Chicago Fire fall 3-0 to Philadelphia Union in U.S. Open Cup semifinal

Submitted by chepetiso on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:47
US Open Cup

Source: Chicago Fire Communications

CHESTER, Pa. (Aug. 2018) -  The Chicago Fire fell 3-0 to the Philadelphia Union in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal on Wednesday evening at Talen Energy Stadium.

Cory Burke opened scoring with his right-footed shot in the 60th minute and doubled the lead with his second in the 78th minute.

C.J. Sapong notched the final goal for the Union in the 86th minute as the Fire exited the storied tournament after advancing to a record 13th semifinal.  

The Fire return to MLS action against the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. CT (ESPN+/Univision Radio WRTO AM 1200). Coverage begins at 7:15 p.m. CT with a live pregame show on ESPN+ presented by CIBC. 

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Chicago Fire 0:3 Philadelphia Union
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - Semifinal Round
Aug. 8, 2018 - Talen Energy Stadium
Attendance: 7,934 

Scoring Summary:
PHI - Cory Burke (Alejandro Bedoya, Borek Dockal) 60' 
PHI - Cory Burke (Alejandro Bedoya, C.J. Sapong) 78'
PHI - C.J. Sapong (Fabrice-Jean Picault) 86'

Misconduct Summary:
CHI - Aleksandar Katai (caution) 62'

Chicago Fire: Richard Sanchez; Nicolas Hasler (Drew Conner 85'), Johan Kappelhof, Brandon Vincent, Jorge Corrales (Kevin Ellis 74'); Brandt Bronico (Alan Gordon 72'), Bastian Schweinsteiger, Dax McCarty ©; Aleksandar Katai, Raheem Edwards; Nemanja Nikolic

Subs not used: Stefan Cleveland; Jonathan Campbell, Grant Lillard; Daniel Johnson

Shots: 8; Shots On-Goal: 1; Fouls: 12; Saves: 4; Offsides: 1; Corners:8.

Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Auston Trusty, Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Keegan Rosenberry, Borek Dockal (Derrick Jones 90'), Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya ©, David Accam (C.J. Sapong 56'), Cory Burke (Fabian Herbers 81'), Fabrice-Jean Picault

Subs not used: John McCarthy, Fabinho, Warren Creavalle, Richie Marquez

Shots: 22; Shots On-Goal: 7; Fouls: 9; Saves: 1; Offsides: 4; Corners: 3.