Weekend Soccer Preview: Academy double up vs. Golden State; Elites continue State Cup

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Danny Acosta controls a ball against Coritiba FC at Dallas Cup XXXVI

PHOENIX – Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy travels to Southern California this weekend for a whopping four road games against FC Golden State while the Elites play their final State Cup group games in hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinals.

RSL-AZ U-17/18 (23-3-4) take on FC Golden State U-17/18 (7-20-3) in hopes of setting off on a long new winning streak after last weekend’s 5-0 thumping of the Portland Timbers.

RSL-AZ U-15/16 (13-10-7) are hanging on to the last wildcard spot for playoffs after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Portland last weekend, hoping to give themselves some breathing room with a pair of wins on Saturday and Sunday against FC Golden State U-15/16 (12-15-3).

Having lost their first two State Cup group games, RSL-AZ Elite U-18 need at least a three-goal win against Arizona Hammers and a loss for CCV Stars against SC del Sol to combine to make up the five goals of difference that stand between the Claret-and-Cobalt and their place in the quarterfinal.

RSL-AZ Elite U-16’s chances of advancing are much brighter, needing only a win against Tucson Soccer Academy to secure a place in the knockout round of the competition. The 16s won 2-0 against TSA in their final State League game back in November.

Follow along with this weekend’s Elite games on Twitter @GrandeSportsA. All kickoffs are listed in their local time zones.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-18 vs. Arizona Hammers (Reach 11 Field 15)

Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-16 vs. Tucson Soccer Academy (8:00 p.m. Scottsdale Sports Complex Field 3)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

FC Golden State vs. Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 (10:00 a.m. Citrus College Stadium Field)

FC Golden State vs. Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-15/16 (12:30 p.m. Citrus College Stadium Field)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

FC Golden State vs. Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 (10:00 a.m. Citrus College Stadium Field)

FC Golden State vs. Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-15/16 (12:30 p.m. Citrus College Stadium Field)

Potential Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-16 Quarterfinal (2:00 p.m. Reach 11 Field 14)

Potential Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-18 Quarterfinal (4:00 p.m. Reach 11 Field 8)

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