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Generation adidas Cup 2014: FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake, Flamengo, Stoke City book semifinal spots

FRISCO, Texas — After a dramatic final day of group play on Thursday at the Toyota Stadium soccer complex, four teams – two international squads and two Major League Soccer teams – earned spots in Friday's semifinals of the 2014 Generation adidas Cup. The 2008 champions Real Salt Lake and Brazilian guests Flamengo earned the signature wins of the day with 6-1 routs against quality opponents, while hosts and two-time finalists FC Dallas and guest Stoke City posted shutouts to conclude solid group campaigns.

Both semifinals will be played at Toyota Stadium and will be broadcast live on MLSsoccer.com.

  • April 18, 7:30 pm ET: Flamengo vs. Stoke City
  • April 18, 9:30 pm ET: Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas

Consolation games in the International Division will continue on Friday, as will the Domestic Division.

Here’s a recap of the Day 3 action:

International Division

Flamengo 6, New York Red Bulls 1

With a semifinal spot on the line under the lights in Thursday's final game of the group stage, Brazilian club Flamengo broke open a close game with a big second half en route to a 6-1 win over the New York Red Bulls and first place in Group A.

New York got off to the worst possible start, as a mis-coordinated back pass rolled into an empty net for an own-goal after just 22 seconds of game action. The Red Bulls recovered well, however, and tied the game in the 20th minute. Central midfielder Matt Olosunde started the play by feeding winger Jerel Blades on the right. Blades moved into the penalty area and crossed for midfielder Gideon Metrikin, who buried a left-footed one-timer past goalkeeper Gabriel from close range.

Flamengo responded with a skillful goal in the 27th minute, as Matheus Savio chipped a pass into the penalty area for midfield partner Michel, who brought the ball down with a touch toward the middle of the penalty area before shooting past goalkeeper Tomas Lapinas at the near post.

The Brazilians turned on the skill in the second half, pulling away with a low finish from tricky winger Luã in the 53rd minute, a header from Michel in the 56th and late finishes from substitutes Paquetá and Diego. Gabriel made an oustanding kick save to deny New York's Marcello Borges from close range in the 65th minute.

Flamengo (2-0-1) vs. New York Red Bulls (1-1-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group A

April 17, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 4, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
FLA -- Own goal (Henry Martin) 1
NY -- Gideon Metrikin 1 (Jerel Blades 2, Matt Olosunde 1) 20
FLA -- Michel 1 (Matheus Savio 4) 27
FLA -- Luã 2 (Felipe Vizeu 1) 53
FLA -- Michel 2 (Felipe Vizeu 2, Matheus Savio 5) 56
FLA -- Paquetá 1 (unassisted) 67
FLA -- Diego 1 (Paquetá 1) 69

Flamengo -- Gabriel, Luis Rocha, Arthur, Rafael (Wellington 36), Victor Lindenberg, Lucas Santos (Hugo 70), Luã (Patrick 60), Michel, Matheus Savio (Paquetá 64), Jean (Leonardo Cereja 60), Felipe Vizeu (Diego 64).

New York Red Bulls -- Tomas Lapinas, Kyle Duncan, Andrew Lombard, Henry Martin (Mason Deeds 58), Marcello Borges, Matt Olosunde (Rafael Terci 60), Matt McCarthy, Jerel Blades (Ryan Mingachos 64), Gideon Metrikin (Breno Lustosa 65), Chris Flores, Ethan Lochner (Kyle Zajec 36).

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

 

Real Salt Lake 6, LA Galaxy 1

In one of the most dominant displays in the history of the tournament, Real Salt Lake crushed rival LA Galaxy 6-1 in front of owner Dell Loy Hansen, general manager Garth Lagerwey, and other front-office members who traveled in for the match. The rivalry stems from the teams' battles in the Southwest Division of the US Soccer Development Academy, where Real Salt Lake lead the division in points per game, but the Galaxy lead in total points; LA won the teams' first meeting in October, 2-1, but they are set to play again on April 26.

