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By RSL-AZ, 05/15/20, 1:45PM MST


We are very excited to announce the start of RSL-AZ West, a presence in the West Valley that provides kids in the area with access to our exclusive boys' and girls' elite platforms and the only professional pathway to the highest level of soccer in the United States: the MLS and the NWSL. 

RSL-AZ West is built on a partnership with Director Daniel Espinoza and Coach Gerry Palacios who bring to the club their talented Tuzos teams, including: 

  • Tuzos Academy 09, ranked #1 in AZ under US soccer youth rankings
  • Tuzos Academy 10, ranked #2 in AZ under US soccer youth rankings
  • Tuzos Girls 08 
  • Tuzos Girls 09 


Those groups will combine with other age groups and coaches in the areas to form a strong region in the West, further expanding RSL-AZ presence in the valley.

“Daniel and his boys are amongst the best teams in our state, they have all of the attributes to continue to grow and develop. Gerry has built his girls groups and as they continue to grow, we look forward to being part of that development. We are excited to work with Daniel, Gerry, and all of the staff and to integrate them with our coaches and platforms. Our goal is to provide them with the best opportunities for players and families!” Said Brent Erwin, RSL-AZ Executive Director. 

“We are thrilled about joining RSL-AZ, everything we have seen from RSL-AZ has been nothing less than top-notch. I am especially excited about the opportunities for growth and the platforms available to our players to showcase their skills. We believe in what RSL-AZ is doing and we feel very fortunate for the opportunity to be part of it.” Added Daniel Espinoza, Tuzos Coach. 

Welcome to Real Salt Lake AZ!