Real Salt Lake U-15 3 – 3 Portland Timbers FC U-15
A 10-Man Real Salt Lake U-15 team played to a 3-3 draw in its first match against the Portland Timbers FC U-15s in the first match in the newly touted DA Cup Tournament. The draw came behind a brace from MF Anwar Ben Rhouma Torres and a dramatic stoppage-time goal from MF Aldo Carmona.
The RSL U-15s was shown a red card as GK Gavin Beavers rushed to stop an attack but came too far out of the box and handled the ball. Portland was able to convert the resulting freekick to take the lead before finding a second goal with some link-up play to get around the RSL U-15 defense. Torres pulled one back from the spot on a penalty kick and then again beautifully placed a freekick from more than 25-yards out into the top corner of the far post. Portland got a third near the end of the second half with a shot from a tight angle, but RSL leveled the scoring when Carmona cleaned up a deflected shot. Paired with heroics from GK Ramses Martinez, the Real Salt Lake U-15s were able to come away with the draw to open the season.
Real Salt Lake U-17 3 – 1 Portland Timbers FC U-17
The Real Salt Lake U-17 picked up a 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers FC U-17 on Sunday morning. FW Esequeil Coronel, MF Christian Nydegger, MF Ethan Calimpong each tallied a goal in the victory.
Real Salt Lake started the match strong as Coronel found the goal early in the 2nd minute, when he made a quick turn at the top of the box to put away the shot. Portland was able to get the equalizer through Jonathan Colunga in the 30th minute when he redirected a low pass across the face of goal. The RSL U-17s took two unanswered goals when Coronel looked to make a brace but his deflected shot landed at the feet of Nydegger, who converted easily. Hard work from DF Julian Lomeli led to Calimpong tucking away the final goal on the day as RSL finished 3-1 victors.
Real Salt Lake U-17 Lineup: Nicholas Bellini (Julian Lomeli), Esequiel Coronel, Jeffrey Dewsnup, Daniel Flores (Raffino Lanford), Morgan Marshall (Kevin Jimenez), Francisco Martinez, Kevin Mearse (Ethan Calimpong), Abel Mendoza, Christian Nydegger, Daniel Rojas, Sheldon Sackey
Subs Not Used: Hassan Gabo, Jazial Orozco, Jonathan Probst
Portland Timbers FC U-17 Lineup: Dylan Akau, Spencer Brown, Jonathan Colunga, Gerado Duran (Abraham Villalobos), Mitchell Ferguson, Luis Manzo (Tega Ikoba), Charles Matsumoto, Jesse Riodil (Lamar Hayes), Andre Saucedo-Avila (Cole Cruthers), Kevin Silva, Cullen Wilkerson (Tyson Nguyen)
Subs Not Used: Brian Cuevas, Chance Therrien
Real Salt Lake U-19 2 – 2 Portland Timbers FC U-19
In Sunday’s final match, the RSL U-19s played to a 2-2 draw with Portland Timbers FC U-19s. MF Alejandro Silva was the lone RSL goal scorer, notching a brace in the draw.
The contest started strong as RSL U-19 GK Christian Olivares was tested into a massive diving save, which he got one hand out to deflect from goal. MF Richard Ruiz again made a strong defensive clearance when Portland looked to beat Olivares off his line with a chip, but Ruiz came in to get a foot to block the goal to keep the early scoring level. Silva notched his first goal of the day when he latched onto the ball with a low right-footed shot that found the far corner of the net. Silva found his second goal when FW Denis Conte found the gaps in the Portland defense to find Silva where he again found the far netting for his brace. Portland’s John Foltyn III was able to pull one back quickly after Silva’s second goal when he netted a goal from a cross at a tight angle to beat Olivares. Before the final whistle blew, Dyson Clapier evened out the scoring late in the second half from a freekick opportunity that curled into the top of the near post.
Real Salt Lake U-19 Lineup: Christian Olivares; Austin Ciampini, Denis Conteh (Pablo Caparelli), Bod Davis, Nikolas Kizerian, Erwin Martinez, Bobby Pierre, Richard Ruiz, Alejandro Silva (Cesar Medina), Derrick Silva (Gabriel Sanchez)
Subs Not Used: Nicholas Douglas, Diego Fresquez, Brennan Klein, Daniel Rangel
Portland Timbers FC U-19 Lineup: Hunter Sulte; Masango Akale (John Foltyn III), Dyson Clapier, Max Elliot, Connor Evans, Caleb Kiner, Lorenzo Lopez, Marcel Salceda (Lukas Fisher), Eduardo Villagomez-Navav: (Eli Mones), Salvador Villegas Jr. (Andrew Labate), Issac Homer
Subs Not Used: Jeremey Ross, Danh Tran, Brian Cuevas