RSL Enters Opening Weekend in Newly Touted DA Cup

The RSL Academy enters its first week of the regular season having completed its preparations for the upcoming 2019/20 U.S. Soccer Development Academy season. The RSL Academy opens its first season under the direction of Director Tom Spall on Sunday against the Portland Timbers at Zions Bank Real Academy. For the first time on Utah soil, the RSL Academy will see a U-15 contingent open Sunday’s proceedings at 9:00a MT, followed by the U-17s at 11:30a MT and the U-19s at 2:00p MT. Sunday’s matches will be a part of the newly touted DA Cup. Admission to RSL Academy matches are free and fans are strongly encouraged to attend to see the next generation of RSL hopefuls.

This season fans can expect to see the U-17s and U-19s compete in the USSDA’s Southwest division and new to the club for the 2019/20 season, is RSL carrying a U-15 contingent to compete and be housed in Herriman.

RSL will open the 2019/20 campaign in the newly touted DA Cup tournament on Sunday, September 8 as all three teams face the Portland Timbers in respective age groups. The teams will begin regular season play in October.

The RSL Academy rosters by age group and position set to begin the season in Herriman are as follows:

RSL U-19 (player #)

Goalkeepers: Brennan Klein (1), Christian Olivares (24)

Defenders: Austin Ciampini (8), Nicholas Douglas (20), Diego Fresquez (14), Erwin Martinez (13), Mateo Palomino (21), Bobby Pierre (TBD), Derrick “Tommy” Silva, (4)

Midfielders: Bode Davis (7), Zackery Farnsworth (23), Nik Kizerian (12), Braxton Najib (TBD), Daniel Rangel (16), Richard Ruiz (5), Gabriel Sanchez (6), Alejandro Silva (10)

Forwards: Pablo Caparelli (9), Denis Conte (17), Cesar Medina (11)

RSL U-17 (player #)

Goalkeepers: Jeffrey Dewsnup (30)

Defenders: Daniel Flores (TBD), Hassan Gabo (45), Raffino Lanford (32), Julian Lomeli (TBD), Frankie Martinez (44), Abel Mendoza 9TBD), Sheldon Sackey (40)

Midfielders: Nicolas Bellini (37), Zach Booth (43), Christian Nydegger (52), Jaziel Orozco (41), Dylan Petke (36), Jon Probst (42), Daniel Rojas (54)

Forwards: Ethan Calimpong (33), Esequeil Coronel (35), Christopher Garcia (50), Morgan Marshall (38), Kevin Mearse (39)

RSL U-15 (player #)

Goalkeepers: Gavin Beavers (98), Ramses Martinez (99)

Defenders: Haroun Conteh (80), Toby Grant (66), Jesse “Alex” Lopez (69), Jeffrey Smith (75), Ethan Zamora (71)

Midfielders: Julio Benitez (67), Aldo Carmona (70), Carlos Garcia (79), Diego Gavia (77), Joon Han (64), David Lopez (63), Diego Lopez (76), Michael Rodriguez (65), Anwar Ben Rhouma Torres (74), Marcus Vazquez (62)

Forwards: Raul Marquez (72), Marcos Torres (78)