RSL Reserves Defeat Sporting KC Counterparts 1-0

Paulo Jr. nets scrimmage's lone goal in 28th minute


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Striker Paulo Jr. Notches Game’s Lone
Goal in 28th Minute


Ariz. (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)

– A goal from forward Paulo Jr. in
the 28th minute would be all Real
Salt Lake
needed to push through to a 1-0
victory over Sporting Kansas City
in an exhibition contest between the
teams’ reserves this morning at the Reach
11 Soccer Complex
. After beating two defenders to achieve some space near
the top of the area, RSL’s diminutive Brazilian striker would blast a shot into
the far upper 90 just before the half-hour mark for the game’s lone tally.


Salt Lake News & Notes

  • Real Salt Lake used a pair of
    trialists during today’s contest, as forwards Conor Chinn and Donny
    both saw action. The ex-New York Red Bulls performer Chinn joined
    the RSL camp over the weekend and played 70 minutes up top alongside Paulo
    Jr. in today’s contest, while Toia, a product of the RSL-Arizona program,
    replaced today’s goal-scorer for the final 10 minutes of the scrimmage.
  • Real Salt Lake will return to
    Utah this evening and take Thursday off before training at its XanGo Field practice facility Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. A
    detailed training schedule for the next week will be announced on
  • All is fairly quiet on the injury
    front for Real Salt Lake following the Tuesday/Wednesday double-dip in the
    desert. MF Javier Morales (R
    ankle contusion), DF Robbie Russell
    (R ankle sprain), and MF Andy
    (R ankle contusion) all picked up minor knocks during
    Tuesday’s contest, but should be available for selection for the start of
    the CONCACAF Semifinals next week.
  • While
    17 MLS teams are closing up their preseason activities this week in
    anticipation of MLS First Kick next
    week, Real Salt Lake used the recent scrimmage doubleheader with SKC to prepare
    for the CONCACAF Champions League
    Semifinal Round match-up with Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa
    . The series
    starts next Tuesday, March 15, when
    RSL welcomes the “Purple Monster” to Sandy for an 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff. A three-week hiatus will take place before
    the second leg on Tuesday, April 5,
    at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in San Jose, Costa Rica, also scheduled for an
    8:00 p.m. MT kick (LIVE on FOX Soccer).
  • Tickets
    for the CCL Semifinal first leg are now available and can be purchased online
    over the phone at 801-727-2700, or
    in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium
    box office during regular business hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. MT. For a
    limited time, Real Salt Lake Season Ticket Holders can purchase additional
    seats to the historic contest for $10, while non-Season Ticket Holders can take
    advantage of a $15 deal through Friday.


Real Salt Lake 2011

RSL Reserves 1 : 0
Sporting KC Reserves

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Reach 11 Soccer Complex
– Phoenix, AZ


Scoring Summary

– Paulo Jr. (28th minute)

Real Salt Lake

Kyle Reynish (Tim Melia 80); DF-Tony Beltran, DF-Chris Schuler, DF-Rauwshan
McKenzie, DF-Jarad vanSchaik (Nelson Gonzalez 30); MF-Jean Alexandre, MF-Luis
Gil, MF-Ned Grabavoy, MF-Collen Warner; FW-Paulo Jr. (Donny Toia 80), FW-Connor
Chinn (Jarad vanSchaik 70)

Kansas City Starting Line-up

Kronberg; DF-Omar Colley, DF-Kevin Ellis, DF-Mike Jones, DF-Scott Lorenz;
MF-Craig Rocastle, MF-Graham Zusi, MF-guest player, FW-Korede Aiyegbusi, FW-Chance
Myers, FW-C.J. Sapong / /