Category: 2014 US Open Cup

Fire embarrassed in USOC semi-final debacle

Just when you thought a 5-1 loss to San Jose on July 23 was the low point of the season, the Fire continue to find ways to shock supporters with yet an even bigger sham. A 6-0 drubbing at the hands of the Seattle Sounders leaves little to look forward to but the false hope... Read more »

As Fire prep for USOC semi-final it may be time to forget about Jermaine Jones

The Fire will have an opportunity to reach the seventh US Open Final in club history but they’ll have to beat a team they have yet to defeat in any competition. Since coming into the league in 2009 the Fire are 0-7-3 against Seattle including a loss in 2011’s US Open Cup Final. If the... Read more »

Fire advance to USOC semifinals with 3-1 win over Atlanta

Nothing comes easy for the Fire and a trip to Atlanta to face a suspension depleted NASL club with a 3-5-1 record was no exception. A gritty 3-1 victory over the Silverbacks was the Fire’s first win on artificial turf since June 28, 2011. Frank Yallop fielded close to a first choice side but Atlanta... Read more »

Fire down Crew 4-2, advance to USOC quarterfinals

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A brace from Juan Luis Anangono kept the Fire alive and in the hunt for a fifth US Open Cup championship. The Ecuadorian forward replaced Mike Magee in the 77th minute after Magee suffered an ankle injury forcing him out of the  match. After a dominant first half in which the Fire controlled the match... Read more »

USOC match day - Fire v Crew

Starting line ups Fire  GK Johnson D Watson, Ianni, Soumare, Cochrane M Ward, Pause, Larentowicz, Shipp F Magee, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Franco, Hurtado, Kinney, Alex, Ritter, Anangono Crew GK Clark D Barson, Gehrig, Wahl, Sweat M Tchani, George, Speas, Anor F Jimenez, Meram bench: Withrow, Parkhurst, Trapp, Arrieta  

US Open Cup quarterfinal pairings

Should the Fire defeat Columbus in round 5 of this year’s US Open Cup Tournament they will travel for the quarterfinal round. Chicago will face the winner of the tomorrow night’s match between the Atlanta Silverbacks and Colorado Rapids. The match will take place on July 8 or 9. Here’s the complete breakdown from US... Read more »

Fire down Pittsburgh, advance in US Open Cup

A downpour combined with lightning in the area delayed kick off for almost two hours and another storm stopped play 4 minutes in the second half. The second delay was enough for US Soccer and match officials to declare Chicago victorious with a 2-1 lead and no apparent chance to resume the match. After a... Read more »

USOC match day - Fire v Riverhounds

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Expect the Fire to field a strong side against USL-Pro’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The visitors feature former Fire bust Collins John and ex-MLS players Joseph Ngwenya and Danny Earls but they currently sit at the bottom of the USL table with a 1-7-5 record. Frank Yallop will have a full squad at his disposal with the... Read more »