Weekend Soccer Preview: Academy crosses the border; Elites kick off State League

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Aristotle Zarris dribbles down the right flank for Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-15/16

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy play their lone international game of the 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season this weekend as they travel to Canada to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC before finishing of their road trip against the Portland Timbers.

In Arizona, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-15 begin their State League campaign at home Saturday against Tanque Verde SC Blue (0-1-0) before finishing off the weekend in Phoenix against Phoenix Thunder (0-0-1).

To round out the weekend in tournament action, RSL-AZ Elite U-16 (#20 in Arizona) look to capture the Strikers Cup in Tucson as they face off against Tucson Soccer Academy Red (#3 in Arizona), Alacranes de Arizona (#60 in Arizona) and Fort Lowell TM Barcelona (#14 in Arizona).

Click here for the complete Grande Sports Academy schedule. Follow along live with Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite this weekend on Twitter @GrandeSportsA and visit Grande Sports TV for video highlights.

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