The Fire Reserves defeated the Columbus Crew 5-3 to improve their Reserve League record to 2-5-0. The match featured a switch to a 4-3-3 formation and the first appearance in game action for trialing center backs Yamith Cuesta and Elias Vasquez. The starting line-up also saw a return to the pitch for team captain Logan Pause.
Sherjill MacDonald scored the first goal in the 21st but missed a penalty in the 79th after begin taken down in the box. Maicon Santos drew a penalty as well in the 59th but he converted his chance from the spot. Quincy Amarikwa and Brendan King also scored for the Fire.
MacDonald combined with Victor Pineda to force an own goal in the 83rd and Atouba set up King for an easy tap in that seemed to put the Fire ahead comfortably before two late goals narrowed the margin.
D Jumper, Cuesta, Vasquez, Videira (Thompson 53')
M Lindpere (Atouba 46'), Pause (Bone 58'), Paladini
F MacDonald, Amarikwa (Pineda 73'), Santos (King 62')
Bench unused: Del Santo, Leon
CHI- 21' MacDonald
CLB - 35' Finley
CHI - 35' Amarikwa
CHI - 60' Santos (PK)
CHI - 74' King
CHI - 83' Columbus own goal
CLB - 87' Finlay (PK)
CLB - 89' Finley