Rapids Reserves Cruise to 4-0 Victory Over Galaxy Reserves

Carson CA (Sunday September 9 2007) – The Colorado Rapids Reserves wrapped up the road portion of their 2007 schedule with a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy Reserves at the Home Depot Center.
With the win the defending champion Rapids Reserves improved their undefeated record this year to 6-0-3 and are sitting on 21 points.

(For more infromation on the Rapids Reserve Team click here).

Jose Cancela put the Rapids Reserves on the board in the eighth minute. The Uruguayan was fouled 30 yards from the goal. He took the ensuing free kick and snuck the ball inside the near post for the 1-0 lead.

Stephen Keel upped Colorado’s advantage to 2-0 in the 30th minute. Another Cancela free kick rebounded to Daniel Osorno. The Mexican lifted a ball to the far post where Keel headed home.

Justin Hughes making his first start for the Reserves had to make his first save 55 minutes into the game. The North Carolina product was forced to make a diving save on a Galaxy shot.

Nicolas Hernandez extended the Rapids Reserves’ lead in the next minute. Osorno again provided the service and the Argentine headed the ball in for the 3-0 lead.

Jacob Peterson closed the scoring in the 88th minute. Guest player Chris Lemons slid a ball behind the Galaxy Reserves’ defense that Peterson ran onto and calmly deposited behind Steve Cronin.

The Rapids Reserves will take on the Toronto FC Reserves in their next game which will be a doubleheader with the Rapids’ first team following their game vs. Toronto on Oct. 7 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The last time these two reserve sides met Colorado came away with a 3-2 victory north of the border.

Scoring Summary:
COL – Cancela (unassisted) 8
COL – Keel (Osorno) 30
COL – Hernandez (Osorno) 56
COL – Peterson (Lemons) 80

LINEUPS:

Colorado Rapids Reserves – Justin Hughes Jordan Harvey Stephen Keel Cliff Wilmes Kosuke Kimura (Galen Thompson 75) Nico Colaluca Nick LaBrocca John DiRaimondo Jose Cancela (Chris Lemons 65) Daniel Osorno (Jacob Peterson 61) Niko Hernandez (Omar Cummings 61)

Substitutes Not Used: Zach Thornton

LA Galaxy Reserves – Steve Cronin Taylor Canal Kyle Veris (Wilmer Lopez 10) Troy Roberts Cameron Dunn Brent Whitfield Johnny Bravo Josh Tudela Israel Sesay Gavin Glinton (Quavas Kirk 80) Mike Caso

Substitutes Not Used: Lance Friez

Misconduct Summary:
LA – Caso (Caution) 13
LA – Bravo (Caution) 35
LA – Canel (Caution) 36
LA – Dunn (Caution) 40