Published Feb 23, 2024


TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2024) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League welcomes RSL Southern Arizona to its 2024 Roster of Teams for the coming season.

“RSL Southern Arizona is beyond proud to announce that the inaugural season of our WPSL franchise will kick off in the summer of 2024,” Matthew Flores, RSL Southern Arizona, general manager, said. “Competing in the top division of the WPSL, our goal is to provide our academy alumnae and other local talent with a pathway to pursue or continue a career in the game we all love.”

RSL Southern Arizona is one of the longest-running youth clubs in Arizona after it was established in 1974. Since its launch, the club has grown and expanded to include multiple organizations with respect histories in the Tucson area including Fort Lowell Soccer Club, Tucson Mountain, Tucson Aztecs, Sabino Vista, and portions of Tanque Verde Soccer Club.

In 2019 RSL Southern Arizona took a major step forward after partnering with the Real Salt Lake Academy network. With the partnership, the club now offers pathways to the top levels of soccer with statewide MLS and NWSL academy programs. With over 2,000 athletes the club has become the largest and fastest growing soccer organization in the region.

For its inaugural season, Jason Flores and Paul DesRosier will lead the coaching staff with Sarah Thorn serving as goalkeeper coach. RSL Southern Arizona has been aligned with Desert Conference and will compete against five other teams in Phoenix, Tucson, and El Paso (Tx.) The conference will play a 10-game balanced schedule with the standing’s leader claiming the conference championship.


For more information on RSL Southern Arizona visit its official website or follow its social channels – Instagram, Facebook

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About the Women’s Premier Soccer League
The WPSL returns for its 26th season of play as the longest-active women’s soccer league in the United States. Boasting more than 140 clubs nationwide while occupying 32 states coast-to-coast, the WPSL solidifies itself as the largest women’s soccer league in the world. Team rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s national team players have played in the WPSL since its inception in 1998, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Brandi Chastain.