Fire advance to USOC quarterfinals with win over Atlanta United

The Fire defeated Atlanta United 1-0 on the road to advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup tournament. After a fairly even first half, Aleksandar Katai, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luis Solignac, and Nemanja Nikolic combined for a picturesque team goal in the 54th minute.

The Fire fielded a strong line-up while Atlanta chose to field only two regular starters in Miguel Almiron and Leandro Gonzalez-Pirez. The Fire were able to clamp down defensively in the final thirty minutes and did not allow many open looks to close out the game and advance in the tournament.

They will next face Louisville City FC on July 18 at Toyota Park.

Fire lineup

Sanchez; Campos (Ellis 64'), Kappelhof, Campbell, Corrales; Bronico, McCarty, Schweinsteiger; Katai (Gordon 90+4'), Solignac; Nikolic (Tchani 78')

Subs not used: Cleveland, Lillard, Vincent, Johnson

Filed under: 2018 US Open Cup

Tags: Chicago Fire

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