Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
MLS Reserve League returns
February 20th, 2012 10:19PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[DATEBOOK] Major League Soccer will again operate its Reserve League in 2012. season. The 19 clubs will be divided into three conferences and play 10 matches for a total of 95 Reserve League games. The league will give clubs an opportunity to use players who aren't getting first-team minutes, trialists and notably academy players whose amateur eligibility won't be jeopardized by playing alongside older pros.

Reserve League: Schedule
Reserve League: Handbook

Teams in the six-team Central and Western conferences will face each conference opponent twice, once home and once away. Teams in the seven-team Eastern Conference will play an unbalanced schedule, facing four of their conference opponents twice, home and away, one additional conference opponent at home, and the remaining club once on the road. Reserve teams can also play other opponents in non-league games.

MLS Reserve League Conferences
 
Eastern: Columbus Crew, D.C. United, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC
 
Central: Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake
 
Western: Chivas USA, Los Angeles Galaxy, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps



2 comments
  1. Gak Foodsource
    commented on: February 21, 2012 at 9:39 a.m.
    Great news. I am happy to see MLS found some loose change at the bottom of its pockets to re-fund this league. Very important piece to a successful development model.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: February 21, 2012 at 10:26 a.m.
    It would be nice to see these reserve teams play after the scheduled MLS contest.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Women's World Cup watch parties set for Sunday    
U.S. Soccer will host a viewing party for Sunday's Women's World Cup final between the USA ...
Olivia the parrot picks Japan over USA    
Olivia, a 10-year-old African gray parrot, is predicting Japan over the USA in the Women's World ...
ICYMI | MLS: Report: New DP procedures formulated    
Allocation money could become even more valuable under new policies adopted by MLS. One of the ...
Reader's Note: Watch for Special July 4th Edition    
Soccer America will publish Soccer America Daily on Saturday as it previews Sunday's Women's World Cup ...
Scouting Report: USA preps for Gold Cup against Guatemala    
Two years ago, the USA tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 6-0 win over ...
Video Pick: Freddy Adu -- Good News, Bad News     
The good news is that Freddy Adu scored an impressive free kick goal. The bad news ...
NASL enters Phase 2; Strikers welcome back ex-coach    
The New York Cosmos, as champions of the 10-game spring season, are ensured a spot in ...
Video Pick: Hope Solo -- 'Why I'm a goalkeeper'    
Hope Solo explains how she embraced the goalkeeper position after having enjoyed more the role of ...
Video Pick: Julie Johnston thanks her family    
Defender Julie Johnston, who has marshaled the American defense that has conceded only one goal at ...
What They're Saying: Professor Cheryl Cooky    
"Gender is probably a factor. We have in our culture a protectionist stance toward women." -- ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives