Our girls ECNL teams made a strong showing at Surf Cup this weekend, with our GU17 capturing the title, our GU18 making the finals, and our GU16 reaching the semis. The GU17 won all six of their games and gave up no goals in doing so. Read more about the girls.
We want to congratulate our GU18 on a great showing at the ECNL finals in Seattle.After going undefeated in three pool play games, the girls met the Michigan Hawks in the national semi-finals on Saturday. After regulation and overtime, the game was tied 1-1, and unfortunately, the Hawks came out on top on penalty kicks. Once again, an RSC GU18 group moves on after accomplishing so much success at the youth level, and we wish the girls all of the best as they now enter the collegiate soccer scene.
Our B14 (1999) returns from Indianapolis today-victorious in all 3 showcase games-
1-0 vs Philadelphia Union (MLS franchise)
3-2 vs New England Revolution (MLS franchise)
3-2 vs De Anza Force
Congratulations boys on an outstanding 2013-14 campaign, and on establishing yourselves as one of the top teams in the country!
With the conference season now behind us, our ECNL teams gear up for the playoffs in Seattle, Washington at the end of the month. Our GU16, GU17, and GU18 all qualified for the right to compete for a national championship as part of the top 32 teams (GU16 & GU17) or 16 teams (GU18) in their respective age groups. Go get 'em ladies!
Congratulations to our B18 Academy team on an outstanding conference season that leaves them in a virtual tie with LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake for first place. Only a small fraction of a point per game separates the three teams, and based on other non conference results this coming weekend, our boys could be receiving as high as a national #8 seed in the upcoming national playoffs in Indianapolis later this month.
Congratulations to our B14 Academy team that finished first in the very tough Southwest conference this inaugural season, ahead of the local MLS B14 teams -quite an accomplishment!
One of Real So Cal's pillars of success is having a strong belief in the development of its players both on and off the pitch. There is no better example of this success than Real So Cal's very own Jamie Fink.
On Sunday, April 6th, at Oak Park High School, our Real So Cal U14 Development Academy team hosted the U14 team of Club Tijuana de Xoloitzcuintles, commonly referred to as Xolos in a friendly game. Read more.
Our College Night Ice Cream Social was held March 16th at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills. We had over 150 members who attended that evening for either the college recruiting seminars or college commitment presentations. Congratulations to the 35 Real So Cal players who will be playing soccer in college next year! See the complete list in the alumni section under college recruitment.
The LA Daily news released their All-Girls Area Selections. RSC players made up 10 of 13 First Team selections and 9 out of 23 Second Team selections, in addition to both Player of the Year and Newcomer of the year. Congratulations to all the girls!
Click for the entire list of RSC players and a link to The LA Daily News article.
The MLS Soccer season opens on March 8th, 2014, and Real So Cal alumni Daniel Paladini is excited to get back on the pitch as a new member of Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew. Paladini joined the Crew late in 2013 coming from the Chicago Fire where he spent three years and played in 58 league matches as a midfielder.
US Soccer just posted a new video profiling Real So Cal goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg. From Youtube... "Real So Cal goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg, playing in just his second season in the Development Academy, says he has adjusted to the increased speed of play and has gained the mental focus needed to be successful at this level and progress in his soccer endeavors."
The 8th Annual Copa Real Nike Invitational wrapped up after a beautiful Southern California weekend. Top talent showed up from San Diego to Bakersfield for a tune-up for state cup. Read more about your Real So Cal team and see how the weekend went for some of our teams.