RSL AZ and Tuzos

Discussion in 'Arizona Scene' started by azsoccerdadofDD, May 16, 2020.

  1. RSL AZ West now.

    We are very excited to announce the start of RSL-AZ West, a presence in the West Valley that provides kids in the area with access to our exclusive boys and girls elite platforms and the only professional pathway to the highest level of soccer in the United States: the MLS and the NWSL.

    RSL-AZ West is built on a partnership with Director Daniel Espinoza and Coach Gerry Palacios who bring to the club their talented Tuzos teams

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  2. tjinaz

    tjinaz Active Member

    Wow. West side getting some love. First ECRL from Rising and now this.
  3. GKdad

    GKdad Member

    My inner skeptic reads this one as more of RSL needed to find a way to get their hands on the talented players and this was the easiest way. No shame in it.. Just how it reads to me.
  4. al66

    al66 Member

    I see what you’re saying, Tuzos was a very affordable club for the westside. Now that TUZOS is merging with RSL it won’t be affordable anymore and don’t think RSL-WEST will last and TUZOS is now history, what a shame. SMH
  5. Mot Ozzi

    Mot Ozzi Member

    Isn’t there a connection between Tuzos and FBSL? If so, will RSL also absorb teams elsewhere in the valley?
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  6. Azsoccerfann

    Azsoccerfann New Member

    It's just a coach that has a couple of teams from tuzos, nothing big really. That also happened recently with a Tuzos coach that joined Sc del sol a couple years ago those teams were Tuzos 06 and 04 teams now they are with SC del sol.
  7. Youtube guy

    Youtube guy Member

    From what I’m being told from people at Tuzos is, they will be going under the RSL name and the FBSL teams will be independent
  8. Azsoccerfann

    Azsoccerfann New Member

    From what I heard, the only teams moving to RSL west are Tuzos academy 09,10. So far no other teams from Tuzos have been invited. All other FBSL Tuzos academy teams will remain under FBSL.
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  9. Tiki-Taka-Freak

    Tiki-Taka-Freak Active Member

    The RSL cancer is spreading! (lol)
  10. FutbolFan

    FutbolFan New Member

    RSL & Rising appear to have a strategy to own AZ. Expect them to pick off little clubs left and right until that happens.
  11. SoccerDadAZ

    SoccerDadAZ Active Member

    Based on the latest partnership between MLS and USYS, smaller clubs should have a place in the soccer landscape, for player development with their top players eventually moving on to clubs positioned to compete at the elite levels. Hopefully a more efficient player development model with better execution.
  12. Azsoccerfann

    Azsoccerfann New Member

    RSL and Phoenix rising trying to eat all the little fish..
  13. Tiki-Taka-Freak

    Tiki-Taka-Freak Active Member

    Pay attention to FC Arizona. They look like they are doing some very promising things there and their technical director came from Liverpool. They do have 3 professional teams (2 men, 1 women). Everything is local and they are not a bloated monster like RSL and Rising.
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  14. SoccerDadAZ

    SoccerDadAZ Active Member

    It will be interesting to see how Classic's acquisition of FC Arizona works out. The COVID-19 crisis is not doing any favors for new clubs and their goals for growth/new members.
  15. Youtube guy

    Youtube guy Member

    FC Arizona is looking solid if I might say. We went down to one of their meet and greets and I will say they look legit. I recognize a lot of the coaches from Classic but the mentality and direction has definitely changed. I was able to hear Dave Rogers talk about their curriculum and I was very pleased to hear something like that. Our current club talks a big game but for the last 3 season our club hasn’t backed that up. I hope FCAZ/Classic will do that. I think we need an alternative to RSL and even Rising. Big clubs are starting to rub me the wrong way. Heading out to FCAZ/Classic west next week to take a look at one of their teams for my oldest sons.
  16. MoneyMike380

    MoneyMike380 New Member

    I was told that FCAZ picked you a huge sponsor in the amount of $1M! So they are able to promote a great curriculum and access to their youth teams to their pro teams.
  17. soccerguy

    soccerguy New Member

    Probably. What they have done in just a few years is remarkable. I always try and get my son over there, but he likes it more for the friendships which is great too. Im excited to support their professional teams though. Good for the community.

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