Category: U.S. Open Cup

Fire Advance To USOC Quarterfinals

With a 1-0 win in Rochester the Fire advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup tournament and will now face the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park on July 12.  The Columbus Crew were upset by the Richmond Kickers and were the only MLS side not to advance.  The Fire Premier team... Read more »

Fire v Rhinos - US Open Cup Live Chat

Catch the game streaming live online at and talk about it live here as it happens.  First kick is scheduled for 6:35 CDT.    Fire v Rhinos US Open Cup

US Open Cup Match To Be Played In Peoria

Since playing a US Open Cup qualifying match at Toyota Park was apparently not an option, the Fire have announced that the March 30 match up against the Colorado Rapids will be played at Bradley University’s Shea Stadium in Peoria.  While the Fire have played Open Cup matches in Peoria before, 2008 against the Crew... Read more »

Sounders take home US Open Cup

The expansion Seattle Sounders have added a trophy to an already remarkable first MLS season, [winning the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over D.C. United at RFK Stadium.]( With the win the Sounders — who got their goals from Fredy Montero and Roger Levesque — become only the second... Read more »

Fire Eliminated from the Open Cup in 1-0 Loss

The Fire were eliminated from contention in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tonight as they fell to the USL-2’s Wilmington Hammerheads.  Click here for the Fire website’s recap of the match. Tonight’s result is probably a little embarrassing for the Fire as losing to a 3rd division side (no matter who played for the... Read more »

Fire vs Wilmington Hammerheads: Match Preview (Follow the game on Twitter)

[Here is a little piece I wrote for the Tribune](,0,1016521.story) previewing tonight’s Fire U.S. Open Cup match against the Wilmington (N.C) Hammerheads of USL-2. But I wanted to take a more in depth look at the match (especially the lineup) so here are a few more thoughts that I had… **What will the Fire do... Read more »