Weekend Soccer Preview: Academy returns home for showdown with Strikers

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Danny Acosta looks upfield for a Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 teammate at Dallas Cup XXXVI

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – After nearly two months of games away from home, Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy finally takes the field at Grande Sports World once again for a U.S. Soccer Development Academy weekend doubleheader against Strikers FC in the headline of this weekend’s schedule.

RSL-AZ U-17/18 (4-1-2) welcome Strikers FC U-17/18 (1-6-2) to the Grande, looking to improve on their perfect 2-0-0 home record this season with a pair of wins against Strikers on Saturday and Sunday.

RSL-AZ U-15/16 (5-1-1) face off against Strikers FC U-15/16 (6-3-0) in the second half of Saturday and Sunday’s doubleheaders, motivated to continue to outperform their U-17/18 counterparts and right the wrong of last season’s playoff absence.

In the lone Elite game of the weekend, RSL-AZ Elite U-17 (4-1-0) face off against Sereno Tucson White (3-0-2) with their eyes on preserving their unbeaten State League record and getting one step closer to promotion for next season.

Click here for the complete Grande Sports Academy schedule. Follow along live with this weekend’s Academy games on Twitter @GrandeSportsA and visit Grande Sports TV for video highlights.

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