SAN JOSE, Calif. – Real Salt Lake topped the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 in Reserve League play on Monday at the Earthquakes Training Facility in San Jose.
Real Salt Lake Reserves (1-0-0, 3 pts.) put the lone goal on the board in the 42nd minute as Joao Plata found Devon Sandoval with an open look at the net. Sandoval slotted the ball past Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham for the game winner.
San Jose (0-1-0) had a few chances in the second half including an opportunity in the 51st minute. Alexandre Gonzalez Emerson broke free down the sideline, beating his defender before firing a shot that sailed just wide.
The Earthquakes return to Reserve League play on Monday, April 15 against the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field.
San Jose Earthquakes 0:1 Real Salt Lake
March 4, 2012 – Earthquakes Training Facility in San Jose, Calif.
RSL – Devon Sandoval (Joao Plata) 42
SJ – Gonzalez (caution) 70
RSL – Yordany Alverez (caution) 74
SJ – Alexandre Gonzalez Emerson (caution) 90
San Jose Earthquakes Reserves – David Bingham, Peter McGlynn, Nana Attakora, ^Josh Suggs, ^Colin Mitchell, Cordell Cato (*Christian Cruz, 68), Brad Ring ©, ^Abu Tommy, Sam Garza (*Tren Biswell, 68), Adam Jahn (Elisama Padilla*, 74), Alexandre Gonzalez Emerson.
Statistics: Shots: 2; Shots on Goal: 1; Saves: 4; Fouls: 16; Corner Kicks: 5; Offside: 1.
Real Salt Lake Reserves – Josh Saunders, Rich Balchan, Aaron Maund, Carlos Salcedo, Lovel Palmer, Yordany Alvarez ©, Cole Grossman, Enzo Martinez (David Viana, 70), Johm Stertzer, Devon Sandoval, Joao Plata (Olmes Garcia, 45).
Statistics: Shots: 7; Shots on Goal: 5; Saves: 1; Fouls: 12; Corner Kicks: 4; Offside: 3.
*San Jose Earthquakes Academy player