Category: 2012 Reserve League

Fire Reserves beat FC Dallas 2-1, Franco debuts

The Fire defeated FC Dallas 2-1 in a Reserve match this morning at the Toyota Park practice field.  Both sides got a look at several academy players as well as the usual run from players not typically in the starting line up every week.  For the Fire, this match featured the debut of striker Guillermo... Read more »

Kinney returns, Pineda shines in reserve victory

The Fire Reserves defeated the Colorado Rapids 3-1 this morning in a match that featured the on-field return of injured defender Steven Kinney, an impressive effort from homegrown player Victor Pineda, some interesting positional changes, and appearances by players in the U-16 Academy program.  Kinney, playing in his first competitive match since tearing his Achilles... Read more »

Fire reserves win 1-0 / New striker on the way

The Fire reserves defeated Houston 1-0 on a 7th minute goal from Federico Puppo.  The goal came after Puppo settled an errant clearance pass to beat Tyler Deric amid claims from the Houston side that the ball was handled before the Uruguayan forward was able to score. Gusting winds made the game an ugly one... Read more »

Rapids 2 Fire 0 - Recap and Ratings

During a weekend that saw the Eastern Conference display surprising dominance over their Western counterparts, the Fire were presented with an opportunity to make a statement.  A win could have moved them into second place in the Eastern table trailing only Sporting Kansas City.  Granted, it’s too early in the season to seriously look at... Read more »

Fire Reserves win, Johnson set to return, and Aston Villa Friendly

The Fire opened up MLS Reserve League play with a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.  The lone goal was scored in the 8th minute as Corben Bone volleyed home a ball that was headed in his direction after a throw in.  Bone played well throughout the match on both ends of the field and... Read more »

2012 Reserve League schedule announced

Just like last season, the MLS Reserve League will be split up into three different divisions with each club playing ten matches.  An initial Reserve League playoff plan was scrapped in 2011 and there are no plans to introduce it this season.  The team with the highest point total will be crowned league “champion”. The... Read more »