RSL Academy and Youth Development

RSL starting U-12 youth program

In a press release today, Real Salt Lake announced the creation of an under-12 youth team with an aim toward graduating players into the Arizona academy setup. The move expands the club's academy...

RSL academy notes: Creativity on full display

Real Salt Lake's under-17 side defeated Stoke City after a penalty shootout last night in the Generation Adidas Cup in their group stage. Some notes on that — who stood out, who made the biggest...


Watch: Real Salt Lake U-18s take on Stoke City

Real Salt Lake's U-18s are set for a pretty substantial matchup today in the Generation Adidas Cup. They face a Stoke City academy side from, well, Stoke. You know — the English one.

RSL signs Justen Glad, according to reports

Update: That was quick. Chris Kamrani, Salt Lake Tribune reporter on the RSL beat, says the club has signed Glad. Breaking: The Tribune has learned that Real Salt Lake has signed 17-year-old...

Aggregating the info about Oceanside

The last couple days have been a whirlwind of activity surrounding news of Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen's interest in establishing not only a USL-PRO team but also an academy in Oceanside,...

RSL reportedly looking at San Diego academy

Real Salt Lake could be set to open an academy in Oceanside, a Southern California city just north of San Diego, according to a report from daily newspaper U-T San Diego. The report came to light...

MLS announces homegrown game during All-Star Week

MLS has announced a Homegrown Game that will take place during All-Star Week, which will "feature the best homegrown players from around the league." The event, sponsored by Chipotle, could...


RSL-AZ Academy GK Christian Herrera on academy

U.S. Soccer posted this fantastic short clip with RSL-Arizona academy goalkeeper Christian Herrera on the advantages the academy in Casa Grande offers to him as a young player. Herrera has...

Academy kids Saucedo, Herrera named in U18 squad

Two standouts from Real Salt Lake's Arizona academy have been called up to the U.S. Under-18 squad for the Copa del Atlantico, a tournament in Spain: attacking midfielder/forward Sebastian Saucedo and goalkeeper Christian Herrera.


In pictures and video: RSL U-16s win championship

Real Salt Lake's Arizona academy U-16s made an important bit of history over the weekend when they defeated Solar Chelsea 4-2 to become the first residential academy to win a national academy championship.


Carlos Salcedo first academy player with RSL start

Only four days after making his first-team debut for Real Salt Lake, Carlos Salcedo is starting his first professional match with Real Salt Lake.


Getting to know the RSL-AZ Academy: Dallas Cup

Real Salt Lake's academy setup is well-regarded, and with good reason. They've been consistently near the top of their regional rankings and have worked with a number of top-rated youth prospects.

RSL-AZ Academy players commit to colleges

Real Salt Lake-AZ Academy players have committed to universities and colleges as the young academy setup continues producing players looking to step up to the next level.

Senior RSL squad provides academy good experience

With players from Real Salt Lake's residential academy side in Arizona training with the senior team during preseason, some young players are being given valuable experience as they look to develop into professional players.

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