March 24, 2021
Casa Grande, Ariz – The Barca Residency Academy MLS NEXT teams recorded their second consecutive undefeated gameday as they played host to Real Salt Lake-Arizona over the weekend. The U-19s remained undefeated on the 2020-21 season after a 5-2 win over the U-19 RSL-AZ side. The U-17s battled to a hard-fought 2-2 draw while the U-16s and U-15s both also grabbed wins over RLS-AZ by score of 3-0 and 3-1 respectively.
Barça Residency Academy U-19s 5-2 RSL-AZ
Barca’s U-19s beat RSL-AZ 5-0. In the first half, Daron Iskendarian, Ocean Salari, and Dante Williams scored to give Barça a 3-0 lead at the break. In the second half, Iskendarian netted a second goal and Luke Husk added another to make it 5-0 in the 61st minute. RSL-AZ scored in the 73rd and 78th minute, but Barça held strong to secure the 5-2 result.
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Barca Residency Academy U-17s 2-2 RSL-AZ
Barca’s U-17s conceded a goal within the first 10 minutes of the match. Barça responded in the 36th minute with lovely a goal from Samuel Mendoza. After a high-intensity first half, the score was level at 1-1 at the break. It was RSL-AZ who took a late lead in the second half with a goal in the 83rd minute. In the final seconds of the match, Joseph Buckley found space in the box and a piercing ball into the top right corner of the goal to make the final score 2-2.
Barca Residency Academy U-16s 3-0 RSL-AZ
Barça’s U-16s put together a 3-0 shutout win over RSL-AZ with goals by Yahir Gonzales (44), Angel Robles (60) , and Dylan Markiewicz.
Barca Residency Academy U-15s 3-1 RSL-AZ
Barça’s U-15s won their clash with RSL-AZ by a score of 3-1 with first-half goals from Zachary Smuck (10 and 41’) and Bolu Olabige.
Phoenix Rising will host Barça Residency Academy at Grande Sports World on Saturday, March 26 in MLS NEXT action with games kicking off at 9:00 and 11:00 am. The Barça Residency Academy Pre-Academy U-17s, U-18s, and U-19s will travel to Dallas, Texas to compete in the Dallas Cup, March 27-April 4.