Weekend Soccer Preview: 15/16 USSDA season kicks off with Pats doubleheader

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Josh Drack plays a pass to Erik "Gallo" Virgen at Generation adidas Cup 2014-15

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – After a ten-month long season that culminated just one win shy of a national championship, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy embark on a new journey in hopes of a championship that begins Saturday with a weekend doubleheader against Pateadores.

RSL-AZ U-17/18 gets the season underway first against Pateadores, looking to repeat last season’s 5-1 win in the lone matchup between these two teams at Grande Sports World.

RSL-AZ U-15/16 then take the field after the 18s on both Saturday and Sunday against Pateadores. The 16s look to start the year off on a positive note and reverse last year’s 2-1 home loss against Pats.

Up in northwest Phoenix, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite compete in their second tournament of the season, the 2015 Tuzos Challenge. With a minimum-combined 12 games between the four Elite teams, this weekend will be a great opportunity for each team’s chemistry to grow.

Follow along live with Saturday’s Academy games and Sunday’s Elite games on Twitter @GrandeSportsA and visit Grande Sports TV for video highlights All kickoffs are listed in local time.

Saturday September 12, 2015

AZ Olympia vs. RSL-AZ Elite U-15 (9:00 a.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 9)

RSL-AZ Elite U-18 vs. Phoenix Premier FC Cisco Black (9:00 a.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 12)

RSL-AZ U-17/18 vs. Pateadores (10:00 a.m. Grande Sports World Field 7)

South Bank SC Excel Soccer Academy vs. RSL-AZ Elite U-17 (10:30 a.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 15)

South Bank SC Excel Soccer Academy vs. RSL-AZ Elite U-16 (12:00 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 15)

RSL-AZ U-15/16 vs. Pateadores (12:30 p.m. Grande Sports World Field 7)

United Latinos Real Madrid vs. RSL-AZ Elite U-15 (3:00 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 8)

Fort Lowell Gunner Black vs. RSL-AZ Elite U-17 (3:00 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 12)

RSL-AZ Elite U-18 vs. CCV Stars Black (4:30 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 8)

Chihuahua Fire vs. RSL-AZ Elite U-16 (4:30 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 16)

Sunday September 13, 2015

Monaco vs. RSL-AZ Elite U-15 (7:30 a.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 8)

RSL-AZ Elite U-16 vs. Mesa Independiente FC (9:00 a.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 12)

RSL-AZ U-17/18 vs. Pateadores (10:00 a.m. Grande Sports World Field 7)

Tuzos Black vs. RSL-AZ Elite U-17 (10:30 a.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 11)

Potential Elite U-18 Semifinal (12:00 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 13/14)

RSL-AZ U-15/16 vs. Pateadores (12:30 p.m. Grande Sports World Field 7)

Potential Elite U-16 Final (1:30 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 11)

Potential Elite U-18 Consolation (1:30 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 14)

Potential Elite U-15 Final (1:30 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 15)

Potential Elite U-17 Final (3:00 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 11)

Potential Elite U-18 Final (4:30 p.m. Fear Farm Complex Field 12)

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