Category: 2015 US Open Cup

Union 1 Fire 0 - USOC semifinal flame out

With a near full complement of players, the season on the line, and a chance to host the US Open Cup Final at home, one would have expected this match to feature an all-out effort worthy of carrying or at least acknowledging the weight of this match from the Fire. That wasn’t the case. Despite... Read more »

Fire v Union - USOC semifinal match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union Preview This is a season defining moment for the Chicago Fire. There is no room for cute quips or funny intros to this week’s preview; it’s time for the squad to show that it has some character and pride left and get it done. Chicago takes on the... Read more »

Fire down Orlando City 3-1, advance to USOC semi-finals

Fire down Orlando City 3-1, advance to USOC semi-finals
The beauty of the US Open Cup tournament is that every team has a chance to win in a one game elimination format. By virtue of the 3-1 victory over Orlando City, the Fire have advanced to the USOC semi-finals on August 11 in Philadelphia. They will face is a Union team that is tied... Read more »
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Fire v Orlando City USOC match preview

While Drogbawatch continues the Fire will attempt to advance to the US Open Cup semi-finals against Orlando City. A win will pit them against the winner of today’s Philadelphia v New York Red Bulls contest on August 11 or 12. Martin Tomszak takes a look at Orlando City in the latest match preview. What Are... Read more »

Fire defeat Charlotte 3-1, advance to USOC quarterfinals

Fire defeat Charlotte 3-1, advance to USOC quarterfinals
Mike Magee scored twice and Lovel Palmer added a goal and an assist as the Fire defeated USL side Charlotte Independence to advance to the US Open Cup Quarterfinals. The visitors put forward a good effort and kept the score line close but it wasn’t enough to get by another MLS side on the road.... Read more »

Fire v Independence - USOC match preview

Our guy Martin Tomszak is back with another US Open Cup match preview. What Are They About? Charlotte Independence Deja vu. The Chicago Fire find themselves facing another lower league club in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open cup as they take on the USL expansion side Charlotte Independence on Tuesday. Chicago is on the back... Read more »
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Fire survive Louisville City, advance in USOC tournament

Fire survive Louisville City, advance in USOC tournament
The Fire averted what could have been an embarrassing US Open Cup disaster by squeaking past USL side Louisville City FC 1-0 in overtime. Quincy Amarikwa, who squandered countless opportunities throughout the night, scored the game winner in the 116th minute. While standing in the way of Guly do Prado’s shot attempt, Amarikwa redirected the ball... Read more »

Fire notebook - USOC, transfer window help, Hauptman frustrated, and more

The Fire will look to take the first step on the road to a fifth US Open Cup title tonight with a fourth round match against USL side Louisville City FC. Frank Yallop told reporters during his weekly conference call on Monday morning that he will likely field a mostly first choice line-up against the... Read more »

Fire v Louisville City FC - USOC match preview

Martin Tomszak takes a look at the Fire’s opening foray into the 2015 US Open Cup competition. Needless to say, the Fire need a win. What Are They About? Louisville City FC It’s that time of year again! No, the Fire have not been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs… It’s the start of Chicago’s Lamar... Read more »
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