CLASSIC SC JOINS REAL SALT LAKE ARIZONA (RSL AZ)
We are proud to announce that Classic SC and RSL-AZ plan to combine effective as soon as possible.
Over the past few months the leadership of Classic SC and RSL-AZ have been working together to find collaboration opportunities for the benefit of the players and families who are part of the respective clubs.
“We are very excited to have Classic SC join us at RSL AZ. The progress they have made in such a short time is incredible—growing their club from three to thirty teams in three years—and we are thrilled to have their players, parents, and coaches part of our organization. The goal of RSL and RSL AZ has always been to find great people and organizations to collaborate with and Classic SC is a wonderful addition which brings us to a new part of the Valley.” said Brent Erwin, Executive Director of RSL-AZ.
“We view this as an exciting opportunity to gain the benefits of the larger RSL-AZ organization and infrastructure while allowing us to continue our approach to player development,” said Ryan Purtell, Director of Coaching. “The MLS name in the State of Arizona is RSL, so working under that umbrella gives our players a direct path to professional soccer. At the same time, I think they recognized that we have something special going here at Classic and wanted to employ some of our techniques as well.”
Director of Coaching, Ryan Purtell, will continue to lead the current Classic SC programs throughout Tempe, South Phoenix, and the West Valley.
This is one of the most positive developments in soccer for the state of Arizona for a long time. Two of the biggest clubs in the Valley will be soon working together for the betterment of the soccer community.