Reserves: Rapids fall 2-1 to USL side Harrisburg City Islanders
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Saturday, April 20, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids Reserves fell 2-1 today to the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL PRO. Harrisburg took an early lead on a second minute goal from Cris Hernandez. After the intermission, the Rapids got an equalizer from Homegrown Player Dillon Serna, but the Islanders responded in the 64th with a goal from Greg Jordan to secure the victory.
The Rapids featured a young squad, with Academy players Ricardo Perez, Austin Seifert, and Isaac Martinez (above) all seeing playing time. Additionally, Rapids midfielders Martín Rivero and Pablo Mastroeni were both brought on in the second half, Rivero getting his first competitive action since fracturing his foot on January 29. Mastroeni has missed the last four matches for Colorado due to a quad strain and returned to full training last week.
COLORADO RAPIDS 1:2 HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS
April 20, 2013 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
HCI – Cris Hernandez 2’
COL – Dillon Serna 55’
HCI – Greg Jordan 64’
Rapids Reserves lineup: Steward Ceus, Davy Armstrong, Shane O’Neill (Isaac Martinez* 58), Brenton Griffiths**, Kory Kindle, Jamie Smith (Martín Rivero 69), Nate Sturgis, Anthony Wallace, Dillon Serna, Ricardo Perez* (Pablo Mastroeni 69), Kamani Hill (Austin Seifert* 46)
Substitutes not used: Andrew Epstein*, Bryan Windsor
* Rapids Academy Player
** Guest Player
Harrisburg City Islanders lineup: Nick Noble, Don Anding, Greg Jordan, Coady Andrews, Colin Zizzi, Tommy Brandt, Cris Hernandez (Andrew Ribiero 78), Yann Ekra (Jamiel Hardware 86), Jimmy McLaughlin (Matt Bahner 87), Morgan Lansley (Tom Mellor 72), Sainey Touray (Lucky Mkosano 29)
Substitutes not used: Brian Sylvestre
HCI – Colin Zizzi (caution) 62’