The Galaxy were no match for RSL on this night, as Alex Knox opened the scoring just six minutes in, one-timing in the rebound of a Josh Doughty shot. Recent Homegrown Player signing Justen Glad made it 2-0 shortly after when he headed in a Tate Schmitt corner kick, and playmaker Sebastian Saucedo came up with one of the plays of the tournament, a 25-yard chipped lob, to put RSL up 3-0 inside of 10 minutes.

Schmitt, Saucedo and attacking fullback Diego Silva all added goals in the rout, while Dylan Smith pulled one back for the Galaxy in the second half. Hansen personally greeted his RSL players coming off the field at the end of the game as Salt Lake's memorable tournament run continued.

Real Salt Lake (2-0-1) vs. LA Galaxy (1-2)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group B

April 17, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 7, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
RSL -- Alex Knox 1 (unassisted) 6
RSL -- Justen Glad 1 (Tate Schmitt 1) 8
RSL -- Sebastian Saucedo 2 (unassisted) 10
RSL -- Tate Schmitt 2 (Sebastian Saucedo 1) 20
RSL -- Sebastian Saucedo 3 (unassisted) 26
LA -- Dylan Smith 2 (Alex Ramos 1) 40
RSL -- Diego Silva 1 (assist TBA) 58

Real Salt Lake -- Christian Herrera, Aaron Herrera, Miles Stray, Justen Glad, Diego Silva (Tyler Feeley 52), Danilo Acosta, Fito Ovalle (Evan Waldrep 48), Alex Knox (D.J. Villegas 61), Sebastian Saucedo (Kris Fourcand 61), Tate Schmitt, Josh Doughty (Leo Fuchs 48).

LA Galaxy -- Bennett Sneddon, Bilal Abdallah, Brian O’Hara, Adrian Vera (Christian Onalfo 28), Alex Ramos, Jorge Ruiz, Chris Segovia, Andrew Perez (Juan Orozco 28), Marc Calderon, Johnathan Ramirez (Dylan Smith 27), Rey Ortiz.

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

 

FC Dallas 2, Chivas Guadalajara 0

Hosts FC Dallas booked their spot in the semifinals with a relatively routine 2-0 win over Chivas Guadalajara. Defender Philip Ponder opened the scoring in the 16th minute on a scramble following a Christian Ramirez corner kick, and Ryan Barlow made it 2-0 with a spectacular diving header from an Eric Davies cross, the second time that duo has combined for a goal in the tournament.

Chivas Guadalajara goalkeeper Miguel Guzman, who will not turn 16 until April 26, continued to shine in the tournament when he stoned Dallas forward Caleb Young on a penalty kick, but the result was never in question, and Dallas finished 2-0-1 in group play.

FC Dallas (2-0-1) vs. Chivas Guadalajara (0-2-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group C

April 17, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 4, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
DAL -- Philip Ponder 1 (unassisted) 16
DAL -- Ryan Barlow 2 (Eric Davies 2) 25

FC Dallas -- Charlie Furrer, Eric Davies, Philip Ponder, Pablo Ocampo, Juan Pablo Monticelli, Joel Avilez (Daniel Kiser 73+), Alejandro Martinez (Irvin Dominguez 60), Martin Salas, Ryan Barlow (Carlos Molina 74+), Christian Ramirez (Duncan James 65), Caleb Young (Juan Ramirez 52).

Chivas Guadalajara -- Miguel Guzman, Jose Lopez (Diego Manzo 45), Angel Martinez, Hector Reynoso, Fernando Cibrian (Freddy Ortega 45, Moises Navarrete 71+), Eduardo Guzman (Oscar Perez 50), Juan Carlos Juarez, Oscar Macias, Jesus Peña (Erick Hernandez 50), Rodolfo Gonzalez, Roberto Lopez.

