VANCOUVER, BC – The Real Salt Lake Reserves (2-1-1, 7 points, West #1) lost its first game of the Reserve League season on Sunday, falling 2-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves (1-0-0, 3 points, West #4) at UBC Thunderbird Stadium.
Goals in either half from DF Jordan Harvey and MF Erik Hurtado gave the ‘Caps the victory.
Harvey put Vancouver on top in the 44th minute. FW Kekuta Manneh swung a free kick into the box to FW Tommy Heinemann, whose deflected header fell to Harvey, who slammed home from close range.
The Claret-and-Cobalt had a good chance to equalize in the 64th. MF Enzo Martinez wriggled free in the area and hit a hard shot on net that Vancouver GK Brad Knighton smartly saved.
Hurtado sealed the game for Whitecaps FC in the 85th minute, when he collected MF Matt Watson’s long ball and beat two RSL defenders before coolly slotting home past Claret-and-Cobalt GK Josh Saunders.
RSL DF Chris Wingert played the full 90 minutes on Sunday. Wingert has yet to appear in a MLS regular season match while recovering from a right foot fracture suffered in December.
The Real Salt Lake Reserves will return to action on Monday, April 22, when they’ll take on USL Pro side Phoenix FC at Rio Tinto Stadium. Tickets to the April 22 match are $8 for Real Salt Lake Pride Season Ticket Holders and $12 for the general public. Fans can purchase tickets at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, online or over the phone at 801-727-2700.
RSL will return to MLS action next Saturday, April 20, when it will host Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium.
REAL SALT LAKE RESERVES 0–2 VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC RESERVES
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013
UBC THUNDERBIRD STADIUM
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake 0 0 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 1 2
VAN – Jordan Harvey – 44’
VAN – Erik Hurtado – 85’
VAN – Gershon Koffie – 27’
Shots: Vancouver 10 - Real Salt Lake 12
Shots on Goal: Vancouver 3 - Real Salt Lake 6
Saves: Vancouver 6 - Real Salt Lake 1
Fouls: Vancouver 4 - Real Salt Lake 8
Offside: Vancouver 1 - Real Salt Lake 2
Corners: Vancouver 11 - Real Salt Lake 1
Real Salt Lake Reserves (4-1-2-1-2) – Josh Saunders; Abdoulie Mansally (Rich Balchan, 46’), Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Aaron Maund, Chris Wingert; Carlos Salcedo (Andrew Brody*, 78’); Enzo Martinez, Khari Stephenson (Coco Navarro*, 78’); John Stertzer; Olmes Garcia (David Viana, 46’), Devon Sandoval
Substitutes Not Used: Jeff Attinella (GK)
*Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy player
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-4-2) – Brad Knighton; Greg Klazura, Ethen Sampson*, Johnny Leveron, Jordan Harvey (C); Gershon Koffie, Aminu Abdallah*** (Bryce Alderson, 62’), Matt Watson, Erik Hurtado; Tommy Heinemann (Caleb Clarke, 79’), Kekuta Manneh (Omar Salgado, 69’)
Substitutes Not Used: Simon Thomas, Sam Adekugbe**, Adam Clement
*Whitecaps FC U-23 player; **Whitecaps FC Academy player; ***Trialist
Referee: Paul Ward