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Fire to Host U.S. Open Cup Finals

By Todd McClamroch in News on Sep 7, 2006 2:24PM

U.S. Open CupThe Chicago Fire defeated Major League Soccer's top team, D.C. United, by a score of 3-0 to advance to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Final on September 27th. After a scoreless first half, the Fire lit things up with a game winner from Justin Mapp in the 58th minute. Rookie Calen Carr provided the insurance, scoring goals in the 76th and 91st minute. The Fire will be competing in their fifth U.S. Open Cup final. The Fire hope to hoist the Dewar trophy for a fourth time, having won it in 1998, 2000 and 2003.

The Chicago Fire will host the Los Angeles Galaxy in the championship match at Toyota Park. The Galaxy defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-1 to earn their spot in the match. The Chicago Fire will be without their captain, Chris Armas, as he will be serving a one game suspension after being served a red card in last nights game. The Chicago Fire announced early this morning that Tickets for the match go on sale today at 10am through Ticketmaster or their box office.