MLS Reserve League: Chicago Fire fall 2-0 to Rochester Rhinos
CHICAGO (April 21, 2014) – The Chicago Fire fell 2-0 to the Rochester Rhinos Monday morning in MLS Reserve League action. Minh Vu and JC Banks scored as the USL-PRO side won 2-0 at Toyota Park.
The Rhinos opened scoring in the 22nd minute when Minh Vu received a great ball from Tyler Rosenlund that bounced over the Fire defense and with a right-footed chip, lofted the ball over Fire ‘keeper Alec Kann for the 1-0 lead.
Banks doubled the lead in the 81st minute when he raced in and took a low, driven shot on goal. Kann raced off his line and got a foot to it, but the ball ricocheted off him and bounced into the goal.
The Fire return to action when they hit the road to take on the Charlotte Eagles at UNC Charlotte on Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. CT.
Chicago Fire 0 – 2 Rochester Rhinos
Chicago Fire: Alec Kann; Patrick Ianni ©, Steven Kinney, Marco Franco, Andrew Gutman*; Chris Ritter, Matt Watson (Martin Alba 60’), Alex Underwood*, Oscar Gonzales*; Giuseppe Gentile, Juan Luis Anangono (James Myall* 46’)
Substitutes not used: Kyle Reynish, Harry Shipp,
*Chicago Fire Academy Player
Rochester Rhinos: John McCarthy; Onua Obasi, Kyle Hoffer, Tony Walls, Pat McMahon; Tyler Rosenlund, Minh Vu (Johnny Mendoza 72’), JC Banks (Jossimar Sanchez 86’), Alec Sundley (Mike Garzi 86’); Sam Petrone (Alex Dixon 72’), Colin Rolfe (Lance Rozeboom 63’)
Substitutes not used: Luis Soffner, Ayao Sossou
ROC – Minh Vu (Tyler Rosenlund) 22’
ROC – JC Banks (Johnny Mendoza) 81’
ROC – Alec Sundley (caution) 44’
Referee: Gregory Dopka
Assistants: Keith Angel, Art Arustianmyan
Fourth Official: Dr. Heber Estrada