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

 

Stoke City 1, Toronto FC 0

Stoke City clinched their spot in the semifinals with a tense 1-0 win over Toronto FC in the teams' Group B finale Thursday afternoon. The young Potters scored the only goal of the game just 14 minutes in when an attempted clearance fell to forward Charles Weston-Hayles at the top of the penalty area, and he turned quickly and rifled a shot into the top corner of the net. It was Weston-Hayles' third goal of the tournament, tied for the scoring lead.

Stoke had the better chances in the game, with Belgian forward Julien Ngoy hitting the post in the 25th minute after a Weston-Hayles feed, but Ngoy was injured on the play and left the game. Stoke midfielder Daniel Jarvis was denied from close range by Toronto goalkeeper Brandon Kerr in the 40th minute after Jarvis had played a neat one-two with Ollie Shenton at the top of the area. Kerr was lucky to escape a red card in the 58th minute when he came flying out of the penalty area and took down Weston-Hayles without getting a touch on the ball.

Toronto did have one golden chance to tie the game in the 51st minute, but Malik Johnson's one-time effort sailed over the crossbar, and Stoke City (2-0-1) held on for the win to advance as the second-place team with the best record.

Toronto FC (0-3) vs. Stoke City (2-0-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group B

April 17, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 8, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
STK -- Charles Weston-Hayles 3 (unassisted) 14

Toronto FC -- Brandon Kerr, Steven Furlano, Mateo Restrepo, Bola Avolonto, Donte Henry, Glenn Muenkat (Patrick Boyle 61), Liam Fraser, Luca Uccello, Jordan Montoya, Tomasz Balicki, Malik Johnson.

Stoke City -- Chris Marques, Theo Brierley, Josh Williams, Theo Vassell, Lewis Banks, Johnville Renee-Pringle, Daniel Jarvis, Ollie Shenton, Tom Shepherd, Julien Ngoy (Kyren Hamilton 27), Charles Weston-Hayles.

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

Seattle Sounders 1, Colorado Rapids 1 (Seattle won shootout 5-4)

The Colorado Rapids struck for a late goal and a 1-1 draw to deny the Seattle Sounders any chance at advancing to the tournament semifinals in one of the early games on Thursday.

Seattle, who had drawn each of their first two games, needed a regulation victory to keep its hopes alive heading into the 6 pm games. Colorado, meanwhile, were trying to bounce back from a 5-0 loss to Flamengo on Wednesday, and it looked like they were off to a good start when Antonio Rosales drew a penalty kick in the 17th minute. But Seattle goalkeeper R.J. Noll, already a veteran of two shootouts in the tournament, dove to his left to make an excellent stop of Elias Helbig's penalty kick.

The Sounders seized the momentum early in the second half when forward Connor Noblat cut into the penalty area and eventually managed to turn and fire a shot past Rapids goalkeeper Connor Gavigan. The Rapids stayed in the game, however, and tied it with two minutes left. After a corner kick, Colorado played the ball back into the box, where J.T. Grover deftly volleyed the ball back across the face of goal and Anthony Rosales one-timed it into the top of the net.

The teams proceeded to a shootout, Seattle's third in as many games, and shooters on both teams were sharp. In 10 shooters, the only miss was a shot that hit the crossbar, and Seattle picked up an extra point in the standings with the 5-4 decision.

Seattle Sounders (0-0-3) vs. Colorado Rapids (0-2-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - Group A

April 17, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 8, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
SEA -- Connor Noblat 1 (unassisted) 41
COL -- Anthony Rosales 1 (J.T. Grover 1) 68

Seattle Sounders -- R.J. Noll, Kasey French, Tosh Samkange, Connor Thompson, Kees Westra, Lorenzo Ramos (Bryce Ikeda 63), Diego Silvas (Alec Zimmerman 53), Harrison Kurtz (Samad Bounthong 53), Connor Noblat (Jaegar Skifstad 59), Victor Mansaray, Ryan Schaefer (Alejandro Hernandez 59).

