RSL falls 0-2 to FC Dallas in Reserve League opener

Pair of second half tallies give result to visitors

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REAL SALT LAKE FALLS 0-2 TO FC DALLAS
IN 2011 MLS RESERVE LEAGUE OPENER

Second Half
Goals by Ruben Luna and Bryan Leyva Make the Difference for Visitors at XanGo
Field

 

LEHI,
Utah (Tuesday, March 29, 2011)
FC Dallas used second half
goals from forward Ruben Luna and midfielder Bryan Leyva to
record a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the 2011 MLS Reserve
League opener for both sides
at a chilly XanGo Field. The match
marked the first contest in Central Division play for Major League Soccer’s
revamped edition of the Reserve League after returning from a two-year hiatus.

A
back-and-forth first 45 minutes saw both sides take the few opportunities
provided to them well, with RSL goalkeeper Kyle Reynish and his former
teammate, FC Dallas netminder Chris Seitz, both diving low to turn away
dangerous opportunities within the opening half hour. Both backstops would also
dart off their lines to stop breakaway opportunities later in the half, with
Seitz thwarting Salt Lake forward Conor Chinn’s attempt in the 34th
minute, followed three minutes later by Reynish giving up his body to stop
Dallas captain Bruno Guarda’s attempt at the top of his area.

Just
minutes after Reynish opened up the second half by stopping Luna at the edge of
the box, the Dallas striker would start the scoring in the 52nd
minute by converting a penalty kick he earned himself when RSL defender
Rauwshan McKenzie tripped him upon entering the penalty area. Luna’s firm
finish into the upper right corner was followed 11 minutes later by Leyva’s
strike from distance, as the FCD midfielder punished a popped-up RSL clearance
by smashing it on the full-volley from 25 yards out past a helpless Reynish.

RSL
Reserve League Notes

  • Real Salt Lake utilized its two new
    strikers, Conor Chinn and Donny Toia, as members of the starting
    XI in today’s contest. Toia went the full 90 minutes, beginning and ending the
    match up top while moonlighting at left back for a 25-minute spell in the
    second half, while Chinn logged 80 minutes on the day.
  • Real Salt Lake called in four members
    of its RSL-Arizona Academy Under-18 Team – including a pair of
    Utah natives – for the match, with all four youngsters seeing action. Ricardo
    Velasco
    (Casa Grande, AZ) played 54 minutes after starting the match on the
    left side of RSL’s diamond midfield, while forward Mikey Orellana
    (Provo, UT), Nico Muniz (Albuquerque, NM), and Phaneul Kavita (Salt Lake City,
    UT) all entered the match off the bench.
  • The call-ups were necessary for Real
    Salt Lake due to the continued absence of three players on duty with their
    respective national teams – Álvaro Saborío (Costa Rica), Will Johnson
    (Canada) and Arturo Alvarez (El Salvador).
  • Real Salt Lake will renew MLS Reserve
    League action at home against the Colorado Rapids on Thursday, April
    14
    , when the Rocky Mountain Cup rivals will do battle in Central Division
    play at XanGo Field (12:00 p.m. MT, closed to the public).

 

2011
MLS RESERVE DIVISION

REAL SALT LAKE
0  :  2  FC DALLAS

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011

XANGO FIELD – LEHI, UTAH

 

Goals by
Period                               
1         
2          F

Real Salt Lake (0-1-0, 0 pts.)           
0         
0          0

FC Dallas (1-0-0, 3 pts.)                   
0          2         
2

 

Scoring Summary:

FCD – Ruben Luna 1 (penalty kick) 52’

FCD – Bryan Leyva 1 (unassisted) 63’

 

Misconduct Summary:

FCD – Victor Ulloa (caution; Reckless Tackle)
36’

RSL -- Jean Alexandre (caution; Reckless
Tackle) 38’

RSL – Nelson Gonzalez (caution; Unsporting
Behavior) 77’

FCD – Jonathan Top (caution; Obstructing a
Restart) 82’

RSL – Collen Warner (caution; Reckless
Tackle) 85’

RSL – Rauwshan McKenzie (caution; Reckless
Foul) 90+’

FCD – Bruno Guarda (caution; Reckless Foul)
90+’

 

Real Salt Lake Reserves -- Kyle Reynish;
Tony Beltran (captain), Chris Schuler, Rauwshan McKenzie, Nelson Gonzalez; Luis
Gil, Jean Alexandre (Nico Muniz* 68’), Collen Warner, Ricardo Velasco* (Mikey
Orellana* 54’); Conor Chinn (Phanuel Kavita* 80’), Donny Toia

Substitutes Not Used: Tim Melia (GK)

 

FC Dallas Reserves – Chris Seitz;
Andrew Jacobson, Andrew Wiedeman, Michael Ambrose*, Jack Coleman*; Bruno Guarda
(captain), Bobby Warshaw, Bryan Leyva (Daniel Garcia* 90+’), Victor Ulloa; Peri
Marosevic (Jonathan Top 64’), Ruben Luna (Maykel Galindo 71’)

Substitutes Not Used: Josh Lambo (GK),
Boyd Okwuono*

 

* = Denotes RSL-Arizona Academy or FC Dallas
Academy players

 

Referee: Allen Chapman

Referee's Assistants: Alex
Krelo, Brad Jensen
 

Fourth Official:
Hamed Sadeghi

Weather: Mostly sunny, 42
degrees 

All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial