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RSL to Host Second Annual Pro Combine Dec. 8-11 at Grande Sports World

SANDY, Utah / CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Tuesday, November 22, 2011) Real Salt Lake has announced that Utah’s Major League Soccer side will host an open-invitation combine at the Grande Sports World facility in Casa Grande, Ariz., for a second consecutive year, with this year’s tryouts taking place from December 8-11. The entire Real Salt Lake Technical Staff, fronted by Head Coach Jason Kreis and General Manager Garth Lagerwey, and Real Salt Lake – Arizona Academy Technical Director and U.S. Men’s National Team First Assistant Coach Martin Vasquez will be on hand during the four days to conduct training sessions and evaluate players in advance of the upcoming 2012 MLS SuperDraft.

The goal of the RSL Pro Combine is to identify quality players who have flown under the radar for any number of reasons. Real Salt Lake and the Real Salt Lake – Arizona Academy take pride in their programs’ hard-work, character, and team-first mentality, and are looking for players that will mesh with these core philosophies.

Last year’s RSL Pro Combine included several players that joined the professional ranks in America and beyond, including Real Salt Lake’s first Homegrown Player signing direct from its Real Salt Lake – Arizona Academy, M/F Nico Muñiz, and MLS SuperDraft and Supplemental Draft selections Drew Cost (Real Salt Lake/Rochester Rhinos), Bernardo Anor (Columbus Crew), Matt Marcin (Philadelphia Union/Puerto Rico Islanders) and Andrew Sousa (New England Revolution).

Players interested in attended the 2011 RSL Pro Combine at Grande Sports World must send in a copy of their resume/CV to Freddy Juarez at for approval by Friday, Dec. 2.  Approved participants in the RSL Pro Combine will be asked to pay a $375 registration fee, which includes:

  • Guest accommodations for three nights at the Francisco Grande Resort & Hotel, located adjacent to the Grande Sports World complex (price based on double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for three days
  • Usage of the Grande Sports World complex fields and performance center for individual workouts

For more information on the 2011 RSL Pro Combine at Grande Sports World, please contact Tim Alai at For more information on the host facility, visit Grande Sports World’s website, located at, or their Facebook page, located at / /