Earthquakes announce 2012 Reserve League schedule

Quakes open Reserve League play against Portland at home on March 27

Quakes fall 2-1 to Portland in Reserve League

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Portland Timbers

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes, in conjunction with Major League Soccer, have announced the schedule for the club’s 2012 MLS Reserve League season. The Quakes will play host to the Portland Timbers on Tuesday, March 27, to begin their 10-game slate. Kick-off at the Earthquakes Training Facility in San Jose is slated for 11 a.m.

The MLS Reserve League is again divided into Eastern, Central and Western conferences, with each team playing all games within its conference. The Earthquakes compete in the Western Conference, and will face all five of their Western foes both home and away. Clubs may, at their discretion, schedule additional exhibition matches for their reserve squads against non-MLS opponents.

San Jose’s five games will take place at the Earthquakes Training Facility, beginning at 11 a.m.

Following the Timbers opener, the Quakes reserves will remain at home to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday, April 8. Additional home dates are Monday, May 14, against Chivas USA, Sunday, Aug. 12, against Seattle Sounders FC, and Tuesday, Sept. 4, versus the rival LA Galaxy.

At the conclusion of the season, the team with the most points out of all three conferences will be determined the Reserve League champions. As in MLS, three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss.

The first of 95 total matches for the 19 MLS clubs in this year’s Reserve League season is set for March 12.

Full Rules and Regulations for the 2012 MLS Reserve League can be found in the Reserve League Handbook, by CLICKING HERE.

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, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Earthquakes 2012 MLS Reserve League Schedule

Subject to Change; All Times Pacific

Date

Opponent

Venue

Time

Tues., March 27

Portland Timbers

Earthquakes Training Facility

11 a.m.

Sun., April 8

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Earthquakes Training Facility

11 a.m.

Tues., May 8

LA Galaxy

Training or University Field

11 a.m.

Mon. May 14

Chivas USA

Earthquakes Training Facility

11 a.m.

Fri., June 8

Chivas USA

The Home Depot Center

11 a.m.

Sun., Aug. 12

Seattle Sounders FC

Earthquakes Training Facility

11 a.m.

Sun., Aug. 26

Portland Timbers

JELD-WEN Field

6 p.m.

Tues., Sept. 4

LA Galaxy

Earthquakes Training Facility

11 a.m.

Mon. Sept. 10

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

University of British Columbia

11 a.m.

Tues., Sept. 25

Seattle Sounders FC

Starfire Sports Stadium

7 p.m.