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RSL AZ UPSL Announces Presenting Partnership with ALA Applied Technologies

By RSL AZ , 04/19/22, 10:15AM MST


PHOENIX, (Tuesday, April 19, 2022) -- RSL AZ's United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) team is proud to announce a new presenting partnership with American Leadership Academy Applied Technologies. The first of its kind school will open in the fall of 2022, serving students from grades 9-12 looking to earn both their high school diploma and industry certification in one convenient location.

  • Come watch RSL AZ's UPSL in their first home match on Saturday, April 23. Match kicks off at 7:00PM at the RSL AZ Training Center at Paloma Sports Complex (3215 S Sossaman Rd., Mesa, AZ). Free to attend. 

ALA Applied Technologies' innovative branding will be displayed on the field and on the RSL AZ UPSL jersey for home and away games starting with the 2022 UPSL season.

"RSL AZ is grateful for ALA Applied Technologies' support, and we are excited to align with a school that has such exciting options for our student-athletes," said RSL AZ Director of Business Operations, Nick Markette. 

"We look forward to offering RSL AZ athletes and students across the state an all-new high school experience that will provide the opportunity for graduates to be both college and career-ready with certifications available from ten high-quality academies," said Jeremy Klomp, ALA Applied Technologies' Director.

RSL AZ UPSL's 10-match regular season kicked off on Sunday, April 3, and will run through Saturday, June 11. RSL AZ UPSL's first home match will be played at the RSL AZ Training Center at Paloma Sports Complex on April 23. All home matches are free to attend. The team is led by head coach Christopher Behler, 1992 U.S. Open Cup champion, and assistant coaches Milos Tomic and Dave Schaffer. 

About RSL AZ 
RSL AZ is the largest youth club in the state of Arizona, with teams in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Surprise, Tucson, Sahuarita, and Yuma. RSL AZ is the only youth soccer club in Arizona with a direct pathway to Major League Soccer, and its teams compete from the highest levels of soccer in the U.S. down to recreational leagues. Equally important to our mission of developing talent is our mission to develop compassionate and educated men and women. We will provide the necessary social experiences for them to succeed off the field. We will instill in our young men and women a "Giver" mentality which puts service, whether to your team, club, family, or community, ahead of one's self.

About American Leadership Academy 
American Leadership Academy is a K-12 tuition-free district of public charter schools that serves over 14,000 students across the greater Phoenix, AZ area. Since 2009, ALA has combined A-rated academic excellence and character development to provide the best education to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment. Through its mission, ALA prepares students to Learn. Lead. Change the World! For more information, visit us at