw 1-1 with Indiana Fire in playoff opener

WESTFIELD, Ind. – Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 were able to salvage only a point from their opening match of the 2013-14 US Soccer Development Academy Playoffs against Indiana Fire Academy U-17/18 after a Sam Gleadle goal in the second half brought the game even at one goal apiece. Real Salt Lake-AZ created the first...
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Soccer Preview: RSL-AZ prepare for Development Academy Playoffs

WESTFIELD, Ind. – With less than 24 hours to go until Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy’s first match of the opening round of the 2013-14 US Soccer Development Academy Playoffs, the U-15/16 and U-17/18 teams are wrapping up their final training sessions in preparation for the upcoming three games in four days on the calendar. “The...
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