We are excited to officially announce the merger between Real Salt Lake Arizona and Valparaiso United FC, under the RSL AZ umbrella. We believe this collaboration will bring unity to a sport that has become increasingly fractured in Arizona, and will provide more and better opportunities to grow competitive youth soccer in our region.
This merger ensures that our kids can benefit from a greater depth of players, from members who are at skill parity. Additionally, the merger will provide for a shared training protocol that is consistent from youth academy to development academy and beyond.
“We are very excited to welcome the Valparaiso families into our club”, said Brent Erwin, RSL AZ Executive Director. "Milos and Vlastimir are leading coaches in our state and we are honored to work alongside them and their fantastic coaching staff.” "It is our goal as a club to provide all of our players the best possible path of development and competition and work together in collaboration with the best and brightest in Arizona." “We will be a soccer club that has a place for every player, regardless of their goals, development level and physical location”.
The Valparaiso tryout scheduled for the 2018-19 season will be conducted in May 2018 under the name of RSL-AZ.