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Hunt for first victory continues in Salt Lake

Posted on 05 May 2008 by ASN Staff

The Real Salt Lake Reserves used a four-goal effort in the first half to run away to a 5-2 victory over the LA Galaxy Reserves in the Utah side’s 2008 MLS Reserve Division home opener Sunday morning at the Quinn’s Junction sports complex in Park City. Bryan Jordan and Josh Tudela scored the goals for the Galaxy, who are winless after three matches this season and have an 0-2-1 record.

For Jordan, it was his third goal in four Reserves games this season.
Yura Movsisyan opened the scoring for RSL after only 35 seconds, finishing a pass from Tino Nuñez. Kevin Reiman doubled the lead in the 26th minute when he capped his own lengthy run down the left flank with a low shot to the far post that beat Galaxy keeper Josh Wicks.

The RSL Reserves would get two more goals from the penalty spot during the remainder of the half, the first set up just after the half hour mark when Dustin Kirby was taken down by a hard-charging Wicks just inside the area after he played a clever give-and-go with Matias Cordoba, who stroked the ensuing penalty kick just inside the right post to stretch the lead to 3-0. Just before the halftime whistle a run from RSL MF Brennan Tennelle was halted by a foul from Galaxy MF Brandon Owens, resulting in a second spot kick. Movsisyan stepped up and converted with another low shot, this time sticking it inside the left post to bring the RSL lead to 4-0 at the interval.

The onset of the second half would see the visitors get one back from the spot themselves, set up in the 48th minute when Jordan was knocked off the ball with a hard shoulder inside the area by RSL DF Drew Van Wagenen to draw the opportunity from the spot, which Jordan himself converted with a low shot inside the right post to put LA on the board. The Galaxy got one from the run of play in the 67th minute, when Tudela’s well-placed effort from the top of the area got past Chris Seitz, cutting the lead in half at 4-2. But RSL would reclaim its three-goal lead in the 75th minute, when a quickly-played passing sequence between Cordoba and FW Robbie Findley ended with a chance for FW Adam Acosta, who buried a shot past Wicks to end the scoring at 5-2.

Match Facts

Real Salt Lake Reserves 5 : 2 LA Galaxy Reserves
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Quinn’s Junction – Park City, UT

Scoring Summary:
RSL – Yura Movsisyan 1 (Tino Nunez 1) 1
RSL – Kevin Reiman 1 (unassisted) 26
RSL – Matias Cordoba 2 (penalty kick) 31
RSL – Yura Movsisyan 2 (penalty kick) 46+
LA -Bryan Jordan 2 (penalty kick) 48
LA – Josh Tudela 1 (Mike Munoz) 67
RSL – Adam Acosta 1 (Matias Cordoba 1, Robbie Findley 1) 75

Misconduct Summary:
RSL – Brennan Tennelle (caution) 47
LA – Bryan Jordan (caution) 61

Real Salt Lake Reserves Line-up (4-4-2): GK-Kyle Reynish (Chris Seitz 45); DF-Nik Besagno, DF-Matias Mantilla (Drew Van Wagenen 45) (Zack DeFrancis 84), DF-David Horst, DF-Dustin Kirby; MF-Brennan Tennelle (Adam Acosta 63), MF-Kenny Cutler (Captain), MF-Matias Cordoba, MF-Kevin Reiman; FW-Yura Movsisyan (Robbie Findley 45), FW-Tino Nuñez

LA Galaxy Reserves Line-up (4-4-2): GK-Josh Wicks; DF-Raul Palomares, DF-Greg Folk, DF-Michael Gavin, DF-Julian Valentin; MF-Brandon Owens, MF-Peter Vagenas (Captain) (Vito Higgins 45), MF-Josh Tudela, MF-Bryan Jordan; FW-Israel Sesay, FW-Mike Munoz

Attendance: 100
Weather: Sunny & 48 degrees

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