[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY: U-15/16s] Real Salt Lake AZ finished the regular season with a 21-7-6 record, good for second place in the Southwest Division, just two points behind division champion Chivas USA.
It beat Frontier Division champion FC Dallas, 6-3, in the deciding game to win its playoff group and edged Texans SC Houston, 1-0, in its final group game at Finals Week to move into the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 title match Saturday against Solar Chelsea SC.
Note:The U-15/16 championship game kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on broadcast live on ussoccer.com.
Freddy Juarez works as a coach and residential advisor for Grande Sports Academy, RSL AZ's host program in Arizona. He had been the coaching director at New Mexico Striker FC, where one of his players was U.S. national team player Edgar Castillo.
Sebastian Saucedo (18 goals for RSL AZ) and Brooks Lennon(17 goals) both starred on the recent U.S. under-16 national team trip to the Caspian Cup, and Lennon will play with Liverpool later this summer at the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. Defender Justen Glad, who played with the U.S. under-17 national team, and midfielder Jose Hernandez both earned all-conference starting XI honors this season.
8-Damian German, 18-Chase Bishov, 21-Jose Hernandez, 26-Jason Eng, 29-Brooks Lennon, 30-Luis Lopez, 32-Alxander Knox, 33-Adolfo Ovalle, 50-Sebastian Saucedo, 47-Evan Waldrap, 48-Adam Ferguson, 49-Justen Glad, 58-Dillon Nino, 59-Moises Rodriguez, 63-Josh Doughty, 77-Diego Silva, 85-Jack Gayton, 88-Luis Barraza.
Under-15/16 Age Group
Day 3, July 18
Real Salt Lake AZ 1 Texans SC Houston 0
Albertson SC 2 Houston Dynamo 0
Day 2, July 16
Houston Dynamo 1 Real Salt Lake AZ 0
Albertson SC 3 Texans SC Houston 2
Day 1, July 14
Houston Dynamo 0 Texans SC Houston 0
Real Salt Lake AZ 3 Albertson SC 1