Reserves Fall to Salt Lake 4-0 in Park City
The RSL Reserves would get on the board first in the 17th minute when Clint Mathis stepped up to take a 35-yard free kick and his rocket of a shot soared past Colorado ‘keeper Chris Sharpe into the upper corner to give the home side the opening tally.
Nine minutes later it was Movsisyan doing the damage for RSL as he accepted a square ball from Alex Nimo cut past a defender and slotted home just inside the left post from the top of the box.
Ciaran O’Brien would almost match Mathis’ effort from distance in the 39th minute but his shot sailed just over the crossbar.
A minute later it was Movsisyan striking again. Robbie Findley who appeared to be offside brought the ball into the Rapids’ penalty area but his effort was saved by Sharpe before Movsisyan put in the rebound.
In the 42nd minute it was Findley scoring one of his own as he tracked down a through balland finished a 40-yard run by rounding Sharpe and finishing from a tight angle to put the game out of reach at 4-0 before the halftime whistle.
The pace of the match would slow in the second 45 minutes with the Rapids Reserves gaining a few quality chances. Brian Grazier lashed one just past the upper left corner in the 53rd minute and Tom McManus saw his 22-yard free kick towards the left post stopped by RSL goalie Kyle Reynish.
A long-range effort from guest player Adriano Sella in the 89th minute would mark the Rapids’ closest chance of the match but the shot banged off the crossbar keeping the visitors off the board.
The Rapids Reserves will get a chance to erase this loss from their memories in less than a week as the take on the FC Dallas Reserves at on Friday morning at
RSL – Mathis (unassisted) 17
RSL – Movsisyan (Alex Nimo) 26
RSL – Movsisyan (unassisted) 40
RSL – Findley (David Horst) 42
Real Salt Lake Reserves: Kyle Reynish Robbie Russell (Kevin Reiman 45) David Horst Dustin Kirby Adam Acosta Brennan Tennelle Kenny Cutler Clint Mathis Alex Nimo (Tony Beltran 75) Robbie Findley (Xavier Balc 61) Yura Movsisyan (Tino Nunez 61)
Substitutes not used: Nick Rimando
Colorado Rapids Reserves: Chris Sharpe Kosuke Kimura (Tim Ward 45) Cesar Zambrano Stephen Keel Jordan Harvey Nico Colaluca Brian Grazier Ciaran O’Brien Kwame Sarkodie (Adriano Sella 45) Jacob Peterson (Kenny Uzoigwe 45) Tom McManus
RSL – Nimo (caution) 34
RSL – Kirby (caution) 58