The Fire lost yet another US Open Cup semifinal in crushing fashion. The Philadelphia Union walked away with a 3-0 victory to advance to the final against the Houston Dynamo in September.
Cory Burke scored in the 60th and 78th minutes to take control of the match and CJ Sapong added an 86th minute tally to ice it. The Fire managed to muster just one shot on target with most of their first choice lineup in place and Dax McCarty returning from injury.
They now have 10 games remaining in the regular season to attempt to salvage some dignity from the 2018 season.
Sanchez; Hasler (Conner 85'), Kappelhof, Vincent, Corrales (Ellis 74'); Bronico (Gordon 72'), Schweinsteiger, McCarty; Katai, Edwards, Nikolic
Subs not used: Cleveland, Campbell, Lillard, Johnson