Weekend Soccer Preview: RSL-AZ welcomes Nomads; Elites face first-place opposition

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Diego Silva playing the ball for Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 against the LA Galaxy

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-16 and U-17 face a pair of first-place teams in Arizona State League while the Academy teams play host to Nomads SC in U.S. Soccer Development Academy action this weekend.

Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite takes the field on Saturday across Arizona in State League action. RSL-AZ Elite U-16 (3-0-1) face off against Sereno (4-1-0) at Friendship Park in a collision between first and second place teams.

RSL-AZ Elite U-17 (2-0-2) take on Tucson Soccer Academy (5-0-0) as the Claret-and-Cobalt look to hand TSA their first loss of the State League season. Finally, RSL-AZ Elite U-18 (3-2-0) look to retain their undefeated record and first place positioning against USA United (2-1-1) in the late game.

Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy then plays its first Sunday home games this season as Nomads SC heads to Grande Sports World in a pair of Southwest Division fixtures. RSL-AZ U-17/18 (3-1-3) face Nomads SC (2-6-0) in the first game in with an eye on closing in on the LA Galaxy at the top of the USSDA table.

RSL-AZ U-15/16 (2-2-3) then rounds out the weekend against Nomads SC (2-3-3), eyeing an end to the Claret-and-Cobalt’s three-game winless streak in USSDA play.

Stay current with all of the weekend’s action on Twitter @GrandeSportsA and check back at GrandeSports.com for photos and recaps from this weekend’s games.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sereno vs. Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-16 (9:55 a.m. Friendship Park Field 3)

Tucson Soccer Academy vs. Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-17 (3:20 p.m. Udall Park Field E)

USA United vs. Real Salt Lake-Arizona Elite U-18 (8:05 p.m. Friendship Park Field 3)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 vs. Nomads SC (10:00 a.m. Grande Sports World Field 3)

Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-15/16 vs. Nomads SC (12:30 p.m. Grande Sports World Field 3)

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