Discussion in 'BOYS BU10-19' started by Aspen1369, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Aspen1369

    Aspen1369 New Member

    The RSL holiday classic turned out to be a great tournament. Scottsdale sandsharks played Del Sol in the silver bracket championship with Del Sol getting the win in an evenly matched game.

    The 2009 Boys Gold Division might have been better with a semifinal. However , the two best teams (Phoenix Rising -scottsdale vs CCV) did face off. CCV started off the tournament hot with a convincing win against FC Tucson . I’m guessing that the commute from Tucson to Phoenix on a school day made that game more one sided than it should have been. The other team in the final, Phoenix Rising, started off slow on Friday and Saturday. I was told by a parent that several boys on Rising were battling the flu. However , by Sunday it looked like they overcame their sluggish play .

    The final between Rising and CCV was a physical and aggressive game. Rising might just have the best defense in the state . However, at the end of the first half one of their defenders broke his arm when two boys collided for a 50/50 ball. The injury seemed to further inspire the Phoenix Rising team. The game was competitive , but Phoenix Rising - scottsdale controlled both the first and second half of the game. They have a lot of speed, depth, and quality . You really need to get them out of position or encourage a bad decision out of the back to score on them. Final score: Rising 3-1 CCV .

    RSL- north played well in the 2008 bracket. They managed a tie vs a quality Calcio 08 team. Phoenix Rising went on to win the 2008 bracket.

    The Spring league will finally place all of the best 2009 boys teams into one bracket . I think that the FC Tucson team deserves to be in that bracket but are still a little behind the top 4 teams in the state. This weekend was my first time watching them play. I was surprised with their quality . Arsenal had two defenders that were missing the last time i watched them. They are a top 6 team as well.

    From what I’ve seen through the first half of the season i would rank the 2009 division:

    1. Tuzos Academy
    2. Phoenix Rising - scottsdale
    3 .RSL - north
    4. CCV
    5. Arsenal
    6. Renegades Premier
    7. FC Tucson
    8. Del Sol
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  2. soccerfamily

    soccerfamily New Member

    Yes they had their full roster.
  3. Aspen1369

    Aspen1369 New Member

    How many players are on RSL-North 1st team?

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