FC Dallas Reserves downed USL Premier Development League side, the Laredo Heat, 2-1 in an exhibition match on the adidas field at Pizza Hut Park today. Dallas’ goals came from Home Grown player Bryan Leyva and 2009 first round selection Peri Marosevic. Laredo’s Damian Lopez scored the lone goal for the Heat.
Leyva put the home side up 1-0 in the 21st minute with a 25-yard strike to the far upper corner of the goal. The play began with a build-up down the right flank between Ricardo Villar and trialist Ryan Guy. The combination play between Villar and Guy opened space for FC Dallas to switch the ball to the opposite flank. The cross was initially won by Laredo, but Leyva found the loose ball in space and hammered it high to the far post for a one-goal lead.
In the 85th minute when Eric Alexander slid a ball inside to Marosevic. From just outside the area, Marosevic opened a shooting lane and struck a hard shot to the far post for the 2-1 victory.
DAL – Bryan Leyva 21
LAR – Damian Lopez (Estaban Bayona) 33
DAL – Peri Marosevic (Eric Alexander) 85
FC Dallas – Chris Seitz (Josh Lambo 46), Moises Hernandez, Bobby Warshaw, Zach Loyd, Andrew Wiedeman, Bryan Leyva (Jonathan Top 80), Eric Alexander, Bruno Guarda (Victor Ulloa 65), Ryan Guy, Ricardo Villar (Maykel Galindo 56), Ruben Luna (Peri Marosevic 74).
Laredo Heat – Rodrigo Avila, Reynold Fuentes (Gabriel Muniz 70), Carlos Ordaz, Leone Cruz (Omar Lopez 86), Damian Lopez (Wayo Gonzalez 56), Estaban Bayona (Felix Garcia 56, Albert Escobar 88), Jesus de dios Ibarra (Daniel Garza 85), Greg Mulamba, Daniel Galvan, Armando Begines, Tommy Martinez.
DAL - Ruben Luna (caution; diving) 51
Referee: Jose Luna Hernandez
Referee’s Assistants: Brent Zirkle and Tom Harlett
Weather: Cloudy, 61 degrees
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