COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Saturday, April 6, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids Reserves played to a 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake Reserves on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Both teams had several chances; Rapids midfielder and Homegrown Player Dillon Serna had two left footed shots that went wide and high of the net, and Salt Lake’s Yordany Alvarez had two shots barely skim the top of the net.
Rapids Academy players Bryan Windsor and Ricardo Perez both got valuable playing experience. Windsor, who is committed to play at Princeton University in the fall, played 24 minutes coming on as a sub for Tony Cascio. Perez, who has intentions to play at Creighton University, came on in the 77th minute for Anthony Wallace.
The tie brings the Rapids Reserves to 1-1-1 and second in the West Division of the MLS Reserve League. Their next match is on April 20 against the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL Pro League at 7 p.m., after the Colorado Rapids take on the Seattle Sounders FC at 4 p.m. MT. The Real Salt Lake Reserves, now 2-0-1 and first in the West, will next face Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 11 a.m. at UBC Thunderbird Stadium on April 14.
COLORADO RAPIDS RESERVES 0:0 REAL SALT LAKE RESERVES
April 6, 2013 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
Scoring Summary: [None]
Rapids Reserves lineup: Steward Ceus, Davy Armstrong, Brenton Griffiths**, Kory Kindle, Anthony Wallace (Ricardo Perez* 77’), Jamie Smith, Nathan Sturgis, Kamani Hill, Dillon Serna, Danny Mwanga, Tony Cascio (Bryan Windsor* 66’)
Substitutes not used: James Shea, Isaac Martinez*, Austin Seifert*
Salt Lake Reserves lineup: Josh Saunders, Lovel Palmer, Aaron Maund, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Chris Wingert (Rich Balchan 70’), Sebastian Velasquez (David Viana 46’), Yordany Alvarez (Carlos Salcedo 63’), Khari Stephenson (Eduardo Fernandez 84’), Enzo Martinez, Olmes García (Sebastian Saucedo* 46’), Navarro*
Substitutes not used: None
* Academy Player
COL – Olmes García (caution) 44’