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.