Category: 2017 US Open Cup

Fire out of USOC after PK loss to FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt turned in a remarkable performance in his club’s victory over the Fire in front of the second largest crowd in US Open Cup history. 32,287 fans saw Hildebrandt come up big at least twice in the first half, several times in the second half, and again in extra time before... Read more »

Fire v FC Cincinnati USOC match preview

What Are They All About? FC Cincinnati  How do you like me now? This past Saturday the Chicago Fire steamrolled Orlando City 4-0 at Toyota Park. More telling than the scoreline, Fire winger David Accam put on quite the display in front of a sold-out crowd. Amidst rumors of his possible departure to the Turkish... Read more »

Fire v Revolution match preview

What Are They All About? New England Revolution Dare we say it? Not yet. Although the Chicago Fire defeated St. Louis FC this past Wednesday 1-0 at Toyota Stadium, we won’t use the quintessential Open Cup motto until they are a bit further in the competition. Thursday’s draw pitted them against another lower league opponent... Read more »

Fire survive Saint Louis FC 1-0, advance in USOC

US Open Cup matches in the early rounds are all about surviving and advancing. The Fire did just that in a 1-0 win over their former USL affiliate Saint Louis FC. Luis Solignac’s “goal of the year” worthy back heel volley of Brandon Vincent’s pass in the 28th minute was the difference in the game... Read more »

Fire v Saint Louis FC USOC match preview

What Are They All About? St. Louis FC  They all count the same. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated Atlanta United 2-0 at Toyota Park on the back of a Luis Solignac strike and a Nemanja Nikolic PK. Complaints from the players and coaching staff about the win not being “pretty” will fall on... Read more »