Generation adidas Cup 2014: Dramatic goal propels Real Salt Lake to shootout win vs. Stoke City on Day 2

FC Dallas and San Jose battle in the Generation adidas Cup

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Scott Brown / FC Dallas

FRISCO, Texas — After two days of play at the 2014 Generation adidas Cup, no teams have clinched a spot in Friday's semifinals, but Tuesday's games still yielded plenty of standout performances and drama. The nightcap between Real Salt Lake and Stoke City provided the most theatrics, with the teams trading goals in the final minute and stoppage time before Real Salt Lake won an emotional shootout to gain an extra point in the standings.

Most teams will have an off day on Wednesday, but the Colorado Rapids and Flamengo will make up their postponed game at 3 pm. The tournament will resume in full on Thursday with the final set of group games. MLSsoccer.com's broadcast coverage will continue with the New York Red Bulls taking on Flamengo at 9 pm ET.

Here’s a recap of the Day 2 action:

International Division

Real Salt Lake 2, Stoke City 2 (Real Salt Lake won shootout 4-2)

With just 13 players available due to a red card on Monday, Stoke City opened the scoring in the sixth minute when powerful forward Charles Weston-Hayles got on to the end of a long ball. Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Christian Herrera dove at his feet to knock the ball away, but Belgium youth international Julien Ngoy followed up with a blast from outside the penalty area to give Stoke the early lead.

Real Salt Lake stepped up their pressure all over the field in the second half, and it paid off in the 55th minute. Josh Doughty tried to feed a cutting Tate Schmitt at the top of the penalty area, and the ball was deflected into the box, where substitute Leo Fuchs unleashed a ferocious shot to the top right corner. Fuchs and his teammates celebrated in front of the bleachers where players from a Utah youth club, La Roca Futbol Club, were sitting. Having produced four players in the RSL squad and proud of their roots, the Utahns, in town to compete in the Dallas Cup, broke out in a chorus of RSL anthem "Believe" after the celebration.

Salt Lake dominated the entire second half, but in the 70th and final minute, Stoke City earned a free kick on the left wing. Kyren Hamilton floated the free kick beyond the far post, where defender Lewis Banks headed it back toward the edge of the six-yard box. Weston-Hayles turned and powered it into the net for his second goal of the tournament. Weston-Hayles and his teammates also ran toward the La Roca players in the bleachers with arms raised, celebrating what appeared to be the game-winning goal. But in the third minute of stoppage time, recent Homegrown Player signing Justen Glad sent a long ball toward Schmitt on the right wing. He broke into the penalty area, cut around one defender and unleashed a left-footed shot that was deflected but rolled just across the goal line, tying the game with what turned out to be the final kick of regulation and touching off a wild celebration.

WIth the most important job -- denying Stoke City the full three points -- accomplished, Real Salt Lake turned its attention to the shootout, where Christian Herrera made one save and Aaron Herrera converted the final shot in a 4-2 win. La Roca players stormed the field, converging with the Real Salt Lake players in a yelling, leaping mass in one penalty area, a jubilant finish to the tournament's second day of action.

Stoke City (1-0-1) vs. Real Salt Lake (1-0-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group B

April 15, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 4, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
STK -- Julien Ngoy 1 (unassisted) 6
RSL -- Leo Fuchs 1 (unassisted) 55
STK -- Charles Weston-Hayles 2 (Lewis Banks 2, Kyren Hamilton 1) 70
RSL -- Tate Schmitt 1 (Justen Glad 1) 73+

Stoke City -- Tommy Dyche, Lewis Banks, Josh Williams, Theo Vassell, Toby Wells, Johnville Renee-Pringle, Daniel Jarvis, Ollie Shenton, Theo Brierley, Julien Ngoy (Kyren Hamilton 43), Charles Weston-Hayles.

Real Salt Lake -- Christian Herrera, Aaron Herrera, Justen Glad, Miles Stray, Gavino Carranza (Tate Schmitt 36), Danilo Acosta (D.J. Villegas 55), Fito Ovalle, Sebastian Saucedo, Evan Waldrep (Leo Fuchs 47), Diego Silva, Josh Doughty.

Penalty Shootout - Real Salt Lake 4, Stoke City 2

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

LA Galaxy 2, Toronto FC 1

Having been outscored 3-0 in their first 115 minutes of the tournament, the LA Galaxy rallied for two goals in the final 20 minutes to keep their championship hopes alive. Toronto took a 1-0 lead early in the second half when Tomasz Balicki set up the influential Luca Uccello with a through ball.

