The RSA Board would like to thank all the players, volunteers, youth referees and parents who made our 2013 season a big success! We can’t wait until next September when we kick off again. Registration for the fall 2014 season opens on April 1, so mark your calendars and be sure to sign up again.
Remember to keep practicing and to watch lots of soccer on TV. And be on the lookout for details about an extra RSA trip to a Red Bulls game this spring. We know you love it, so we’re doubling the fun!
See you in 2014!
Stoke City fans were given quite a treat when their goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic, did the impossible in a match against Southampton. Within 12 seconds of kickoff, the ball made its way to Begovic and he cleared the ball toward Stoke’s forwards. Little did he know, the ball would keep going — and going — right into Southampton’s net.
RSA soccer practices run by our training partners, SDA and the Red Bulls, will end on Thursday, November 7 for all teams except Division 3 and 4 Boys. To make up for a cancelled practice in October, Division 3 and 4 Boys will have their final practice on Monday, November 11. Goalkeeping training will end on November 11 as well.
But don’t put away your cleats just yet! Most divisions still have games to play on the weekends until November 17, and Division 5 Boys and Girls will continue through November 23.
Be sure to thank your trainers for a job well done!
For the first time in New York Red Bulls history, they ended the regular season at the top of the MLS standings on Sunday, thereby earning the coveted Supporters Shield. After a lackluster first half, the Red Bulls ramped up their energy and dominated the second half, culminating in a decisive 5-2 victory over the Chicago Fire.
The Red Bulls now must play four playoff games to reach the MLS Cup and if they do, it will be held December 7 at Red Bull Arena — one of the perks of winning the Supporters Shield. RSA encourages our families to attend the playoffs and, we hope, the MLS Cup! There is no greater experience for young soccer players than seeing a professional match live.