RSL U-17s advance to final

Real Salt Lake’s U-17 team advance to the championship of the SUM U-17 Cup in Houston by edging Houston 5-4 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie.

RSL, the 2008 champion, will face D.C. United, the 2007 and 2009 champion, in Thursday morning’s championship game.

Here’s a complete RECAP from the Houston Dynamo website.

The 16-team tournament is comprised of U-17 youth teams from all 16 MLS clubs. The winner advances to the Clubes de Mundial U-18 tournament in Madrid next spring.

Here’s a look at Real Salt Lake’s results thus far:

Group play
Real Salt Lake 2, New York 1
Real Salt Lake 1, L.A. Galaxy 1 (RSL won on penalties)
Real Salt Lake 2, Kansas City 0
Semifinal
RSL 1, Houston 1 (RSL won on penalties)

Real Salt Lake 2010 SUM U-17 Cup Roster
GOALKEEPERS: Carson Elliot (RSL-UT; Bountiful, UT), Tyler Wilson (RSL-AZ; Tucson, AZ)

DEFENDERS: Julio Alcaron (RSL-AZ; El Paso, TX), Eric Christensen (RSL-UT; Layton, UT), Tanner Clay (RSL-AZ; Gilbert, AZ), Austin Jex (RSL-UT, West Haven, UT), Phanuel Kavita (RSL-UT; SLC, UT), Rayshawn Washington (RSL-FL; St. Petersburg, FL)

MIDFIELDERS: Aaron Caprio (RSL-UT; Lehi, UT), Lucas Cawley (RSL-UT; Centerville, UT), Joseph Metzger (RSL-FL; Tampa, FL), Antonio Murillo (RSL-AZ; Las Vegas, NV), Cole Nagy (RSL-AZ; Scottsdale, AZ), Alexander Rados (RSL-FL; Tampa, FL), Nick Semintendi (RSL-AZ; Phoenix, AZ), John Taylor (RSL-UT; Kaysville, UT), Richard Velasco (RSL-AZ; Tuscon, AZ)

FORWARDS: Alejandro Espinoza (RSL-UT; Park City, UT), Matt Gay (RSL-UT; Orem, UT), Richard Haddock (RSL-UT; Bountiful, UT), Junior Jbopau (RSL-AZ; Tuscon, AZ), Maikon Orellana (RSL-UT; Provo, UT)

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