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By RSL AZ, 05/02/18, 6:00PM MST


BREAKING: RSL AZ is excited to announce the merger with Fort Lowell Soccer Club and RSL AZ.


In the last few months our club has partnered with great people and groups all over the state of Arizona and the Southwest.  The merger with Fort Lowell Soccer Club represents an important step in expanding the RSL footprint to Tucson and the Southern Arizona area.

There is a long history of talented players from Tucson playing for RSL and the US National Team. Justin Glad, a RSL starter, is one of the many examples of the talent developed here in Arizona.

Just this year Luis Zasueta, Brandon Sanchez, Daniel Flores, Jayden Westmoreland and Logan McLoughlin from Tucson joined the RSL teams in Japan, at the GA Cup, and in California, at the LA Galaxy Cup.  Young women from Tucson and Southern Arizona will also be playing in our new US Soccer Development Program and Development Players League.  

“This is a great day for RSL-AZ and soccer in Arizona” said Brent Erwin, RSL-AZ Executive Director.  “We are proud to be able to provide an unparalleled opportunity to the young men and women of Southern Arizona and Tucson and a direct pathway to MLS and NWSL.  I want to personally thank the Ft. Lowell board and especially Technical Director Nick Vitale and the new DOC Bel Haouala.  Nick has been vital in building the club and Bel is one of the most successful coaches in Tucson--both have been instrumental in bringing all of this together.  We are thrilled to have RSL-AZ in Southern Arizona and we are proud to provide the very top levels of soccer in terms of youth leagues, with Development Academy and ECNL, as well as a direct link to the top of professional soccer for men and women!   We look forward to working with you in Southern Arizona!”

"Fort Lowell's partnership with Real Salt Lake will benefit all youth soccer players from recreational to competitive in Southern Arizona."  Said Gordon McKenzie. Ft Lowell SC President. “"This is an opportunity to offer our players a pathway from recreational all the way to the professional game for both boys and girls." Added Nick Vitale, Ft Lowell SC Technical Director.

We are confident that this represents a move in the right direction for the youth of Tucson and we look forward to working together.


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