Fire Advance To USOC Quarterfinals

With a 1-0 win in Rochester the Fire advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup tournament and will now face the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park on July 12.  The Columbus Crew were upset by the Richmond Kickers and were the only MLS side not to advance.  The Fire Premier team was defeated by Sporting Kansas City 3-0.  Here's a pretty gun rundown of all the third round action. 

The quarterfinal matchups:

New York @ Chicago

Richmond @ Sporting Kansas City

Real Salt Lake @ FC Dallas

Los Angeles @ Seattle


Chicago Now 2.0

The long talked about changes to ChicagoNow will finally happen tomorrow.  The changes won't affect content at Fire Confidential but the appearance of the site will be a bit different.  Banners will be replaced by logos (so Nyarko and Johnson will have the hex lifted) and there will be different options/categories of information along the right side of the page.  As far as posting comments, you may have to recreate your display names and avatars but the rest should be fairly painless. 

Filed under: U.S. Open Cup

Tags: Chicago Fire, US Open Cup


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  • Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah! Nazarith has no touch missing easy shot in front of net. Chavez worked harder but did not take several one touch chances in order to go right take shot and miss frame. Same old stuff! Ferarri on wing was a mistake! No offense or defense from him. Bone is creator but not finisher as seen tonight. Videra is defensive mid and where was Paladini? Come this is not the changes needed just Frankie supporting Frankie!

  • Games last Wednesday, Sunday, and again on Tuesday...

    No major injuries...

    A lead in the first half...

    A shutout...

    A VICTORY...

    I'll take it.

  • In reply to Modibo:

    Mee too!!!

  • In reply to Modibo:

    Thats the problem! Too many people are satisfied. This was a second division team we played who actually had more shots on frame and almost tied in last few min. Do you really expect this team to make playoffs and do more than tie? They have showed no desire to identify problems and make changes needed to win. Did I say WIN!

  • In reply to Modibo:

    the second coming of dipsy.

  • In reply to firefan1998:

    This is rather thorough and detailed for a rumor article but it's hard to believe the Fire would really be looking at a player from the NJCAA Div II (I did check though, he's a real player for Lincoln). Maybe he's headed to the PDL side or something?

  • In reply to Mateu:

    "Major League Soccer giants Chicago Fire" lol

  • TFC never seems to keep a coach long enough to have any effect on the team... Not surprised

  • In reply to Adam25:

    Announcement at 3:45pm

  • I like the sound of that...

  • TFC making there signings know early. I guess they want to keep ppl in there seats. But 2 DPs who would of known...

  • Frings is 34 and Koevermans is 32

  • Too bad for us Fire Fans we could have used a
    Quality German Midfielder like Torsten Frings.
    He could have brought some needed life to the squad.He played a key midfield role for the
    German national team for many years. As most of us would agree a high quality midfielder is
    what the Chicago fire is in dire need off.

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  • There are a few more plyers the Fire should wave.
    Mike Banner,Steven Kinney,Dasan Robinson and Marko Maric
    just to name a few. Banner,Kinney have not played yet this year.
    Marko Maric and Robinsin have been big disappointments.

  • In reply to TigerJMS:

    Kinney is good Maric has potential in midfield but injuries really set you back...

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