River Plate goalkeeper Ezequiel Muth challenges a Toronto attacker in Generation adidas Cup play
Jonathan Yardley

Generation adidas Cup 2015: Recaps and boxscores from March 30

FRISCO, Texas — The 2015 Generation adidas Cup continued with the second set of group-stage games on Monday, six in the Champions Division and eight in the Premier Division.

After a day off Tuesday, the competition continues with the final set of group games on Wednesday, including three that will be broadcast live on MLSsoccer.com.

After group play concludes, matchups will be set for the semifinals on Thursday, with the final in each division to take place on Saturday. The semifinals and finals will be played at Toyota Stadium, with placement games continuing at the Toyota Soccer Center.

Here are boxscores from the Day 2 action:

Champions Division

Palmeiras 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1

A valiant effort from the San Jose Earthquakes came up short against Brazilian powerhouse Palmeiras in Monday night's featured game, with Palmeiras moving to 2-0 to keep pace with Group C co-leader Eintracht Frankfurt.

After withstanding long spells of Palmeiras possession early in the game, San Jose grew in confidence late in the first half. An accurate Ivan Valencia cross allowed Theo Huxham to earn a penalty kick, but Kristoc Camacho's shot was saved by Palmeiras goalkeeper Vinicius. Just three minutes later, Huxham gave the Earthquakes the lead when he followed up his own chip off the post and fired a deflected shot past Matheus.

Palmeiras dominated the second half, amassing a 23-7 shot advantage, and a strong game from San Jose goalkeeper Cameron Douglas (seven saves, including a penalty kick) helped keep the Quakes in it. Thawan finally tied the game in the 51st minute, running onto a flicked header from substitute Lucas, and tricky winger Artur broke the Earthquakes' resistance with just two minutes remaining to give Palmeiras the win.

San Jose Earthquakes (0-2) vs. Palmeiras (2-0)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - Group C

March 30, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 4, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
SJ -- Theo Huxham 28
PAL -- Thawan (Lucas) 51
PAL -- Artur (Vitinho) 68

San Jose Earthquakes -- Cameron Douglas, Rhys Pak, John-Austin RIcks, Armon Ojuola, C.J. Grey (Oscar Govea 69), Amado Lozano, Diego Alonso (Kaya Fabbretti 62), Rei Dorwart (Tarn Weir 50), Theo Huxham, Ivan Valencia, Kristoc Camacho.

Palmeiras -- Vinicius, Pedro (Afonso 36), Evandro, Lacerda, Rafael, Johnny, Victório (Correa 36), Artur (Ronatan 72), Lucca (Lucas 36), Vitinho, Thawan (Jefter 69).

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

 

FC Dallas 1, Real Salt Lake 0

In one of the most anticipated games of the tournament's group stage, perennial MLS powers FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake squared off in a rematch of last year's semifinal.

The first 15 minutes produced good chances for both teams, with Efren Estrada firing wide for Real Salt Lake and Weston McKennie hitting the crossbar for FC Dallas. In the second half, Dallas brought winger Toshiki Yasuda off the bench, and he provided the breakthrough in less than 10 minutes. Yasuda took a pass from McKennie at the top of the penalty area, cut toward the arc and unleashed a low shot back to the near post for the only goal of the game.

The loss eliminates Real Salt Lake from semifinal contention, while FC Dallas still need a result in Wednesday's game against Pumas to advance.

FC Dallas (2-0) vs. Real Salt Lake (0-2)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - Group B

March 30, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 8, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
FCD -- Toshiki Yasuda (Weston McKennie) 52

FC Dallas -- Carlos Avilez, Reggie Cannon, Brandon Terwege, Hector Montalvo, Alex Gerondale, Adrian Ramos, Juan Ramirez (Edwin Munjoma 65), Weston McKennie (Orlando Rodriguez 70), Benji Granillo (Damian Hernandez 36), Devin Vega (Toshiki Yasuda 44), Giovanni Montesdeoca (Duncan James 51).

