Dallas Soccer: FC Dallas Reserves
A tale of two halves, Real Salt Lake Reserves controlled possession early on and took a 1-0 lead in just the ninth minute. Cody Arnoux set up the goal when he split FC Dallas’ center backs with a well-placed through ball. Emiliano Bonfigli timed his run perfectly, beating goalkeeper Chris Seitz to the ball and knocking a low shot into the far corner of the net for the goal.
Perea came on for Ruben Luna at halftime, but it was another strong combination from FC Dallas’ stable of Homegrown players that brought the match level in the 60th minute. The play began with a nice cross from Top from the right flank to Leyva on the left side. Leyva brought down the cross and faked a shot in the same motion before knocking a hard shot, low into the back of the net.
FC Dallas Academy product Mike Ambrose came on for Alex Lee in the 83rd minute. Less than a minute later, Ambrose made his mark on the match. The attacking-minded right back got the ball on the flank and chipped a dangerous ball into the area. Perea put himself in a good position to make a play on the ball and capitalized with a one-timer to the near post to make the score 2-1 in the 84th minute.
FC Dallas closed out the scoring in the 87th minute on a goal by Top. The play was set up by Perea, who controlled the ball in a crowd near midfield before sending a long ball in on the ground for Top. The 19-year-old forward collected the ball in space at the top right corner of the area before hitting a hard shot, low to the back post. The shot just caught the side netting inside the post to give FC Dallas Reserves the 3-1 victory.
RSL – Emiliano Bonfigli (Cody Arnoux) 9
DAL – Bryan Leyva (Jonathan Top) 60
DAL – Luis Perea (Mike Ambrose) 84
DAL – Jonathan Top (Perea) 87
FC Dallas Reserves – Chris Seitz, Alex Lee (*Mike Ambrose 83), George John, Matt Hedges, Moises Hernandez, Bobby Warshaw, Victor Ulloa (Bruno Guarda 55), Bryan Leyva, Andrew Wiedeman (*Danny Garcia 90), Jonathan Top, Ruben Luna (Luis Perea 45).
Subs not used: *Eduardo Cortez, *Mark Ashby, *Kellyn Acosta.
Real Salt Lake Reserves – Kyle Reynish, Nat Borchers (**Carlos Salcedo), Leone Cruz, Terukazu Tanaka, Diogo de Almeida, Yordany Alvarez, Enzo Martinez (**Jordan Allen 66), Jonny Steele, Nico Muniz (^Lucas Acosta 45), Cody Arnoux, Emiliano Bonfigli.
Subs not used: Lalo Fernandez, **Eti Tavares.
*FC Dallas Academy player
**RSL-Arizona Academy player
“We are very happy to have Marco as our reserve coach for the coming season,” said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He has worked very hard and continues to grow to become an outstanding coach in MLS. He has earned the opportunity to be the FC Dallas Reserve coach through his hard work and his knowledge of the FC Dallas way.”
Entering his eighth season with the club, Ferruzzi will continue to serve as an assistant to Hyndman while coaching the reserves. The 40-year-old compiled a 2-2-1 record as FC Dallas’ interim head coach prior to the hiring of Hyndman during the 2008 season. A former professional, Ferruzzi played 19 games in MLS with the Tampa Bay Mutiny during the 1997 season.
Ferruzzi holds a USSF “A” coaching license and played his collegiate soccer at the University of North Carolina from 1989 to 1992.
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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