May 22, 2012
Fire to face Michigan Bucks, Fire PDL team advances
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.– The Chicago Fire will begin the journey for its fifth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy when they take on the Michigan Bucks at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, Mich. on Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. CT.
The match will be available via a live webcast on www.Chicago-Fire.com.
The Bucks defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1-0 at Chartiers Valley Stadium in Bridgeville, Pa. The game looked to be heading into extra time when the Bucks were awarded a penalty kick in the 90th minute. Stew Givens converted the spot kick to give the Bucks the late 1-0 victory.
The Fire have previously hoisted the coveted Dewar Trophy four times, in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006.
The Chicago Fire PDL squad advanced to the second round of the 99-year-old tournament after defeating the Croatian Eagles of the United States Adult Soccer Association in the first round of the tournament 1-0 at the Toyota Park Practice Field on Tuesday, May 15. The Fire hosted USL Pro side Dayton Dutch Lions on Tuesday, May 22 in the second round of the tournament. After Brendan King equalized for the Fire in the 90th minute, Dayton’s Daniel Holowaty pounced on a loose ball in the Fire box to give the Lions a 2-1 win, ending the Fire PDL squads U.S. Open Cup run.