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Played
August 7, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 11036‎
 
 
 
Nick DeLeon 48′

U.S. Open Cup Preview: Chicago Fire - D.C. United

A place in the final is on the line at Toyota Park, with in-form Chicago looking to take down upstart D.C. for the third time in as many months.

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Mike Magee, Chicago Fire, MLS
Brian Kersey
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Nyarko, Larentowicz, Alex, Lindpere; Magee, Rolfe.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: Dilly Duka (R groin strain), Alex (L calf contusion)

ROAD TO THE SEMIFINALS

3rd round - Def. Charlotte Eagles 2-0

4th round - Def. Columbus Crew 2-1

Quarterfinals - Def. Orlando City SC 5-1

D.C. United (4-4-1-1): Willis; Korb, Jakovic, Woolard, Riley; DeLeon, Jeffrey, Kitchen, Porter; Silva; De Rosario.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), Marcelo Saragosa (L knee pain), Lionard Pajoy (hernia surgery), Casey Townsend (R foot strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Chris Pontius (L leg neural tension), Carlos Ruiz (L hip flexor strain), Michael Seaton (R hip flexor strain)

ROAD TO THE SEMIFINALS

3rd round - Def. Richmond Kickers 0-0 (4-2 in penalties)

4th round - Def. Philadelphia Union 3-1

Quarterfinals - Def. New England Revolution 3-1

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams have combined for six U.S. Open Cup triumphs, with Chicago winning four (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006) and D.C. winning two (1996, 2008). 
  • The winner will head west to take on either the Portland Timbers or Real Salt Lake in the final. The western-based teams won a coin flip to determine the host site for the championship match. Neither Portland nor RSL has won a U.S. Open Cup before.
  • All of three D.C. United's recent signings -- Luis Silva, Jared Jeffrey and Conor Doyle -- scored in the club's 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact over the weekend. 
  • In three league matches, Silva has become the team's leading scorer, with three goals.
  • The Fire have beaten D.C. twice in league play this season, winning 2-0 on June 2 and 4-1 on July 20. Both of those games were held at Toyota Park.
  • Chicago is 21-0-1 all-time in Open Cup games played in Illinois, including 9-0-1 all-time at Toyota Park.
  • Fire forward Mike Magee leads MLS with 14 goals.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 29, 2014 D.C. United 2 - Chicago Fire 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 4, 2013 D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3
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USA - Open Cup ‎(OC)‎ Aug 7, 2013 Chicago Fire 0 - D.C. United 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 20, 2013 Chicago Fire 4 - D.C. United 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 2, 2013 Chicago Fire 2 - D.C. United 0
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
4Austin BerryDefender
4Bakary SoumareDefender
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
7AlexMidfielder
11Dilly DukaMidfielder
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
-Chris RolfeStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
70Paolo TornaghiGoalkeeper
3Hunter JumperDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-Joel LindpereMidfielder
12Logan PauseMidfielder
33Juan Luis AnangonóStriker
24Quincy AmarikwaStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
22Chris KorbDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
26James RileyDefender
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
19Kyle PorterStriker
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
15Ethan WhiteDefender
33Taylor KempDefender
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
25Jared JeffreyMidfielder
-Sainey NyassiMidfielder
30Conor DoyleStriker
Results
Semi Finals
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Diego Valeri Diego Valeri
Midfielder
Portland Timbers
1 0
Dwayne De Rosario Dwayne De Rosario
Midfielder
Toronto FC
1 0
A. Saborío A. Saborío
Striker
Real Salt Lake
1 0
Joao Plata Joao Plata
Striker
Real Salt Lake
1 0
Nick DeLeon Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
D.C. United
1 0