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RSL-AZ MLS Next 05B team wins the 2020 Surf Cup “Best of the Best” division

By RSL-AZ, 01/05/21, 9:30AM MST


The RSL-AZ MLS Next 05B team won 5 games on their way to winning the 2020 Surf Cup “Best of the Best” division with 11 goals scored and only 2 goals against.  

Opponents in pool play were San Diego Surf ECNL, New Mexico Rush, and FC Heat from Southern California.  The RSL-AZ boys defeated La Roca from Utah with a 1-0 victory in the Semi-Finals. They then turned around immediately for a doubleheader to defeat Albion MLS Next from Southern California 4-3 in penalty kicks, to break the 0-0 tie.

“Proud of this group of boys for their success and determination in this prestigious event. It was a group effort from a strong and dedicated team. We played for a teammate who recently lost his father and we showed how we support each other on and off the field.” Said Rafa Sifuentes, MLS Next 05B Coach.

"We are very excited for the club and especially for the U16's MLS Next group. The players sacrificed their holiday break and worked hard for the chance to lift the trophy. A lot of credit goes to them and the coaches, Rafa, Alberto, and Joe, for their efforts and commitment." Added Mike Kraus, MLS Next Director. 

Congratulations boys, we are all very proud of your hard work and performance.

Fernando Barraza
Carter Campo
Landon Carpenter
Jose Carrillo
Haroun Conteh
Hudson Deutsch
Diego Frausto
Dominic Kallay
Leo Landeros
Skylar Odle
Erick Rodriguez
Lucas Roland
Evan Sideris
Zion Vaughn
Carlos Vazquez