Catch the live stream beginning at 6pm and chime in as the Fire face USL side Charlotte in the third round of the US Open Cup. The Eagles currently sit in 8th place in third division USL-Pro with a 3-1-4 record. Two USL-Pro clubs were victorious over MLS sides last night so this game shouldn't be considered a lock. Orlando City defeated Colorado 3-1 and the Charleston Battery bested San Jose 1-0.
Should the Fire win, they will face the winner of tonight's Dayton Dutch Lions v Columbus Crew match. USOC play resumes on June 12. Expect Frank Klopas to field a strong line-up as the first team has traveled to Charlotte for this match. Sean Johnson is with the USMNT so he is not available.
Friedrich back in Germany
The Fire announced today that centerback Arne Friedrich is returning to Germany to receive further treatment on his ailing hip. Friedrich is not expected to return to Chicago until July 1. As of right now he's still hopeful that he can return to the field this season if the injury can be remedied.