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Chicago Fire PDL
Brendan King’s 90th-minute equalizer off a corner kick pulled the Chicago Fire PDL team back from the brink of elimination, seemingly leading 30 minutes of extra time to determine a winner in its Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Second Round match against the Dayton Dutch Lions in Bridgeview, Ill.
The Chicago Fire PDL side stood their ground, defeating neighboring Croatian Eagles 1-0 in the First Round of the 2012 US Open Cup at Toyota Park’s Practice Field in Bridgeview, Illinois.
A handful of players with US Open Cup playing experience as members of Premier Development League teams were selected in the two-round, 38-player Major League Soccer Draft Thursday afternoon at the NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, MO.
TheCup.us has learned from multiple sources that the Premier Development League, the amateur division of United Soccer Leagues, will receive 16 berths for the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The expanded number of berths will be dispersed, with one exception, to the top two clubs from the 2011 standings in each division.
In front of a sparse crowd of 4,487 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, MLS side Sporting KC overcame Chicago Fire PDL with goals from Teal Bunbury, Milos Stojcev and Kei Kamara to send them to the Quarterfinals.
The quarterfinal foursome features one of two remaining clubs from the PDL as the Chicago Fire development squad travels to play Sporting KC in the Third Round and become the first opponent to win at the new stadium. In the other Third Round contest, the Richmond Kickers visit the Columbus Crew.
After spending 48 hours in Madison, starting a game and taking the lead only to have it abandoned due to lightning Tuesday night and finally playing their second-round U.S. Open Cup match Wednesday, the Chicago Fire PDL team headed back to the Windy City with a sense of satisfaction – and a marquee matchup in the next round.
Creighton’s Andrew Ribeiro and Thierry Zahui scored in a three-minute span in the second half as the Chicago Fire PDL team knocked off the Madison 56ers 2-0 in a second round match of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday at Breese Stevens Field.
The Madison 56ers and the Chicago Fire Premier played just more than 17 minutes of their Second Round US Open Cup match before the game was halted by lightning with the Fire ahead 1-0.