Leyva Brace Leads FC Dallas Juniors to 3-0 Victory Against New York Red Bulls Academy
CARSON, Calif. (July 13, 2009) –FC Dallas used a brace from Bryan Leyva and a single goal from Ruben Luna to top the New York Red Bulls 3-0. Gamino’s two goals came just four minutes apart in the first half.
With the win, FC Dallas remains in contention for the group title and a chance to play for the national championship on Friday, July 17, earning three points.
The Red Bulls actually had the run of play early in the game, but were unable to create dangerous chances on the attack. FC Dallas capitalized on one of their first opportunities at the other end when Leyva received the ball at the top of the box and had just one defender in front of him. Leyva touched it to his right foot and curled it into the upper corner of the far post.
Leyva’s second goal of the day was an equally impressive finish. He received the ball from Luna just inside the box, took a touch and chipped the ball over a closing defender and past the outstretched arms of Red Bulls goalkeeper Travis Ives to double his team’s lead just 28 minutes into the game.
Seconds into the second half, Luna snuck between two defenders and got on the end of a crossed ball into the box. Ives came off his line to challenge, but Luna calmly placed the ball into the goal to make it 3-0.
Match: U-15/16 FC Dallas Juniors vs. New York Red Bulls Academy
Date: July 13, 2009
Competition: Development Academy Finals Week
Venue: The Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 3 p.m. PT
Weather: 78 degrees, windy
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
FCD 2 1 3
NYRB 0 0 0
FCD – Bryan Leyva 24th minute
FCD – Bryan Leyba 28
FCD – Ruben Luna 42
FCD: 1-Nelson Morales; 6-Alex Frankenfeld (16-Rigel Mathis, 78), 2-Daniel Premenko, 5-Jacob Gerondale, 14-Moises Hernandez, 18-Jonathan Top (11-Marco Carrizales, 78), 8-Christopher Figueroa (13-Eddie Vega, 49), 7-Victor Ulloa, 17-Daniel Garcia (12-Darin Kruzich, 70); 10-Bryan Leyva, 9-Ruben Luna
Head Coach: Oscar Pareja
NYRB: 1-Travis Ives; 17-Christopher Garcia, 25-Brandon Adler, 4-Brian Gallego, 26-Paul Ehrenworth; 15-Kemal Can Gurel (14-Clifford Lyle, 41), 8-David Najem (12-Michael Innocenzi, 67), 11-Victor Manosalvas; 9-Oscar Gonzalez, 13-Jonathan Gonzalez (22-Keith Francisco, 51), 21-Christian Battistesa
Head Coach: Paul O’Donnell
Stats Summary: FCD / NYRB
Shots: 10 / 12
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Saves: 3 / 3
Corner Kicks: 2 / 4
Fouls: 16 / 4
Offside: 2 / 1
NYRB – Brandon Adler (caution) 32nd minute
NYRB – Kemal Can Gurel (caution) 38
FCD – Victor Ulloa (caution) 50
FCD – Clifford Lyle (caution) 71
FCD – Ruben Luna (caution) 80