Every sport has its go-to underdog story. For American soccer, it’s the 1999 Rochester Raging Rhinos
Saint Louis FC reached the fifth round of the US open Cup with a stunning 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium in St Charles.
There were only two games in the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Semifinals, but there were plenty of impressive individual performances to choose from for TheCup.us Player of the Round.
When the dust settled on the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Quarterfinals, all four home teams were victorious, leaving just one former tournament champion and three teams seeking to lift the trophy for the first time. The home team was victorious in all four games. The four-time US Open Cup champion Chicago Fire put […]
On Monday, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) performed the draw to determine which teams would host the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Semifinals. The USSF also determined the hosting priorities for the 105th US Open Cup Final. The draw was originally scheduled for Thursday, July 19 but the Portland Timbers filed a protest […]
There were several exceptional individual performances in the Quarterfinals of the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. This should make for a challenge when the staff of TheCup.us and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters cast their votes for TheCup.us Player of the Round.
In what started as a close affair in Bridgeview, Ill. ended in a rout as the Chicago Fire defeated Louisville City FC, 4-0, to advance to their all-time record 13th Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semifinal.
Nemanja Nikolic’s 54th minute goal – his third goal of the competition – was enough to lead the Fire past Atlanta United 1-0 in front of an announced crowd of 41,012. It was the largest crowd to ever watch a US Open Cup game in the 105-year history of the tournament.
Chicago got the upper hand in its sporting rivalry with St. Louis as the Fire took a 1-0 win over St. Louis FC in a fourth-round US Open Cup match before a 5,786 crowd at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night.
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