Soccer Recap: Eric Carbajal brace lifts RSL-AZ U-17/18 over Strikers FC U-17/18

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18 showcased their perseverance on Saturday, coming back to win 2-1 after a poor first half of soccer in which they went a man and a goal down.

The first half couldn’t have gone much worse for RSL-AZ, as Strikers FC looked to have taken a commanding lead following the sending off of Damian German after a second yellow card and a 32nd minute Tommy Levasseur goal.

RSL-AZ Head Coach Martin Vasquez made crucial adjustments in the second half, bringing on Corey Baird who assisted on an Eric Carbajal goal in the 58th minute to level the game at one goal apiece.

Less than ten minutes later, RSL-AZ’s Jose Hernandez was brought down in the box for a penalty. Eric Carbajal converted the penalty kick, giving Real Salt Lake AZ the go-ahead and eventual game-winning goal from the spot.

Check back later today to see how Real Salt Lake-AZ U-17/18 fared against Pateadores U-17/18.

Scoring Summary

Strikers FC U-17/18

32’ – Tommy Levasseur

Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18

58’ – Eric Carbajal
66’ – Eric Carbajal


Strikers FC U-17/18

Anthony Badea
Indiana Fuller
Josue Garcia
Dakota Havlick
Tommy Hogan (Isacc Campos, 55’)
Jackson Kerins
Tommy Levasseur (Pablo Capetillo, 69’)
Salvador Magallon
Danny Moreno
Marlon Nava
Henry Ramirez

Unused Substitutes: Matthew Locklear, Zen Roten

Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18

Luis Barraza
Matthias Binder
Eric Carbajal (Pato Yrizar, 80’)
Adam Ferguson (Corey Baird, 46’)
Damian German
Sam Gleadle (David Villegas, 65’)
Jose Hernandez
Erik Holt
Te Hudson-Wihongi
Grant Livingston
Luis Lopez

Unused Substitutes: Chase Bishov, Tevin Lowe, Trent Lowe


Strikers FC U-17/18

Yellow – Danny Moreno

Real Salt Lake AZ U-17/18

Yellow – Damian German
2nd Yellow – Damian German
Yellow – Grant Livingston