PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today released the club’s 2012 Major League Soccer Reserve League schedule. The Timbers Reserves will play a 10-match season against five regional opponents.
In 2012, the Timbers Reserves will face the reserve sides of Western Conference rivals Chivas USA, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes Seattle Sounders FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC twice – once at home and once away – during the Reserve League season. Ticket information and an on-sale date for Timbers Reserves games will be announced at a later date.
For the Reserve League, MLS’s 19 clubs have been divided into three conferences – Western, Central and Eastern. Both the Western and Central Conferences include six clubs, while the Eastern consists of seven teams.
Teams may at their discretion schedule additional exhibition games for their reserve squads against non-MLS opponents.
At the conclusion of the Reserve League season the team with the most points out of all three conferences will be determined the Reserve League champion. As in Major League Soccer, three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw and no points for a loss.
Full rules and regulations for the 2012 MLS Reserve League season can be found in the Reserve League Handbook, by clicking here.
2012 Timbers Reserve League Schedule (subject to change; all times Pacific)
|Tuesday, March 27||@San Jose Earthquakes Reserves||Nutrilite Training Facility||11 a.m.|
|Tuesday, April 10||@Seattle Sounders FC Reserves||Starfire Sports Complex||7 p.m.|
|Sunday, April 22||@Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves||Swangard Stadium||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, May 27||Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves||JELD-WEN Field||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 2||LA Galaxy Reserves||JELD-WEN Field||7 p.m.|
|Monday, June 18||@Chivas USA Reserves||The Home Depot Center||11 a.m.|
|Sunday, July 29||Chivas USA Reserves||JELD-WEN Field||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 26||San Jose Earthquakes Reserves||JELD-WEN Field||6 p.m.|
|Monday, Sept. 10||@LA Galaxy Reserves||Training or University Field||11 a.m.|
|Sunday, Sept. 16||Seattle Sounders FC Reserves||JELD-WEN Field||2 p.m.|