Real Salt Lake 2, New York Red Bulls 1
Real Salt Lake opened their 2010 SUM U-17 Cup with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls Friday night.
New York’s bruising defense controlled the game early. Its offense, run by dynamic midfielder Russell Canouse, made its presence felt when Brandon Allen fired a shot past RSL goalkeeper Carson Elliot in the ninth minute to give New York a 1-0.
RSL persevered, though, and it paid off in a big way when Richard Velasco equalized late in the first half. The comeback was sealed by an incredible left-footed shot off the right post from 18 yards out by Maikon Orellana.
Real Salt Lake (1-0) vs. New York Red Bulls (0-1)
2010 SUM U-17 Cup – Group D
July 23, 2010 –- Centennial Park, Friendswood TX
NY — Brandon Allen 1 (unassisted) 9
RSL — Richard Velasco 1 (unassisted) 30
RSL — Maikon Orellana 1 (unassisted) 35
Real Salt Lake — Carson Elliot, Tanner Clay, Cole Nagy (John Taylor), Nick Semintendi (Zander Rados), Matt Gay (Richard Haddock), Junior Jbopau (Aaron Caprio), Richard Velasco (Austin Jex), Eric Christiansen, Julio Alcaron, Maikon Orellana (Antonio Murillo), Phanuel Kavita.
New York Red Bulls — Jake Wagmeister, Adam Najem (Tommy Haskel), Brandon Allen, Christian Johnson, Ross Tetro, Russell Canouse, Kyle Roach, Bolu Akinyode (Eric Lagg), Brandon Alvarado (Luis Munoz), Oscar Gonzalez, Ethan Decker (Diego Ceron).