But the Galaxy brought on US U-18 international Jorge Ruiz, a former Generation adidas Cup champion at the U-15 level with Chivas USA, and high-scoring Dylan Smith just after Toronto's goal. The moves paid instant dividends, as Ruiz tied the game in the 53rd minute and then set up Smith on a lethal counter-attack in the 57th minute, with Smith firing home from the top of the penalty area to put the Galaxy in front.

Toronto FC (0-2) vs. LA Galaxy (1-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group B

April 15, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 8, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
TFC -- Luca Uccello 1 (Tomasz Balicki 1) 45
LA -- Jorge Ruiz 1 (unassisted) 53
LA -- Dylan Smith 1 (Jorge Ruiz 1) 57

Toronto FC -- Michael Uccello, Steven Furlano (Aidan Daniels 65), Koosha Nazemi, Mateo Restrepo, Marcus Godinho, Liam Fraser, Nicolas Osorio (Alexander Pena 36), Luca Uccello, Malik Johnson, Tomasz Balicki, Jordan Montoya.

LA Galaxy -- Bennett Sneddon, Bilal Abdallah, Brian O’Hara, Elan Koenig, Alex Ramos (Danny Huizar 50), Ethan Zubak (Dylan Smith 46), Johnathan Ramirez (Juan Orozco 57), Chris Segovia (Enrique Bustamante 53), Marc Calderon (Jorge Ruiz 46), Rey Ortiz, Adrian Vera.

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

New York Red Bulls 1, Colorado Rapids 0

The New York Red Bulls moved into first place in Group A with a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids, but it did not come easily. As in its opening game, New York controlled much of play but struggled to create clear-cut scoring chances.

Turning up the pressure in the second half, forward Ethan Lochner was denied by a diving stop from Colorado goalkeeper Tucker Schneider in the 45th minute. But just one minute later, the Red Bulls switched the ball to the left side of the penalty area, and wing Jerel Blades laid the ball back to the top of the box, where Monday's hero, Chris Flores, fired a left-footed shot into the lower right corner of the net for the only goal the Red Bulls needed.

New York Red Bulls (1-0-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (0-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group A

April 15, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 7, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
NY -- Chris Flores 2 (Jerel Blades 1) 46

New York Red Bulls -- Tomas Lapinas, Kyle Duncan, Mason Deeds, Henry Martin, Ruben Barreto (Marcello Borges 36), Jerel Blades (Ryan  Mingachos 60), Matt Olosunde, Kyle Zajec (Breno Lustosa 69), Gideon Metrikin, Chris Flores (Jared Gilbey 70), Ethan Lochner (Rafael Terci 52).

Colorado Rapids -- Tucker Schneider, Elijah Mwenebitu (Greer Solarte 69), Quentin Pearson, William Herzl, Christopher Reichman, Elias Helbig (Anthony Rosales 53), Sam Raben, Kyle Ericson (Blake Moncur 49), Miles Chow, Nathan Braaten, J.T. Grover.

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Seattle Sounders 1, Flamengo 1 (Seattle won shootout 5-3)

Flamengo only arrived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area early Tuesday morning after their initial flight from Brazil was canceled, forcing the postponement of their scheduled tournament opener on Monday. The Brazilian club looked anything but tired against Seattle, however, controlling much of the game with mature skill and passing.

Although wing Jean opened the scoring in the 12th minute, Flamengo never added to its lead, and Seattle hung around. The Sounders tied the game when wing Connor Noblat broke in from the right corner and fed forward Victor Mansaray, who controlled the ball and fired home at the near post in the game's final minutes.

Seattle then won the shootout, with goalkeeper R.J. Noll diving to his left to stop the opening shot and five Sounders coolly converting theirs.

Seattle Sounders (0-0-2) vs. Flamengo (0-0-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group A

April 15, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 4, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
FLA -- Jean 1 (Matheus Savio 1) 12
SEA -- Victor Mansaray 1 (Connor Noblat 1) 65

Seattle Sounders -- R.J. Noll, Kasey French, Tosh Samkange, Connor Thompson, Kees Westra, Lorenzo Ramos, Harrison Kurtz (John Dale 55), Diego Silvas, Connor Noblat, Victor Mansaray, Ryan Schaefer (Joseph Hafferty 64).

