Defending Champion Rapids Reserves Defeat Fire Reserves 1-0

COMMERCE CITY Colo. (Monday April 16 2007) – The Colorado Rapids Reserves won the first game this season 1-0 against the Chicago Fire Reserves on a windy day at Dick’s SportingGoodsPark.

Playing with the wind at their backs in the first half the Rapids Reserves carried the play but could not come away with a goal.

The best opportunity came from Jovan Kirovski. In the 44th minute he took a 20-yard shot that beat Fire Reserves’ goalkeeper Jon Busch but was kept out of the net by the crossbar.

After the break the Rapids Reserves stepped up the pressure and pinned Chicago in their own end. Substitute Nick LaBrocca had a shot that was only save by the outstretched foot of Busch in the 48th minute.

Just one minute later Jordan Harvey scored the game’s only goal. Nick LaBrocca found Jacob Peterson on the right. After slipping behind the Fire Reserves’ back line Peterson cut the ball back to a streaking Harvey who netted his first goal of the season.

The Rapids Reserves next game will be played Tuesday May 1 when they hit the road and play the Real Salt Lake Reserves in Utah.

Scoring Summary:

COL – Harvey (Peterson LaBrocca) 49

Colorado Rapids Reserves – Zach Thornton Jordan Harvey Chris Wingert Stephen Keel Dan Gargan Jacob Peterson Daniel Wasson Jose Cancela (John DiRaimondo 66) Nico Colaluca (Yherland McDonald 78) Roberto Brown (Nick LaBrocca 46) Jovan Kirovski (Colin Clark 46)

Substitutes Not Used: Justin Hughes Galen Thompson

Chicago Fire Reserves – Jon Busch C.J. Brown (Ritchie Kotschau 46) Osei Telesford Daniel Woolard Dasan Robinson Brian Plotkin Bakary Soumare Thiago (Jordan Russolillo 46) Floyd Franks Calen Carr Pascal Bedrossian (Jeff Curtin 61)

Substitute Not Used: Nick Noble

Misconduct Summary:

CHI – Soumare (Caution) 47

COL – Wasson (Caution) 54

CHI – Telesford (Caution) 57

COL – Wingert (Caution) 65