Real Salt Lake -- David Preys, Jorge Garcia (Robby Orona 53), Tanner Dieterich, McKay Eves, Glademir Mendoza, Gabriel Mendoza, Isaias German, Alejandro Lopez, Erik Virgen (Nikolai Shumov 53), Efren Estrada (Miles Stray 41), Aristotle Zarris.

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

 

Toronto FC 2, Sporting Kansas City 0

Toronto FC jumped back into contention in Group A with a 2-0 win over MLS rival Sporting Kansas City, leaving both teams 1-1.

Trying to break a six-game Generation adidas Cup losing streak (0-5 last year, 2-0 loss to River Plate on Sunday), Toronto jumped on top of Sporting early, with Reshon Phillip and Malik Johnson scoring in the first 11 minutes.

Those two goals were more than enough for Toronto to win, and TFC will now be rooting for Sporting Kansas City to upset River Plate on Wednesday and give Toronto a chance to advance.

Sporting Kansas City (1-1) vs. Toronto FC (1-1)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - Group A

March 30, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 5, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
TFC -- Reshon Phillip 6
TFC -- Malik Johnson 11

Sporting Kansas City -- Steve Tekesky, Jaylin Lindsey, Andrew McLeod (Chase Bromstedt 45), Jared Crist, Ezra Armstrong, Alex Kaddah, Will Little, Adam Collinsworth, Felipe Hernandez (Absalom Solorio 60), John Leisman (Fernando Borges 36), Paul Whitener.

Toronto FC -- Brogan Engbers, Steven Furlano, Nikola Stakic, Robert Boskovic, Andrew Dias, Liam Fraser, Alex Zis (Matt Srbely 49), Nicolas Osorio, Reshon Phillip (Richlord Ennin 60), Malik Johnson (Gabriel Boakye 60), Kevin Timachy (Cyrus Rollocks 36).

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

 

Eintracht Frankfurt 1, Philadelphia Union 0

While giving a stronger performance than in their opener, the Philadelphia Union dropped to 0-2 against tough German club Eintracht Frankfurt.

In a physical game that featured set piece after set piece for both teams, Eintracht finally broke through in the 54th minute. Lukas Rodwald broke free in the right corner, neared the end line, and centered for Nelson Mandela Mbouhom, who used a deft left-footed touch to beat Philadelphia goalkeeper Andrew Verdi.

Philadelphia Union (0-2) vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (2-0)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - Group C

March 30, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 7, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
EIN -- Nelson Mandela Mbouhom (Lukas Rodwald) 54

Philadelphia Union -- Andrew Verdi, Robert Campbell, Joseph DeZart, Austin Trusty, Rayshaun McGann, Lamine Conte (Alex Soto 36), Jack Skahan (Freeman Dwamena 64), Kurtis Orrson, Jerren Nixon (Justin McMaster 36), Josue Monge (Anthony Fontana 56), Tiger Graham (Raheem Taylor-Parkes 49).

Eintracht Frankfurt -- Johann Aumann, Volkan Egri, Philipp Woerner, Furkan Zorba, Cedric Heller, Francesco Petrovic, Adrian Matuschewski (Emrah Tahirovic 54), Aymane Barkok (Nils Herdt 69), Murat Akcay (Lukas Rodwald 49), Marvin Diehl (NickFörster 60), Yves Mfumu (Nelson Mandela Mbouhom 36).

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

Athletic Bilbao 1, Pumas 0

Spanish power Athletic Bilbao rebounded well from Sunday's 3-0 defeat to host FC Dallas, edging Pumas 1-0 in an entertaining game on Monday.

Forward Borja Gonzalez, who sparked Athletic's offense in the second half on Sunday, played from the start against Pumas and provided the game-winner with an accurate strike from outside the penalty area in the 64th minute.

