CITY SC knocked out of Open Cup with loss against Chicago Fire

CITYPARK cloaked in red prior to the match against Minnesota United FC.
CITYPARK cloaked in red prior to the match against Minnesota United FC.(CITY SC)
Published: May. 9, 2023 at 4:06 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Chicago Fire knocked out CITY SC from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night. The final score of the match was 2-1 for Chicago, ending CITY’s run for the Cup.

CITY led the game in shots, with 14 shots to Chicago’s 11, and possession at 57%, but Chicago was the team able to put two into the net, winning them the match.

CITY and Chicago Fire will face off again for an MLS match at Soldier Field on Saturday at 12 p.m.

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Chicago Fire took a very early lead in the U.S. Open Cup match against CITY by scoring in minute two.

The score remained 0-1, with Chicago in the lead, going into halftime.

Chicago doubled their lead in minute 74 after a bad touch from goalkeeper Ben Lundt in the box, creating an opportunity for the Fire.

CITY SC cut the lead in half two minutes into stoppage time with a goal from Miguel Perez. However, it wasn’t enough, and CITY got knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup.


In CITY’s previous Open Cup appearance on April 25, they beat Union Omaha 5-1.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is a knockout tournament that any team affiliated with U.S. Soccer can join. This includes professional and amateur teams. The tournament began in 1914 and was on hiatus during 2020 and 2021 because of COVID-19.

CITY’s most recent match was against Dallas FC in a regular MLS season match last Saturday. The match was postponed at minute 50 because of a weather delay from lightning in the area. MLS has not announced when Dallas FC and CITY will make up the rest of this match. At the time of the postponement, the teams were tied 0-0.

CITY will face Chicago Fire again on Saturday in a regular season MLS match.