2008-09 Development Academy U-15/16 Player of the Year Ruben Luna made his MLS Playoff debut Saturday night, coming on in the 77th minute against Real Salt Lake for Jeff Cunningham. Luna forced RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando into a diving save on a breakaway in the 90th minute.
Luna's appearance in the key second leg was his fourth of the season, and helped FC Dalls preserve the series lead between the two teams and advance to the Western Conference final. It was the first time Luna made the 18-man traveling roster for a game this year.
The 18-year-old was one of three players for FC Dallas to sign professional contracts from the Academy system in August, and was the only one of the three eligible to begin playing in MLS games in 2010.