An 11th minute goal from newcomer Cristian Nazirit and a 40th minute equalizer from Chance Myers provided the scoring in the Fire's Reserve League match against Sporting Kansas City this morning at the Toyota Park practice field.
The Fire's starting eleven included Alec Dufty in goal and Dasan Robinson, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Josip Mikulic, and Bratislav Ristic in defense. Ristic looked fairly comfortable at left back displaying the versatility that makes him a valuable member of the team.
Martin Rivas, Brady Wahl, Baggio Husidic, and Victor Pineda on the left side rounded out the midifield while Nazirit and Orr Barouch started up top. Wahl, a Fire academy player has shown well for himself in Reserve League action as a future prospect for the big club. Another academy standout, Peter Beasley also saw action.
Notes : Barouch, another young player with a potentially bright future also stood out during the match. Mikulic was subbed out in the 41st minute but the substitution was not injury related. Nazirit showed he can finish but he still needs some condition work before he's fully match fit.
Castillo Officially Gone
In this article, Frank Klopas acknowledges that the Fire have declined the option to pick up Nery Castillo's contract. Somewhere in the distance I hear fireworks.