RSL Reserves Defeat Colorado 2-0
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
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.
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.
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).
News & Notes
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
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.
central midfielder Jean Alexandre was given the honor of wearing
the captain’s armband for the Claret-and-Cobalt.
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.
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/.
MLS RESERVE LEAGUE – CENTRAL DIVISION
REAL SALT LAKE
2 : 0 COLORADO RAPIDS
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
XANGO FIELD – LEHI, UTAH
Real Salt Lake (1-1-0, 0 3pts.)
Colorado Rapids (0-2-0, 0 pts.)
RSL – Conor Chinn 1
(Arturo Alvarez 1, Nelson Gonzalez 1) 21’
RSL – Collen Warner 1 (Kyle Reynish 1) 88’
RSL –Nelson Gonzalez (caution; Professional
RSL – Chris Schuler (ejection; Reckless
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