The new MLS Reserve League will be split into East, Central, and West divisions with teams facing each divisional opponent twice for a total of 10 games per team. Clubs may schedule additional games for their reserve squads against non-MLS opponents. Reserve Division games begin March 20 and conclude on October 16. The Union kick off their Reserve League schedule on April 10 when they host the NY Red Bulls.
All home Union Reserve League matches will be held at either the Bob Urban Field of Dreams at Houston Park or Chester Park in Wallingford, Pa. Specific locations will be available at a later date.
MLS clubs previously fielded reserve sides from 2005 through 2008, benefiting players such as 2010 Budweiser Golden Boot winner Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Omar Cummings, Jeff Larentowicz and Kosuke Kimura of the defending MLS Cup Champion Colorado Rapids and many others.
The full Philadelphia Union Reserve League schedule is below. For the most up to date information, media members are encouraged to contact the Union Communications department prior to attending any match.
Date Opponent Location Time
4/10/11 NY Red Bulls Union Practice Fields 10:00 AM
5/16/11 D.C. United Union Practice Fields 4:00 PM
5/29/11 at Toronto FC TBD 10:00 AM
7/3/11 at D.C. United D.C. United Training Field 10:00 AM
7/18/11 at NE Revolution Gillette Stadium/TBD 10:00 AM
8/15/11 at NY Red Bulls TBD 3:00 PM
8/21/11 at Columbus Crew Columbus Crew Stadium 10:00 AM
8/29/11 NE Revolution Union Practice Fields 10:00 AM
9/18/11 Columbus Crew Union Practice Fields 10:00 AM
10/16/11 Toronto FC Union Practice Fields 10:00 AM
Subject to Change; All Times Eastern
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