PHOENIX (Friday, March 9, 2018)—Real Salt Lake AZ, in conjunction with the Utah Royals, is proud to announce the club acceptance into the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program at the Girls U-14, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 groups, beginning in the fall of 2018. US Soccer has been in very regular professional contact with us regarding the boys. As stated in US Soccer press release "U.S. Soccer and Development Academy staff will continue to review applications and markets for potential growth for the 2018-19 Academy season based on new developments and a continued analysis of clubs and their player development environments."
This exciting news falls in line with the club continued investment and commitment to the development of our players, and to the highest level of soccer for boys and girls.
“We are extremely proud to be in support of the Utah Royals as one of 8 programs in direct support of the NWSL team.” said Executive Director Brent Erwin “This is an unprecedented achievement for our club and positions us as the soccer gold standard for the state of Arizona and our region”
Sereno Soccer and Legacy Soccer have a proven track record of placing players in the national teams, professional clubs and high-level colleges. Combined, they have developed more than 30 professional players in the men's and women's games' highest levels, and more than 70 players who have represented 14 countries at the youth or senior level amongst its alumni base.