SAN DIEGO – Real Salt Lake U-16 extended its unbeaten streak to eleven matches following their two goal shutout win over Southwest Division foes Nomads SC U-16 on Sunday afternoon.
The shutout was RSL’s ninth through thirteen USSDA league matches, in which the Claret-and-Cobalt has scored thirty goals. RSL U-16 is tied for second in the U-16 age group in goals against with six.
Evan Waldrep scored his first league goal and broke the scoreless deadlock in the 25th-minute on a volleyed shot from outside the box. A cross came in from the right-wing and bounced around before Sebastian Saucedo fired from close range. The ball bounced out to Waldrep, who finished far post.
RSL looked to double their lead and shots by Josh Doughty and Sebastian Saucedo in the closing minutes of first half were saved by the Nomads goalkeeper.
After the restart, RSL continued to assert their dominance and doubled their lead in the 61st-minute on a penalty from Saucedo, who was taken down in the box when he cut in from the middle.
RSL goalkeeper Christian Herrera had a quite day, but came up big when it mattered. In the 47th-minute a Nomads forward broke through the RSL backline. Herrera ran off his line, made himself big, and smothered the shot.
The Nomads ‘keeper continued to impress and stopped a deadly shot by Tate Schmitt in the 69th-minute, which was the final shot for either side.
-Real Salt Lake Academy Match Report-
Match:Real Salt Lake U-16 vs. Nomads SC U-16
Date: February 23, 2014
Venue: San Diego Polo Club
Kickoff: 2:30 PM MT
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake U-16 1 1 2
Nomads SC U-16 0 0 0
RSL – Evan Waldrep – 25th minute
RSL – Sebastian Saucedo – 45th minute
Real Salt Lake: Christian Herrera, Alex Knox (Aaron Herrera – 65), Justen Glad, Gavino Carranza, Diego Silva, Evan Waldrep, Danny Acosta, D.J. Villegas (Tate Schmitt – 41), Josh Doughty (Jesus Avelar – 72), Fahot Yogol (Terrell Lowe – 41), Sebastian Saucedo (Tyler Feeley – 76)