RSL Reserves Defeat Colorado 2-0

Chinn & Warner tally to even up record in Central Division play

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REAL SALT LAKE DEFEATS COLORADO 2-0 IN
MLS RESERVE LEAGUE PLAY

Goals from FW
Conor Chinn and MF Collen Warner Help RSL to First Win in Central Division Play

 

LEHI,
Utah (Thursday, April 14, 2011)
– Real Salt Lake used a goal from
newcomer FW Conor Chinn and a last-minute tally from MF Collen Warner
to record a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids in the
second  2011 MLS Reserve League match for both sides at a windy XanGo
Field
. RSL goalkeeper Kyle Reynish enjoyed an unusual double for the
home side, chalking up an assist on RSL’s insurance goal to go along with his first
Reserve League shutout of the season.

Real
Salt Lake started the scoring early in the 21st minute, when MF Nelson
González
won a 50-50 battle and dished quickly to FW Arturo Alvarez,
who made a lengthy run before chipping the ball to the back post. RSL FW Conor
Chinn
raced into the area to slide in and nudge the ball past Rapids GK Steward Ceus to put
the Utahans up 1-0. 

Colorado
would gain an advantage midway through the second half after RSL defender Chris
Shuler
was ejected for a reckless tackle just outside the penalty area on
Rapids FW Andre
Akpan
, whose shot on
the ensuing free kick was sent just right of frame. Colorado’s missed chances
while playing a man up would come back to haunt them in the 88th minute,
when Warner received a long clearance from Reynish and slotted the ball low and
off the far left post to pad the RSL lead.

Real Salt Lake will resume Central Division play in just about three weeks' time, the Claret-and-Cobalt hitting the road for the first time in Reserve League action in 2011 to face off against Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday, May 3 (9:00 a.m. MT).

 

RSL
News & Notes

  • Real
    Salt Lake got a bit of bad news in the second half, as FW Paulo Jr.
    was forced from the contest just 10 minutes after entering due to a slight
    left hamstring strain. The Brazilian striker was removed for precautionary
    reasons and is not expected to miss considerable time for the
    Claret-and-Cobalt.
  • The
    win for Reynish moved his all-time record in MLS Reserve League play to
    9-3-1 when counting the previous incarnation of the division.
  • Third-year
    central midfielder Jean Alexandre was given the honor of wearing
    the captain’s armband for the Claret-and-Cobalt.
  • Real
    Salt Lake went off the roster to bolster its line-up against Colorado,
    calling in RSL-Arizona Academy products DF Phaneul Kavita and M/F Nico
    Muniz
    and also suiting up trialist and ex-New England Revolution
    performer DF Seth Sinovic. Kavita and Sinovic started on the flanks
    at right and left fullback, respectively, while Muniz replaced Paulo Jr.
    to log the final 21 minutes of the contest.
  • Kavita
    and Muniz are in the midst of a busy week, as the duo will rejoin their RSL-Arizona
    Academy
    U-18 mates in time for the program’s first appearance
    in the 32nd annual Dallas Cup youth tournament.
    RSL-Arizona, which was selected to participate in the prestigious, 16-team
    Gordon Jago Super Group (U-18), has the distinction of playing the
    ceremonial “first game” in the main stadium at Pizza Hut Park this
    Sunday, April 17 (12:30 p.m. MT) against Mexican side Tigres.
    RSL-Arizona will also take on SC Corinthians Paulista of Brazil
    (Monday at 11:00 a.m. CT) and fellow MLS participant Vancouver
    Whitecaps FC
    (Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. MT) in Bracket C play, with the
    winner of the group moving onto next Friday’s Semifinals and potentially
    the Grand Final next Sunday, April 24. For all the information on this
    year’s edition of the Dallas Cup, visit http://www.dallascup.com/.  

 

2011
MLS RESERVE LEAGUE – CENTRAL DIVISION

REAL SALT LAKE 
2  :  0  COLORADO RAPIDS

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

XANGO FIELD – LEHI, UTAH

 

Goals by
Period                               
1         
2          F

Real Salt Lake (1-1-0, 0 3pts.)         
1         
1          2

Colorado Rapids (0-2-0, 0 pts.)     
  0         
0          0

 

Scoring Summary:

RSL – Conor Chinn 1
(Arturo Alvarez 1, Nelson Gonzalez 1) 21’

RSL – Collen Warner 1 (Kyle Reynish 1) 88’

 

Misconduct Summary:

RSL –Nelson Gonzalez (caution; Professional
Tackle) 39’

RSL – Chris Schuler (ejection; Reckless
Tackle) 71’

 

Real Salt Lake Reserves -- Kyle Reynish;
Seth Sinovic#, Rauwshan McKenzie, Chris Schuler, Phanuel Kavita*;
Nelson Gonzalez (Robbie Russell 76), Jean Alexandre, Collen Warner, Luis Gil;
Conor Chinn (Donny Toia 45), Arturo Alvarez (Paulo Jr. 59) (Nico Muniz* 69)

Substitutes Not Used: Tim Melia (GK)

 

Colorado Rapids Reserves – Steward Ceus;
Danny Earls, Scott Palguta, Michael Holody, Eddie Ababio; Sanna Nyassi (Josh
Janniere 45); Joseph Nane, Davy Armstrong (James Rogers* 74), Steven Emory
(Ricardo Perez* 82), Ross LaBauex; Andre Akpan

Substitutes Not Used: None

 

* = Denotes RSL-Arizona Academy or Colorado
Rapid Academy players

#= Denotes RSL trial players

 

Referee: Tyler Ploeger

Weather: Mostly sunny and
windy, 42 degrees