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Chicago Fire Begin Quest for Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Host Pride Night at Toyota Park

June 4, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire News Release

The Chicago Fire (5-7-2, 17 points) travel to take on Columbus Crew SC (7-3-5, 26 points) in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. CT. The match will be available via live web stream on

Three days later the Men in Red return to MLS action when they host the New England Revolution (6-4-4, 22 points) at Toyota Park for Pride Night on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. CT (ESPN+/Univision Deportes Chicago 1200AM). Coverage begins at 7:15 p.m. CT with a live pregame show on ESPN+ presented by CIBC.

In celebration of the club's commitment to diversity and inclusion, fans are invited to show their support and take advantage of a special Ticket and Pride Scarf Package available for $30. For each package purchased, $5 will be donated to You Can Play, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The Pride Night package is available here.

Tickets for Saturday's match are available by calling 888-MLS-FIRE or visiting


The Fire own an all-time U.S. Open Cup record of 42-14-6.

The Men in Red are four-time tournament champions, having raised the trophy in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006.

The Fire have appeared in 12 tournament semifinals, including five in the last seven years.

The Fire are unbeaten in six previous Open Cup matches against Columbus.


The Fire are 26-21-11 all-time in regular season matches against the Revolution, including a 16-5-8 record in matches played at home.

Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba spent the first three seasons of his professional career as a member of the Fire. From 2011-13, Anibaba appeared in 96 regular season matches and scored four goals and tallied five assists before departing prior to the 2014 season.


The Chicago Fire Academy teams hosted Minnesota Thunder Academy on June 2 on the Toyota Park Turf Field in U.S. Soccer Development Academy action.

Dylan Borso scored a brace but the U-13s fell 3-2. Maximilianno Ibarra's strike was the lone goal in a 1-0 win for the U-14s.

Michael Flores and Erik Kocs-Washburn tallied a brace each and Luca Iaccino added a goal of his own as the U-15s won 5-0.

The U-17s won their match by a score of 8-0, courtesy of goals from Robert Alonzo, Takumi Ikeda, Trevor Lanigan, Jahir Martinez and braces from Stefan Imbronjev and Adrian Morgan.

The U-19s capped off the day with a 4-0 win, led by goals from Jonathan Hernandez, Victor Bezerra, Nick Fernandez and Gilberto Angeles.

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