CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – A five goal first half effort propelled Real Salt Lake U-17 to a 7-2 win over FC Dallas U-17 at the Grande Sports World on Friday night in the second leg of the 2013-14 Generation Adidas Cup Central Region.
Sebastian Saucedo turned in one of his best performances in Claret-and-Cobalt, scoring a first half brace and notching three assists. Saucedo opened RSL’s goal tally moments into the match when finished a Josh Doughty pass in the 2nd minute, and added a second goal before the half when he curled in a low free kick from the left-wing that took a bounce over a diving FC Dallas goalkeeper.
Saucedo recorded his first assist in the 26th minute when he played a though ball to Doughty from the left-wing and added a second before the half when he played to Tate Schmitt, who then danced around the FCD defense and finished far post. Saucedo’s notched his final assist in the 50th minute when his cross from a corner was headed into the goal by Miles Stray.
Evan Waldrep, who had arguably one of his best performances for the RSL Academy, scored a crucial goal in the 21st minute. With the match tied a 1, a stout defensive stop by Aaron Herrera sprang Doughty free down the right-wing. He dribbled forward and played to Waldrep, who finished near post.
Diego “Diablo” Silva scored RSL’s seventh and final goal in the 52nd minute when Waldrep’s shot was saved by the FCG goalkeeper, who failed to clear. Diego “Diablo” Silva ran up, pounced on the loose ball and tapped in an easy goal.
FCD scored a goal in each half, the first in the 13th minute, which was an equalizing goal. The second goal was in the 66th minute, but by that point RSL had a commanding six goal lead.
RSL will face Chicago Fire in the second to last Central Region match on Saturday night; kickoff set for 6:00 PM.
-Real Salt Lake Academy Match Report-
Match:Real Salt Lake U-17 Academy team vs. FC Dallas U-17 Academy team
Date: February 14, 2014
Competition: 2013-14 Generation Adidas Cup
Venue: Grande Sports World
Kickoff: 8:00 PM MT
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake U-17 5 2 7
FC Dallas U-17 1 1 2
RSL – Sebastian Saucedo (assist: Josh Doughty) – 2nd minute
FCD – Christian Ramirez – 13th minute
RSL – Evan Waldrep (assist: Josh Doughty) – 21st minute
RSL – Josh Doughty (assist: Sebastian Saucedo) – 26th minute
RSL – Sebastian Saucedo – 33rd minute
RSL – Tate Schmitt (assist: Sebastian Saucedo) – 34th minute
RSL – Miles Stray (assist: Sebastian Saucedo) – 50th minute
RSL – Diego “Diablo” Silva – 52nd minute
FCD – Alejandro Martinez – 66th minute
Real Salt Lake: Christian Herrera, Aaron Herrera (Alex Knox – 52), Justen Glad, Miles Stray, Gavino Carranza, Danny Acosta, Evan Waldrep, Josh Doughty (Kris “Haiti” Fourcand – 57), Tate Schmitt (D.J. Villegas- 57), Sebastian Saucedo, Diego “Diablo” Silva (Fahot Yogol – 57)
FC Dallas: Alex Lim (Irvin Dominguez – 41), Christian Ramirez (Duncan James – 73), Phillip Ponder, Coy Craft (Luis Garza – 54), Alejandro Martinez, Ryan Barlow (Juan Pablo Manticelli – 41), Pablo Ocampo, Maatthew Karasinski, Martin Salas, Caleb Young (Juan Ramirez – 54), Eric Davies