Flamengo -- Gabriel, Luis Rocha, Wellington (Rafael 52), Arthur, Victor Lindenberg, Lucas Santos, Luã (Leonardo Cereja 52), Matheus Savio, Michel (Pepe 52), Jean (Patrick 68), Felipe Vizeu (Diego 69).

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

San Jose Earthquakes 1, FC Dallas 1 (Dallas won shootout 4-2)

Trying to rebound from the disappointment of Monday's scoreless tie against Chivas Guadalajara, San Jose got off to a great start on Tuesday when forward Pablo Gervacio converted from a close-range scramble after a corner kick.

The Earthquakes never added to their lead, however, and host club FC Dallas responded in the second half when Christian Ramirez bent in an excellent free kick from the right, and substitute center back Juan Pablo Monticelli came flying through the penalty area to pound in a header and tie the score. In the shootout, Dallas converted four of their five shots to take the extra point and extend their lead in Group C.

San Jose Earthquakes (0-0-2) vs. FC Dallas (1-0-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group C

April 15, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 7, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
SJ -- Pablo Gervacio 1 (unassisted) 2
DAL -- Juan Pablo Monticelli 1 (Christian Ramirez 1) 56

San Jose Earthquakes -- Remi Prieur, Rhys Pak (Yousef Diyab 70+), Jorge Lara, Shane Penner, Jamal Bernardez (Ivan Valencia 70+), Rei Dorwart (Alex Fluitt 44), Jonathan Partida, Kevin Perez (Rory Birse 51), Philip Hausen, Amir Bashti, Pablo Gervacio (Kaya Fabbretti 48).

FC Dallas -- Charlie Furrer, Eric Davies, Philip Ponder, Pablo Ocampo (Juan Pablo Monticelli 36), Alexander Lim (Daniel Kiser 55), Martin Salas, Alejandro Martinez (Duncan James 48), Ryan Barlow (Carlos Molina 51), Luis Bernardo ZuaZua (Juan Ramirez 26), Christian Ramirez, Caleb Young.

Penalty Shootout - FC Dallas 4, San Jose Earthquakes 2

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

Philadelphia Union 1, Chivas Guadalajara 0

In a hard-fought, physical game, Philadelphia earned their first win of the tournament against Mexican club Chivas. Powerful forward Derrick Amaniampong, committed to play at the University of Rhode Island this fall despite his youth, powered in an 11th-minute corner kick from Colin Brezniak to put the Union in front.

Philadelphia kept the pressure on in the second half but needed a brave diving block by left back Nick Jachwak on a close-range effort by Chivas' Rodolfo Gonzalez in the 45th minute to keep the game scoreless. Goalkeeper Andrew Verdi and the Union went on to complete the shutout, keeping their hopes alive of repeating as Generation adidas Cup champions.

Philadelphia Union (1-0-1) vs. Chivas Guadalajara (0-1-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group C

April 15, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 8, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
PHI -- Derrick Amaniampong 1 (Colin Brezniak 1) 11

Philadelphia Union -- Andrew Verdi, Andrew Aprahamian, Garrett Keys, Freeman Dwamena, Nick Jachwak (Shane Bradley 70), Sean Wilson (Kevin Carvalho 52), Omar Ayala, Derrick Amaniampong, Isaiah Young (Matthew Real 62), Tiger Graham (Conor Bradley 42), Colin Brezniak (Robert Campbell 52).

Chivas Guadalajara -- Miguel Guzman, Jose Lopez, Diego Manzo (Hector Reynoso 36), Angel Martinez, Fernando Cibrian (Juan Carlos Juarez 70), Eduardo Guzman (Oscar Perez 57), Oscar Macias, Freddy Ortega, Moises Navarrete (Jesus Peña 30), Roberto Lopez, Rodolfo Gonzalez (Alexis Lopez 55).

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

 

Domestic Division

D.C. United 3, Portland Timbers 2
Goals – Gerson Umana 2, Owen Marshall (DC); Gio Rivera, Reid Baez (POR)

Sporting Kansas City 1, Chivas USA 1 (Sporting KC won shootout 2-1)
Goals - Dorian Hernandez (KC); Alexis Diaz (CHV)

Montreal Impact 1, Houston Dynamo 0
Goals - Claudio Di Zazzo (MTL)

Columbus Crew 2, Chicago Fire 1
Goals - Cade Remy, Frank Carsonie (CLB); Djordje Mihalovic (CHI)