CARSON, Calif. – The Real Salt Lake Reserves (1-2-4, 7 points) gave up a first half goal to fall 1-0 to USL PRO's LA Galaxy II (14-7-5, 47 points) at StubHub Center’s Track & Field Stadium on Wednesday.
LA Galaxy II scored the game's lone goal in the 20th minute through FW Charlie Rugg. Galaxy II MF Andre Auras started the play, sending a free kick into the box that Rugg headed past RSL GK Lalo Fernandez for the lead.
Shortly into the second half, Auras nearly doubled the score on a free kick from just outside the 18 yard box. Rugg was fouled on the edge of the area, and Auras stepped up and launched a shot that had Fernandez beat, but the shot bounced off the goalpost and out of play.
In goal, Los Dos earned a shutout behind Cody Laurendi and Brian Perk, each putting in a half for Galaxy II, to hold holding Real Salt Lake scoreless. Galaxy II defense held the Claret-and-Cobalt to just five shots the entire match.
The Real Salt Lake first team returns MLS action on Saturday, when it heads to California to take on San Jose Earthquakes at 8:30 p.m. MT. Saturday’s match will be broadcast locally on CW30, ESPN 700 AM and 102.3 La Gran D FM.
REAL SALT LAKE RESERVES 0-1 LA GALAXY II
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
TRACK & FIELD STADIUM
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake Reserves 0 0 0
LA Galaxy II 1 0 1
LA – Charlie Rugg (Andre Auras) – 20’
LA – Andre Auras (Yellow; Foul) – 14’
RSL – Cole Grossman (Yellow; Foul) – 20’
RSL – Aaron Maund (Yellow; Foul) – 56’
Shots: RSL 5-9 LA
Shots on Goal: RSL 3-5 LA
Saves: RSL 5-3 LA
Fouls: RSL 8-15 LA
Corner Kicks: RSL 1-5 LA
Offside: RSL 4-1 LA
Real Salt Lake Reserves (4-1-2-1-2): Lalo Fernandez; Aaron Maund, Justin Glad, Carlos Salcedo (Miles Stray*, 60’), Rich Balchan (Erin Holt*, 45’); Cole Grossman, Sebastian Velasquez, Danny Acosta, Jose Hernandez* (Benji Lopez, 60’), Devon Sandoval, Sebastian Saucedo (Evan Waldrep*, 71’)
*Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy Player
LA Galaxy II (4-4-2): Cody Laurendi (Brian Perk, 45’); Joe Franco, Lee Nishanian, Brad Diallo, Jason Bli; Dragan Stojkov, Bradford Jamieson IV (Travis Bowen, 59’), Jaime Villareal (Alejandro Courrubias, 72’), Andre Auras; Charlie Rugg (Kainoa Bailey, 88’), Jack McBean (Elijah Martin, 90’)
Substitutes not used: Logan Emory