April 9, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Real Salt Lake
SANDY, Utah (Tuesday, April 9, 2013) - Real Salt Lake is proud to welcome four UHSAA Boys Soccer Teams to Rio Tinto Stadium this weekend for the second annual Real Cup tournament. The tournament will begin this Friday, April 12, when Sandy's Alta High School will take on Draper's Juan Diego Catholic High School at 3:00 p.m. The Alta-Juan Diego match will be followed by a 6:00 p.m. game between Sandy's Jordan High School and Logan's Sky View High School. The four teams will reconvene at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, April 14, with the losers of Friday's matches facing off in the Consolation game at 1:00 p.m. before the Championship match at 4:00 p.m.
"The Real Cup is a great opportunity for our organization to give young soccer players from across Utah the chance to play on the state's biggest stage, and we're excited to bring it back for its second year," said Real Salt Lake President Bill Manning.
Tickets for each day of the Real Cup will cost $4 for students and senior citizens and $6 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, online at www.RealSaltLake.com/tickets or over the phone at 801-727-2700. Free parking for Real Cup will be available in the Rio Tinto Stadium on-site lots.
Rio Tinto Stadium has hosted dozens of high school soccer games since opening its doors in October of 2008, including the Utah High School Activities Association's State Championships for both girls (fall) and boys (spring) since the 2009-10 school year.
About the Real Cup Participants
Alta High School
Five-time State Champion Alta currently holds a 5-1-0 record (1-1-0 in Region 3) after posting a 2-1 win over Jordan last Tuesday and losing 1-0 to Brighton in a match played at Rio Tinto Stadium last Thursday. The Hawks will host West Jordan on Tuesday before participating in the Real Cup this weekend in Sandy.
Juan Diego Catholic H.S.
Last year's 3A runner-ups, Juan Diego Catholic High School has gotten off to an up-and-down start in 2013, posting a 4-4-1 record (3-2-0 in Region 10) in its first nine matches. The Soaring Eagles will be fresh for the Real Cup, with their last game coming on April 4 against Uintah.
The traditionally-strong Jordan H.S. program is 3-2-0 (1-1-0 in Region 3) so far in 2013. The three-time 5A State Champion Beetdiggers beat Cottonwood 1-0 on Monday and will play at Brighton on Tuesday before beginning Real Cup play this weekend.
Sky View H.S.
Sky View H.S. has gotten the 2013 season off to a strong start, posting a 3-1-1 record (1-0-0 in Region 5) and outscoring its opponents 15-7 in its first five matches. The two-time 4A champions (1994 & 2004) will take on Region rival Box Elder on Tuesday before making the trek south to Rio Tinto Stadium for this weekend's Real Cup.