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Chicago Fire claim Carolina Challenge Cup

February 23, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Chicago Fire News Release

Charleston, SC. The Chicago Fire claimed their first Carolina Challenge Cup championship with a 1-1 tie against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, February 23.

After a scoreless first half of play, Chicago finally got things going at the 57' with a left footed blast that nicked the crossbar on it's way to the back of the net from Maicon Santos. Vancouver found the equalizer shortly after at the 68' as Darren Mattocks buried a penalty shot.

Chicago needed a draw or a win to be crowned the winners of the tournament and they got exactly the result they needed against Vancouver.

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