Tag: US Open Cup

Fire win 5-1 - advance to USOC semi-final

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Two wins away from a trophy and CONCACAF Champions League play in 2014. The Fire advanced to the US Open Cup semi-finals by defeating USL-Pro side Orlando City SC 5-1. Strong performances from Sean Johnson, Chris Rolfe, Patrick Nyarko, and Dilly Duka pushed the Fire past the giant-slaying underdog darlings of this year’s tournament. Johnson... Read more »

USOC match day - Fire v Orlando City

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares M Nyarko, Alex, Larentowicz, Duka F Rolfe, Magee Bench: Tornaghi, Lindpere, MacDonald, Paladini, Santos, Thompson, Videira Orlando City SC GK Gallardo D Songo’o, Burke, Boden, Valentino M Pulis, Mbengue, O’Connor, Molino F Dwyer, Tan Bench: Kempin, Diakhite, Duke, Chin, Alexandre

Fire defeat Crew 2-1 - advance to USOC quarterfinals

The Fire advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 US Open Cup tournament by defeating the Columbus Crew 2-1 at Toyota Park. Mike Magee scored his fourth goal in as many appearances since joining the club and Patrick Nyarko provided the game winner in the 78th minute. The game was rescheduled for Thursday at noon... Read more »

Fire's USOC third round draw announced

US Soccer has released the potential match-ups for the third round of the 2013 US Open Cup tournament after coin flips this morning to determine the pairings. The Fire will play the winner of the match between the Seattle Sounders U-23 (PDL) team and the Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro). That game will be played on... Read more »

Tuesday notes - USOC draw, Soumare, Rogers, & more

A return to the playoffs for a second consecutive season may seem tenuous at the moment but the Fire will still have a shot at some hardware if MLS postseason isn’t the cards. Clubs should find out in the next few days where they’ll land in the 2013 US Open Cup brackets. The US Soccer... Read more »

Sounders 2 Fire 0 - USOC Final

Seattle Sounders FC won their third consecutive US Open Cup Final by defeating the Fire 2-0 in front of a record breaking crowd of over 35,000.  The Fire were fortunate to be level at the half after Seattle controlled the majority of the first 45 minutes as Fredy Montero banged the inside of the post... Read more »

Fire v Sounders : US Open Cup Final Match Day

Starting Line Ups Fire GK Johnson D Gargan, Mikulic, Gibbs, Segares M Pause, Paladini, Pardo, Pappa F Nyarko, Oduro Bench: Conway, Anibaba, Videira, Husidic, Grazzini, Barouch, Chaves Sounders FC GK Keller D Riley, Hurtado, Parke, Gonzalez M Alonso, Evans, Fernandez, Neagle F Montero, Fucito Bench: Ford, Scott, Wahl, Friberg, Jaqua, Ochoa, Levesque

US Open Cup Final - Match Preview

The 98th US Open Cup Final may be more than just another final.  It could also be a battle for the “Kings of the Cup” title that Fire supporters proudly have trumpeted throughout the summer leading up to this point. The Chicago Fire, owners of four US Open Cup Final trophies can tie Bethlehem Steel... Read more »

Fire 2 Kickers 1 - Fire Reach US Open Cup Final

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The Fire earned a place in their sixth US Open Final by virtue of a 2-1 victory over a scrappy Richmond Kickers club that battled for ninety minutes.  The Seattle Sounders FC will be the opponent on October 4 in Washington after they defeated FC Dallas 1-0. The Fire are making an attempt to salvage... Read more »

US Open Cup Match Day - Fire v Kickers

The Fire will resume their pursuit of a fifth US Open Cup title tonight against the USL Pro side Richmond Kickers.  With a break in MLS play until September 10 look for Frank Klopas to field the best possible line up available.  This should be the same eleven that has won the last two matches... Read more »