COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – FC Dallas Reserves collected its second win of the season with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids Reserves today at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Homegrown player Bryan Leyva scored the only goal of the game late in the match, dribbling past a Rapids defender before firing a shot to the far post from 15 yards out.
The Rapids and FC Dallas split possession evenly in the first half, with each side having a handful of chances before entering halftime deadlocked at 0-0. Dallas had an early chance in the second half, when Leyva received a pass from Moises Hernandez at the top of the six-yard box in the 48th minute. Unfortunately for Leyva, his attempt went just wide of the post.
Colorado had several chances late in the game. Its best opportunity came in the 77th minute when Steven Emory’s shot was cleared out for a corner kick by Hernandez. Colorado’s Dillon Serna also had a shot cleared away from a dangerous spot before Leyva scored for Dallas.
FC Dallas Reserves improve to 2-0-0 with the victory, while the Rapids Reserves fall to 0-2-0. The FC Dallas Reserves next face the Houston Dynamo Reserves on Tuesday, April 10 at FC Dallas Stadium.
DAL – Bryan Leyva (unassisted) 84’
COL – Wells Thompson (Unsporting behavior) 40’
COL – Eddie Ababio (Unsporting behavior) 60’
Colorado Rapids Reserves – Steward Ceus (Ian Joyce 46), Eddie Ababio, Tyrone Marshall, Scott Palguta, Hunter Freeman (*Dillon Serna 73’), Ross LaBauex (Josh Janniere 63’), Joseph Nane, Wells Thompson (Steven Emory 57’), **Edu, **Kamani Hill, Andre Akpan (Kohei Yamada 70’)
Substitutes Not Used: **Franco Donado, Davy Armstrong
FC Dallas Reserves – Chris Sietz, Alex Lee (*Mike Ambrose 87’), Victor Ulloa, Matt Hedges, Moises Hernandez, Bryan Leyva, Bruno Guarda, Bobby Warshaw, Andrew Wiedeman (*Mark Ashby 79’), Ruben Luna (Jon Top 63’), Luis Perea.
Substitutes Not Used: *Danny Garcia, Richard Sanchez
* = Denotes Colorado Rapids Academy or FC Dallas Academy players
**= Denotes trial players
Weather: Partly cloudy, 48 degrees