The Fire stayed unbeaten in the MLS Reserve League after a 5-0 thumping of FC Dallas at the Toyota Park practice field this morning. Cristian Nazirit scored a hat trick while Orr Barouch added a brace against a mostly young and inexperienced Dallas side that featured very few of the regular players for the Hoops. Dallas controlled possession early in the first half before Nazirit opened the scoring and Barouch was awarded a penalty kick in stoppage time.
The match saw the home side utilize several trialists and academy players as well. Lyle Martin, a 26 year old right back previously plying his trade in China and Dado Hamzagic, a 25 year old Bosnian center mid and product of Chicago Fire Premier made their Reserve League debuts. Martin Rivas who has been with the team all season as a trialist and Academy players Brady Wahl and Peter Beasley also saw action.
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Fire Lose Out In Lottery
The Fire were one of four teams involved in a weighted lottery for University of Michigan freshman forward Soony Saad. Sporting Kansas City won the rights to his contract over the Fire, Portland, and Chivas USA.