SAN JOSE, Calif. – Three different players found the scoresheet in a 3-0 San Jose Earthquakes win against the Colorado Rapids in Reserve League play on Sunday at the Earthquakes Training Facility.
Cordell Cato broke through with the game’s first goal in the 38th minute. Colin Mitchell located Mehdi Ballouchy with a throw in on the near sideline, allowing the Moroccan midfielder to play a pass over the top of Colorado’s back line. The well-placed through ball met Cato in stride at the top of the box. The speedy winger took a touch past Rapids goalkeeper Steward Ceus and slotted his shot into an empty net.
Danchrisandre Delgado, an unsigned second-round 2013 MLS SuperDraft pick out of the University of San Diego, was next to find the net. He started the play with a pass to Tommy Thompson on the right side of the box. Thompson cut back and immediately sent the ball back to Delgado, who created his own space with a touch before calmly finishing from close range in the 73rd minute.
Mike Fucito capped the scoring with a blast from the edge of the area five minutes later. Sam Garza received a pass from Thompson in the middle of the field and then chipped a pass over Colorado’s back line to Fucito to set up the goal.
Thompson, an Earthquakes Academy product, started and played 73 minutes. He is the club’s first Academy player to record an assist in a Reserve League match. The young attacker is committed to play for defending NCAA champion Indiana next fall.
San Jose returns to Reserve League play against Real Salt Lake on Sunday, June 2 at America First Field. Kickoff is 11 a.m. PT.
San Jose Earthquakes (1-3-0, 3 pts.) 3:0 Colorado Rapids (1-4-1, 4 pts.)
May 19, 2013 – Earthquakes Training Facility
Scoring Summary: SJ – Cordell Cato (Mehdi Ballouchy, Colin Mitchell) 38; SJ – Danchrisandre Delgado (Tommy Thompson) 73; Mike Fucito (Sam Garza, Tommy Thompson) 78.
Misconduct Summary: None.
San Jose Earthquakes – David Bingham, Peter McGlynn, Brad Ring, Dan Gargan, Colin Mitchell (*Andrew Raven 46), Cordell Cato, Sam Garza, Mehdi Ballouchy (Mike Fucito 46), Shea Salinas, ^Tommy Thompson (*Anthony Salciccia 80), Marcus Tracy (*Danchrisandre Delgado 55).
Substitutes Not Used: Evan Newton.
TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; SAVES: 4; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDES: 5; CORNER KICKS: 2.
Colorado Rapids – Steward Ceus, Davy Armstrong, Brenton Griffiths, *Arturo Avila, Kory Kindle, Dillon Serna, Nick LaBrocca (^Isaac Martinez 75), Anthony Wallace (^Ricardo Perez 82), Tony Cascio, Kevin Harbottle, Kamani Hill.
Substitutes Not Used: Larry Jackson, Alex Braman.
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; SAVES: 2; FOULS: 8; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3.
* Academy Player
^ Guest Player