RSL-AZ Academy Adds U-13, U-14 Teams To Growing Academy

Jul 30, 2020, 5:46 PM | Updated: 5:50 pm
Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake...
Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake today announced the additions of the U-13 and U-14 academy developmental teams to their RSL-AZ Academy.

The U-13 and U-14 age groups have been playing in Arizona as part of RSL-AZ since 2019 and will continue to be led by RSL-AZ Head Coach Mike Kraus who oversees the RSL-AZ teams based in Arizona.

The RSL-AZ Academy teams work in conjunction with the RSL Academy in Utah and today’s announcement formalizes RSL-AZ as the official MLS pathway for Real Salt Lake.

“RSL-AZ has been a world-class partner in our youth development programs, and instrumental in identifying and developing talents in the Southwest,” RSL General Manager Elliot Fall added. “We are confident of the ability of the coaching staff in place to build the foundation for the next generation of Real Salt Lake players, and we are proud to have them begin the road at U-13 to our Academy and all the way to MLS.”

Kraus will be joined by coaches Andrew May, Rafael Sifuentes, Chris Behler, Alberto Millan, and Goalkeeping Coach Joe Waggoner in overseeing the RSL-AZ group.

Tom Hackett is a Utah and Real Salt Lake Insider for and host of the It’s Utah’s World Podcast (Utah Football themed) and The Lion’s Den Podcast (Real Salt Lake themed). Follow him on Twitter: @TomCantHackett.



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