SANDY, Utah (Sunday, May 18, 2014) – The Colorado Rapids Reserves fell 2-0 at their Real Salt Lake counterparts at America First Field on Sunday, succumbing to two late goals.
Among the highlights, though, were Academy players Enda O'Neill and Jovanni Chavez both going the full 90. Indeed, Enda played alongside his older brother Shane, who wore the captain's armband for the Rapids.
New signing Gale Agbossoumonde got 45 minutes under his belt, as he works on his fitness and sharpness ahead of a push for the first team.
Both teams finished the game with ten men. Rapids played out stoppage time a man down after John Neeskens picked up a second caution. RSL lost Carlos Salcedo to a straight red ten minutes from time.
Real Salt Lake took the lead in the 83rd minute through RSL-Arizona Academy forward Nick Jackson. Jackson pounced on a Colorado turnover at the top of the 18-yard box and slotted home.
RSL doubled their advantage just seconds after Neeskens was dismissed, in stoppage time, when Olmes Garcia made a nice run down the left side of the 18-yard box and finished to the far post.
The Rapids Reserves are next in league action on June 20, when they travel to USL PRO side Sacramento Republic FC.
REAL SALT LAKE RESERVES 2–0 COLORADO RAPIDS RESERVES
AMERICA FIRST FIELD
RSL – Nick Jackson – 83’
RSL – Olmes Garcia – 90’ + 3’
COL – Jared Watts (Yellow; Foul) – 14’
COL – Thomas Piermayr (Yellow; Foul) – 29’
COL – Jovanni Chavez (Yellow; Foul) – 48’
COL – Brenton Griffiths (Yellow; Foul) – 55’
RSL – Nick Jackson (Yellow; Foul) – 70’
COL – John Neeskens (Yellow; Foul) – 78’
RSL – Carlos Salcedo (Red; Foul) – 80’
COL – John Neeskens (2nd Yellow; Foul) – 90’ + 2’
Shots: RSL 16-3 COL
Shots on Goal: RSL 4-2 COL
Saves: RSL 2-1 COL
Fouls: RSL 8-8 COL
Corner Kicks: RSL 4-1 COL
Offside: RSL 1-2 COL
Real Salt Lake Reserves (4-1-2-1-2): Lalo Fernandez; Rich Balchan, Aaron Maund (C), Carlos Salcedo, Abdoulie Mansally; John Stertzer (Kwame Watson-Siriboe, 46’); Luis Gil, Jose Hernandez* (Paul Bin*, 85’); Sebastian Velasquez; Robbie Findley (Nick Jackson, 62’), Olmes Garcia
Subs not used: Austin Najib* (GK), Mikey Orellana**
*Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy Player; **Guest Player
Colorado Rapids Reserves (4-4-2): John Berner; Thomas Piermayr, Shane O’Neill (C), Gale Agbossomounde (Kortne Ford*, 46’), Brenton Griffiths; Enda O’Neill*, Jared Watts, Jovanni Chavez*, John Neeskens; Charles Eloundou, Danny Mwanga (Miles Chow*, 83’)
Subs not used: Conor Gavigan* (GK)
*Colorado Rapids Academy Player
Referee: Daniel Radford
Assistant referees: Brandon Major, Hamed Sadeghi
4th Official: Alex Krelo