Athletic Bilbao (1-1) vs. Pumas (1-1)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - Group B

March 30, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 8, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
ATH -- Borja Gonzalez 64

Athletic Bilbao -- Ander Iruarrizaga, Ander Nebreda (Jon Onaindia 66), Ruben Laparra, Julen Bernaola, Aitor Aguado, Xabier Naveira, Gorka Cerrato (David Nates 47), Egoitz Alava (Matias Lizarazu 53), Gabriel Erice (Xabier Garai 36), Javier Rudi, Borja Gonzalez (Beñat Andonegui 70).

Pumas -- Rodrigo Cerecedo, Gustavo Rodriguez, Mauricio Reyna, Omar Carillo, Esteban Suárez, Jose Galindo, Francisco Reyes, Diego Rosales, Ronaldo Aguilar, César Palma, Israel Landa.

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

 

River Plate 2, Aspire Academy 0

Group A leader River Plate survived a late first-half red card and a contentious game to stay unbeaten and dispatch Qatari club Aspire Academy 2-0.

Midfielder Matias Dolce was sent off just before halftime for a second yellow card, but River Plate dominated the second half anyway. Just three minutes into the second half, the Argentines hit the crossbar from a corner kick, and Mauricio Vera powered in a rebound to put River Plate up 1-0.

Juan Martín  Andrada sewed things up with a finish to the top corner three minutes into stoppage time to put River Plate in pole position to advance ahead of their group finale against Sporting Kansas City.

River Plate (2-0) vs. Aspire Academy (0-2)
2015 Generation adidas Cup - Group A

March 30, 2015 –- Toyota Stadium Field 5, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
RVR -- Mauricio Vera 38
RVR -- Juan Martín Andrada 73+

River Plate -- Ezequiel Muth, Bruno Fernandez, Alan Brondino, Kevin Sibille, Jose Vivanco, Mauro Burruchaga, Mauricio Vera (Eric Barrios 55), Matias Dolce (red card 35), Enzo Zicarelli (Franco Lopez 57), Diego Ivan Amarilla (Mauricio Tesare 49), Valentino Cernaz (Juan Martín Andrada 57).

Aspire Academy -- Abdulrahman Al-Ali, Mohamad Alabbasi, Abdulla Al-Ameri (Ebrahim Al-Ammash 65), Khalid Al-Hitmi, Fahd Alsori (Hussain Bahzad 42), Nasser Alahrak, Hazem Shehata (Mohammad Abushanab 56), Khalid Mazeed, Ahmed Al-Meghessib (Meshaal Faraj 42), Amro Ali Surag, Abdulrahman Al-Mudahka.

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

 

Premier Division

New York Red Bulls 1, Sport Recife 1
Group A

Goals – Kyle Casey (RBNY); Alison (SCR)

Penalty Shootout – New York Red Bulls 3, Sport Recife 1

Seattle Sounders 3, Houston Dynamo 1
Group A
Goals – Joseph Hafferty (SEA), Davis Behnke (SEA), John Reynolds (SEA); Alejandro Saez (HOU)

LA Galaxy 4, Chicago Fire 0
Group B
Goals – Kevin Diaz, Colin Apel, Kyle Holcomb 2 (LA)

Orlando City 0, Tigres 0
Group B

Goals – none

Penalty Shootout – Tigres 4, Orlando City 2

Sagan Tosu 2, D.C. United 0
Group C

Goals – Ryusei Kusakari (ST), Koya Fujimatsu (ST)

Chivas USA 2, Columbus Crew SC 1
Group C

Goals – Oscar Penate (CHV), Misael Becerra (CHV); Thomas Tenuta (CLB)

 

Portland Timbers 1, New England Revolution 0
Group D

Goals – Jose Perez (POR)

Independiente Medellín 2, Colorado Rapids 0
Group D

Goals – Naisir Carmona (IND), Jhon Gutierrez (IND)

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