Here are a few notes of interest from the last three days and the next few coming up.
Reserves lose to Charlotte
The Fire dispatched the Charlotte Eagles in USOC play a few weeks ago but the Reserves dropped a 2-1 decision on Friday night. Quincy Amarikwa scored the only goal for the Fire just before the half but Charlotte scored in the 70th and 75th minutes for the victoty. Several Academy players got a chance to play in this match.
Fire line up
Tornaghi; Thompson, Taylor, Myall, Jumper; King (Farina 76'), Videira, Lillard, Atouba (Cochrane 75'); Bone, Amarikwa
USA v Honduras
The National Team is riding high atop the hex in qualifying for next year's World Cup in Brazil and the next match will get the big event treatment. US Soccer is hosting a viewing party in Grant Park tomorrow starting at 4pm. The event is open to the public and the match will be shown on a 19'x33' HD screen at the Petrillo Band Shell.
Frank Klopas, Logan Pause, and Chris Rolfe are expected to attend. The match starts at 8pm and the event is free. Hopefully US Soccer will stage more of these events as the World Cup approaches.
The Fire's opponent on Wednesday night, the Colorado Rapids had a six game unbeaten run snapped by the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Colorado (5-5-5) played a man down for most of the match. Midfielder Atiba Harris was shown a straight red card in the 18th minute for a reckless challenge on Alan Gordon.