RSL Reserves Fall 0-1 to Houston


Early Goal by Mike Chabala Lifts Dynamo Reserve to Second Win in 2011, RSL Reserves to Second Straight Defeat


SANDY, Utah (Saturday, May 14, 2011) – The MLS Reserve League sides for Real Salt Lake and the Houston Dynamo met for a late evening kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium that saw the Dynamo emerge victorious 1-0 courtesy of an early goal by defender Mike Chabala. Houston forward Jason Garey garnered the game-winning assist on the 14th minute play after passing to Chabala, who chipped RSL goalkeeper Kyle Reynish from the edge of the penalty arc for what turned out to be the game’s lone tally. Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric tallied a shutout on the evening thanks to his five-save effort.

With the result, Houston notched its second win in Reserve League play in three contests, while Real Salt Lake’s second straight defeat brought its record to 1-3-0. Both squads will face off against FC Dallas for their next match in Reserve League action, with RSL playing the “Hoops” next Sunday, May 22, at Pizza Hut Park (following first-team match), while the Dynamo will host the intra-Texas affair against Dallas on Sunday, May 29 (10:00 a.m. CT). 

Real Salt Lake Reserves Notes

  • Midfielder Nelson González will be ineligible for Real Salt Lake’s next Reserve League contest after picking up a red card late in Saturday night’s contest.
  • Midfielder Luis Gil and forward Donny Toia saw their last action with Real Salt Lake before they embark on a training camp with the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team in Vichy, France, from May 15-20. The pair of youngsters will travel overseas tomorrow for the six-day stay that will include friendlies against their French counterparts on Tuesday and Thursday. Following that trip, Toia will return to the Claret-and-Cobalt, while Gil will remain in Europe, trekking down to Portugal to join the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team for the Lisbon International Tournament from May 25-28.
  • Real Salt Lake called up four members of its RSL-Arizona Academy squad for tonight’s Reserve League fixture – Julio Alcaron, David Flores, Maikon Orellana and Ricardo Velazco. Flores and Orellana started for the RSL Reserves at left midfielder and forward, respectively, while Velazco replaced Orellana up top in the 62nd minute.
  • The RSL Reserves will continue their busy early-season schedule next Sunday, May 22, when they will take on their counterparts from FC Dallas. Like tonight’s contest, the Reserve League fixture will follow the first-team match-up between the two squads, with kickoff at Pizza Hut Park set to take place at approximately 8:30 p.m. CT (local) / 9:30 p.m. MT.




SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011



Goals by Period                                1          2          F

Real Salt Lake (1-3-0, 3pts.)             0          0          0

Houston Dynamo (2-1-0, 6 pts.)      1          0          1


Scoring Summary:

HOU – Mike Chabala 1 (Jason Garey 1) 14


Misconduct Summary:

RSL -- Donny Toia (caution; Reckless Tackle) 4
HOU -- Jermaine Taylor (caution; Reckless Tackle) 44
RSL -- Conor Chinn (caution; Persistent Infringement) 49
HOU -- Chance Bergen (caution; Reckless Foul) 73
HOU -- Jason Garey (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 93+
RSL -- Jean Alexandre (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 93+
RSL -- Nelson González (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 93+

Real Salt Lake Reserves -- Kyle Reynish; Tony Beltran, Rauwshan McKenzie, Chris Schuler, Donny Toia; Nelson González, Jean Alexandre, David Flores*, Luis Gil; Conor Chinn, Maikon Orellana* (Ricardo Velazco* 62)

Substitutes Not Used: Tim Melia (GK), Julio Alarcon*, Collen Warner


Houston Dynamo Reserves – Tyler Deric; Kofi Sarkodie, Eddie Robinson, Jermaine Taylor (Francisco Navas Cobo 46), Jordan Graye; Alex Dixon, Mike Chabala, Je-Vaughn Watson, Josue Soto; Koke (Chance Bergen* 46), Jason Garey

Substitutes Not Used: Calen Carr, Bryan Celis*, Christian Gonzalez*, Miguel Zapata*


* = Denotes RSL-Arizona Academy or Houston Dynamo Academy players


Referee: Mark Declouet

Assistant Referees: Brad Jensen, Hamed Sadeghi,

Fourth Referee: Brandon Major

Weather: Cloudy, 53 degrees

All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial