RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Real Salt Lake – Arizona U-15/16 rolled to a 4-0 win over Southwest Division foes Arsenal FC U-15/16 on Saturday afternoon at Riverside Community College.
D.J. Villegas scored for RSL-AZ in the first half while Diego “Diablo” Silva, Josh Doughty and Leo Fuchs all found the back of the net in the second half.
Villegas opened up the scoring for the Claret-and-Cobalt in the 26th-minute when Miles Stray, on the right-wing, sent in a low cross. Villegas got a header on the ball, which slipped through the ‘keepers hands and into the back of the net for his fourth goal in his last five matches.
Silva looked to add another goal before the half when he started a run from deep inside RSL-AZ U-15/16’s half. He cut through Arsenal FC’s defense and dribbled through four players before he rounded the ‘keeper and fired a shot near post. An Arsenal defender recovered and slipped on the goalline extending his arm. Silva’s shot hit the players arm, but no call was made and the half was called moments later.
In an almost mirror copy of the play before the half, Silva scored RSL U-15/16’s second goal in the 45th-minute on a through ball from Evan Waldrep. Silva rounded the ‘keeper and finished far post. Doughty scored his 9th goal on the season in the 60th-minute when he finished a pass from Danny Acosta with his left foot.
Leo Fuchs closed out RSL-AZ U-15/16’s on potential Goal of the Year nominee. Terrell Lowe charged down the left-wing and lofted a cross to the back post to an unmarked Fuchs, who calmly waited for the ball and smashed a volley into the upper post for his first career academy goal.
Up next for the RSL-AZ U-15/16 is Real So Cal Thousand Oaks with kick off set for 1:30 PM.
-Real Salt Lake-AZ Academy Match Report-
Match:Real Salt Lake-AZ U-15/16 vs. Arsenal FC U-15/16
Date: March 29th, 2014
Venue: Riverside Community College – Norco Camp – Stadium Field (Turf)
Kickoff: 12:30 PM PT
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RSL-AZ – D.J. Villegas (assist: Miles Stray) – 86th minute
RSL-AZ – Diego “Diablo” Silva (assist: Evan Waldrep) – 86th minute
RSL-AZ – Josh Doughty (assist: Danny Acosta) – 86th minute
RSL-AZ – Leo Fuchs (assist: Terrell Lowe) – 86th minute
Real Salt Lake-AZ: Christian Herrera, Nicholas LaMonica, Miles Stray, Gavino Carranza, Aaron Herrera, Danny Acosta, Alex Knox (Kris Fourcand – 70), Diego Silva (Leo Fuchs – 70), Evan Waldrep (Terrell Lowe – 70), Josh Doughty (Tyler Feeley – 70), DJ Villegas (Fito Ovalle – 53)