Rapids Reserves Down Crew Reserves 2-1

COLUMBUS Ohio (Saturday June 11) – The Colorado Rapids Reserves scored two second-half goals and withstood a late Crew Reserves charge to hold onto a 2-1 win in a Reserve Division game Saturday night at Columbus Crew Stadium.

(To view the updated standings results stats and schedule from the MLS Reserve League CLICK HERE).

Guy Melamed scored on a free kick in the 72nd minute to put Colorado ahead and then Luchi Gonzalez made it 2-0 in the 77th minute. Marcus Sagastume assisted on Gonzalez’s goal.

The Crew cut the lead in half with a Marcus Storey goal in the 85th minute but was unable to get the equalizer. Eric Vasquez assisted on Storey’s goal.

Today’s game improved dropped Columbus to 3-1-1 in the reserve division while the Rapids improved to 2-2-2.

Colorado Rapids Reserves (2-2-2) vs. Columbus Crew Reserves (3-1-1) - Crew Stadium Scoring Summary:
COL – Guy Melamed 72nd minute
COL – Luchi Gonzalez ( Marcus Sagastume) 77th minute
CLB – Marcus Storey (Eric Vasquez) 85th minute

Rapids Reserves – Bouna Coundoul Amir Lowery Dan Gargan Guy Melamed Leo Cullen (Stephen Keel 46) Joshua Elbaum Terry Cooke (Marcus Sagastume 24) Alain Nkong Jake Traeger Eugene Sepuya (Luchi Gonzalez 57) Sasha Gotsmanov

Crew Reserves – Andrew Terris Ryan Kelly Chris Wingert (Jeremy Parkins 74) Domenic Mediate Marcus Storey David Testo Eric Vasquez Devin Barclay (Zane Hill 78) Jamal Sutton Edson Buddle (Ricky Strong 66) John Wolyniec (Peter Withers 46)

Misconduct Summary:
CLB – Eric Vasquez (caution) 93rd minute
Attendance: 150; Weather: Overcast humid and 74 degrees