Soccer Recap: RSL-AZ U-17/18 concede late goal, draw Vancouver Whitecaps FC

COQUITLAM, BC – Eric Carbajal’s 19th goal of the season looked to be enough for Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy U-17/18 to clinch first place in the Southwest Division, but a 96th minute goal for Vancouver scored by Matthew Chow ended the game in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Following a scoreless first half, Corey Baird assisted on the Eric Carbajal goal in the 65th minute, giving RSL-AZ the 1-0 lead. The team looked sure to come away with the three points after going deep into stoppage time without conceding, but Matthew Chow scored in the 96th minute off a cross to the back post, evening up the game at 1-1 and delaying RSL-AZ’s chance to clinch the Southwest Division.

Real Salt Lake-Arizona U-17/18 travelled to Portland on Sunday to take on the Portland Timbers at the Timbers Training Facility with another opportunity to wrap up the Southwest Division. Check back tomorrow for the match report for the U-17/18 team’s final game of the regular season.

Scoring Summary

Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-17/18

96’ – Matthew Chow

Real Salt Lake-Arizona U-17/18

65’ – Eric Carbajal


Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-17/18

Nike Azuma
Mark Baldisimo
Evangelos Boucas
Marco Carducci
Matthew Chow
Jordan Haynes
Mason James (Dario Zanatta, 70’)
Kyle Jones
Ali Musse
Nicholas Prasad
Rares Serban

Unused Substitutes: William Diaz

Real Salt Lake-Arizona U-17/18

Corey Baird
Luis Barraza
Eric Carbajal
Damian German
Sam Gleadle
Erik Holt
Te Hudson-Wihongi
Dillon Nino
Moises Rodriguez
Sebastian Saucedo (Matthias Binder, 75’)

Unused Substitutes: Adam Ferguson, Jack Gayton, Christian Herrera, Grant Livingston, Luke Novick


Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-17/18

Yellow – Mark Baldisimo
Yellow – Mason James

Real Salt Lake-Arizona U-17/18

Yellow – Damian German
Yellow – Dillon Nino