Wilmer Cabrera will coach the Rapids reserve team

Reserves open 2012 schedule Tuesday in Houston

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Monday, March 12, 2012) – The Colorado Rapids Reserves will open their 2012 season tomorrow at the Houston Dynamo, the first match in a 10-game schedule. Wilmer Cabrera, an Assistant Coach to Oscar Pareja with the first team, will serve as head coach of the Reserves.

During the 2012 season, the Rapids Reserves will provide playing time in a competitive environment for players looking to push their way into the first team for regular season MLS matches. The Reserves will also look to develop young talent, using players already on the team as well as members of the Rapids Academy teams. In addition, the Rapids may use Reserve games to test unsigned players who may improve the club’s roster.

The Rapids Reserves will play 10 matches throughout the 2012 season, competing in the Central Conference with the Chicago Fire, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, and Real Salt Lake. They will played two matches each against those teams, once at home and once away. At the conclusion of the Reserve League season, the team with the most points, regardless of conference (Eastern, Central, Western) will be crowned Reserve League Champion, a title that the Rapids Reserves won in 2006 and 2007.

CLICK HERE for the 2012 Colorado Rapids Reserve League schedule.

CLICK HERE for the 2012 MLS Reserve League Rules & Regulations