Category: 2018 US Open Cup

Fire eliminated from USOC play

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... Read more »

Fire v Union USOC semfinal match preview

What Are They All About? Philadelphia Union Another unwanted record. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost to Real Salt Lake by a score of 2-1. The result marked a club record sixth consecutive loss. The streak can be added to the current ownership’s trophy cabinet which also includes the lowest points total in club... Read more »

Fire advance to USOC Semifinal

The Fire’s 4-0 victory over Louisville City has propelled them into the US Open Cup Semifinal against the Philadelphia Union. Goals from Nemanja Nikolic, Aleksandar Katai, Diego Campos, and Elliot Collier completed a relatively thorough win for a Fire team in control of the match from the start. The Fire will face Philadelphia in a... Read more »
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Fire v Louisville City USOC match preview

What Are They All About? Louisville City FC Make it count. This past weekend the Chicago Fire lost on the road in Dallas while utilizing a largely experimental line-up in preparation for the US Open Cup quarterfinal. The likes of Dax McCarty, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Nemanja Nikolic were rested while attacking engine Aleksandar Katai was... Read more »

Fire v Sounders match preview

What Are They All About? Seattle Sounders Magic indeed. This past Wednesday the Chicago Fire defeated Atlanta United in the US Open Cup by a score line of 1-0. A brilliant team move that started in their own defensive third was finished off by Nemanja Nikolic and Chicago held on against a makeshift Atlanta lineup... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Fire v Atlanta United USOC match preview

What Are They All About? Atlanta United Some much needed rest. This past weekend the Chicago Fire enjoyed a break in the MLS schedule an d it could not have come at a better time. Winless since May 26th, the Fire have found themselves amidst an injury spell that has left the squad especially thin.... Read more »

Fire v Crew USOC match preview

What Are They All About? Columbus Crew Open Cup Less than happy. This past weekend the Chicago Fire defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 at Toyota Park but despite the result, head coach Veljko Paunovic spent a portion of his post-match presser lamenting missed chances and shambolic defending in the final twenty minutes. While a... Read more »