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Chelsea reserves beat young MLS squad
by Ridge Mahoney, December 11th, 2008 7AM

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[MLS] Scott Sinclair hit a hat trick as a young MLS Select squad fell to the Chelsea reserves, 4-0, Wednesday in the second match of a three-match tour.

Morton Nielsen scored in the 36th minute to break a goalless deadlock after both teams created good opportunities. Chelsea fielded several players with first-team experience and Brazilian Mineiro, who'd been on the bench the previous night for Chelsea's victory against CFR Cluj in the Champions' League, set up the goal for Nielsen with a through ball.

Sinclair scored a second goal a few minutes later on a corner kick, and added goals in the 46th and 57th minutes, assisted by Miroslav Stoch, and Nielsen, respectively. Mineiro, Stoch, and Sinclair have made a combined total of four first-team appearances, all as substitutes, in the Premier League this season.

Coach Frank Yallop (San Jose) used 14 of his 15 players, most of whom are on Generation adidas contracts, leaving only backup goalkeeper Josh Lambo on the bench. The tour concludes Thursday against the West Ham reserves, with the GA team to be supplemented by Real Salt Lake forward Yura Movsisyan, who joined up after resolving some visa and travel complications.

The tour began Monday with a 1-0 loss to the Reading FC reserves with American first-teamers Marcus Hahnemann and Bobby Convey in attendance. The MLS squad is using the Chelsea training facility for its practice sessions and matches.

GAME SUMMARY
Chelsea Reserves 4 Generation adidas 0.

Goals: Nielsen (Minero) 36; Sinclair (Magnay) 39; Sinclair (Stoch) 46; Sinclair (Nielsen) 57.
Chelsea -- Rhys Taylor, Seth Nana Ofori Twumasi, Jeffrey Bruma, Carl Magnay, Patrick Van Aanholt, Minero, Miroslav Stoch (Fabio Ferreira, 82), Jacob Mellis (Thomas Taiwo, 65), Morten Nielsen, Sergio Tejera, Scott Sinclair (Gael Kakuta, 70).
Generation adidas: Chris Seitz, Tim Ward, Bakary Soumare, Rob Valentino, Amaechi Igwe, Anthony Wallace (Eric Avila, 70 re-entered), Eric Avila (Bruno Guarda, 46), Ciaran O'Brien, Roger Espinoza (Tony Beltran, 46), Abdus Ibrahim (Alex Nimo, 54), Davide Somma.



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