THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Real Salt Lake – Arizona U-15/16 Academy team continued its impressive run of form in 2014 defeating Real So Cal U-15/16, 1-0, on Sunday morning at Oak Park High School.
Josh Doughty scored the lone goal in the match while RSL-AZ goalkeeper Christian Herrera earned his 13th clean sheet on the season.
Doughty’s match winning goal was scored in the 7th minute when he collected a loose ball on top of the box and took a touch to his right before he unleashed a powerful shot that hit a defender and was then rerouted into the back of the net.
The match started to slow down after the goal and other than Diego Silva shot in the 19 minute, chances in the first half were limited for both sides.
After the restart the second half was more of the same. RSL-AZ U-15/16’s defense limited Real So Cal to minor chances and a shot from outside the box that was not threatening in the 51st minute. Silva, Danny Acosta and Fahot Yogol all had looks, but their shots missed the mark.
Real So Cal moved all their players forward in the final minutes, but it was not enough as the Claret-and-Cobalt held on for the victory which was RSL-AZ U-15/16’s 16th on the season in 20 matches played.
RSL-AZ U-15/16 will face Nomads SC on Sunday, April 6th at the Grande Sports World with kick off set for 1:30 PM.
-Real Salt Lake-AZ Academy Match Report-
Match:Real Salt Lake-AZ U-15/16 vs. Real So Cal U-15/16
Date: March 30th, 2014
Venue: Oak Park High School – Turf Field
Kickoff: 1:30 PM PT
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RSL-AZ – Josh Doughty – 7th minute
Real Salt Lake-AZ: Christian Herrera, Aaron Herrera, Nicholas LaMonica (Grant Livingston – 51), Miles Stray, Gavino Carranza, Fito Ovalle (Kris Fourcand – 67), Danny Acosta, Evan Waldrep (D.J. Villegas – 41), Alex Knox (Leo Fuchs – 41), Josh Doughty, Diego Silva (Fahot Yogol – 65)