With a group of players tallying more than 41,000 minutes of Major League Soccer playing time, Real Salt Lake reserves (2-5-1, 7 pts.) added its second win of the season in a 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes (4-2-2, 14 pts.) at Trailside Park in Park City, Utah. RSL's two goals were scored by MF Clint Mathis and FW Adam Acosta, while FW Julian Nash notched the lone goal for the Earthquakes.
San Jose tested RSL goalkeeper D.J. Countess early in the first half, scoring in the 6th minute when DF Noah Merl played a through ball into the center for FW Julian Nash who slotted a left-footed shot to the right of Countess.
Just 25 minutes later, MF Adolfo Gregorio started a series of one-touch passes, connecting with FW Jamie Watson, who slipped the ball to Mathis. Mathis then found FW Dante Washington on a give-and-go as Mathis, the 2002 U.S. World Cup star, rocked a shot past Earthquakes 'keeper Jon Conway in the 31st minute ending the first half 1-1.
RSL began the second half with a flurry of substations to add to its push for its second win of the season. Both teams battled for possession and for the game winning goal throughout the second half with the final goal coming in stoppage time. DF Seth Trembly gave a ball to Watson, who dribbled down the left side of the box, juked Conway and then dished the ball to Acosta, who tallied what proved to be RSL's game-winning goal.
SJ - Julian Nash(Noah Merl) 6
RSL - Clint Mathis (Dante Washington) 31
RSL - Adam Acosta(Jamie Watson) 92+
Real Salt Lake Reserves - D.J. Countess, Michael Lookingland (Sergio Flores 59), Cameron Knowles, Gustavo Cabrera, Seth Trembly, Brian Kamler (Matt Behncke 46), Leslie Fitzpatrick, Adolfo Gregorio (Kevin Novak 46), Clint Mathis (Luke Kreamalmeyer 46), Dante Washington (Adam Acosta 70), Jamie Watson
SUBS NOT USED: Chad Sackett
TOTAL SHOTS: 12, SHOTS ON GOAL 6, FOULS: 15, OFFSIDE: 0, CORNER KICKS: 6, SAVES: 4
San Jose Earthquakes Reserves - Jon Conway, Bret Rodriguez, Ryan Cochrane (Will Weatherly 64), Chris Aloisi, Noah Merl, Ian Russell (Orlando Ramirez 59), Wes Hart, Danny O'Rourke, Aaron Lanes, Julian Nash, Chris Wondolowski
SUBS NOT USED: Nick Koba, Bobbie Sulton
TOTAL SHOTS: 11, SHOTS ON GOAL 5, FOULS: 22, OFFSIDE: 6, CORNER KICKS: 4, SAVES: 3
SJ - Noah Merl 16 (yellow)
RSL - Seth Trembly 83 (yellow)
SJ - Ryan Cochrane 87 (yellow)
Referee: Feliciano Palomino; Referee's Assistants: Alex Krelo, Tyler Ploeger; 4th Official: Jeff Young.
Attendance: 350; Weather: Sunny 75 degrees