The Chivas USA Reserves arrive Saturday evening in Frisco, Texas, for their first game of the 2008 MLS Reserve Division season, against FC Dallas on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. CT (2:30 p.m. PT), following the first team’s match.
Like the rest of the Reserve Teams in MLS, the Chivas USA Reserves will play 12 matches over the course of the 2008 season (6 home and 6 away). The team with the best record at the end of the season will earn a $20,000 prize.
MLS Reserve Division matches allow for a squad of up to 20 players, which may include players on the MLS team’s roster as well as “guest players” that are registered with U.S. Soccer. For this upcoming game, Chivas USA has four “guest Reserve players”: midfielder Mike Uremovich, goalkeeper Sam Reynolds, defender Daniel Dobson, and midfielder/defender Erik Robert.
Uremovich is a Texan native who attended SMU and George Mason. He also played in reserve scrimmages with FC Dallas.
Goalkeeper Sam Reynolds, 26, from Cal State Fullerton, spent many days in camp during the preseason with Chivas USA.
Defender Daniel Dobson, 24, was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards in 2006. The Garland, Texas native played for University of Memphis as midfielder and defender.
Erik Robert, from Inglewood, California, attended Loyola High School and Saint Mary’s, where he played as left midfielder/defender.
The four players are under a three-day contract.
CHIVAS USA RESERVE DIVISION SCHEDULE 2008*
DAY DATE EVENT _ ____TIME*
Sun Mar 30 @ FC Dallas (Pizza Hut Park) 4:30 p.m.
Sun Apr 6 vs. Real Salt Lake 10:00 a.m.
Mon Apr 21 vs. FC Dallas 10:00 a.m.
Sun May 4 @ Houston Dynamo (Carl Lewis Field) 10:00 a.m.
Sun May 25 @ Colorado (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park) 10:00 a.m.
Sun Jul 6 vs. San Jose 10:00 a.m.
Fri Jul 11 @ Los Angeles Galaxy (Home Depot Center) 10:00 a.m.
Fri Aug 15 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy 10:00 a.m.
Sun Sep 21 @ Real Salt Lake (Quinn’s Junction) 10:00 a.m.
Sun Oct 12 @ San Jose (UC-SC Training Field) 10:00 a.m.
Sun Oct 19 vs. Colorado Rapids 2:30 p.m.
Sun Oct 26 vs. Houston Dynamo 10:00 a.m.
* Subject to change. All match times are local, and home matches will be played at The Home Depot Center. For the latest information, please contact Chivas USA Communications.