Colorado Rapids -- Connor Gavigan, Elias Helbig, Sam Raben, Quentin Pearson, Christopher Reichman, Ernesto Rangel (Blake Moncur 58), Miles Chow, Luke Marchesani (Anthony Rosales 46), Kyle Ericson, Antonio Rosales (J.T. Grover 36), Nathan  Braaten.

Penalty Shootout - Seattle Sounders 5, Colorado Rapids 4

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

 

Philadelphia Union 3, San Jose Earthquakes 2

Although neither team advanced to the semifinals, Philadelphia and San Jose played an emotional roller-coaster of a group finale on Thursday afternoon, with Philadelphia scoring late to pull out a 3-2 win and keep its championship hopes alive at the time.

Coming off of consecutive draws, San Jose opened the scoring in the 12th minute when Pablo Gervacio set up Amir Bashti for a finish from inside the penalty area. Philadelphia responded 10 minutes later, however, when Derrick Amaniampong broke into the right side of the penalty area before sliding the ball across for wing Josue Monge, who faked out goalkeeper J.T. Marcinkowski before slotting the ball home.

The game got increasingly desperate and physical in the second half, leading to a wild final 15 minutes. Philadelphia took the lead in controversial fashion in the 57th minute, playing on despite San Jose center back Shane Penner lying injured in the penalty area. Sean Wilson eventually crossed from the right, and Conor Bradley - unmarked in Penner's absence, headed in the go-ahead goal.

Furious at the way they fell behind, San Jose responded in the 63rd minute, as Bashti drove in a corner kick that Desmond Madrigal headed in. Philadelphia goalkeeper Andrew Verdi then came up with a crucial save on San Jose's Jonathan Partida in the 66th minute, preserving the tie, and the Union stole the win late when Andrew Aprahamian crossed for Isaiah Young to head into the corner with just one minute left.

Philadelphia (2-1) finished with six points and were the second best group runner-up, one point behind Stoke City (2-0-1) from Group B.

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

April 17, 2014 –- Toyota Stadium Field 7, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
SJ -- Amir Bashti 1 (Pablo Gervacio 1) 12
PHI -- Josue Monge 1 (Derrick Amaniampong 1) 22
PHI -- Conor Bradley 1 (Sean Wilson 1) 57
SJ -- Desmond Madrigal 1 (Amir Bashti 1) 63
PHI -- Isaiah Young 1 (Andrew Aprahamian 1) 69

San Jose Earthquakes -- J.T. Marcinkowski, Rhys Pak (Desmond Madrigal 30), Jorge Lara, Shane  Penner (Theo Huxham 60), Jamal Bernardez, Philip Hausen, Rory Birse, Jonathan Partida, Ivan Valencia, Amir Bashti, Pablo Gervacio (Kaya Fabbretti 44).

Philadelphia Union -- Andrew Verdi, Robert Campbell (Andrew Aprahamian 46), Shane Bradley, Freeman Dwamena, Matthew Real, Morgan Hackworth (Isaiah Young 43), Sean Wilson, Derrick Amaniampong, Kevin Carvalho (Colin Brezniak 63), Conor Bradley, Josue Monge (Omar Ayala 58).

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

 

Domestic Division

Sporting Kansas City 2, Montreal Impact 1
Goals – Dominick Parry, Adam Collinsworth (KC); Gabriel Balbinoti (MTL)

Houston Dynamo 2, Columbus Crew 0
Goals - Juan Flores, Christian Lucatero

D.C. United 4, Chivas USA 1
Goals - Jean-Christophe Koffi 2, Gerson Umana, Liam Hoen-Beck (DC); Andrew Mendoza (CHV)

Chicago Fire 4, Portland Timbers 2
Goals - Jake Fernandez 3, Shannon Seymour (CHI); Joshua Varon, Davis Chimento (POR)