Chicago Fire Bow Out of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
TUKWILA, Wash. (Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014) – The Chicago Fire fell 6-0 to the Seattle Sounders FC Wednesday evening at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, Wash. in the semifinal round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The Fire face a quick turnaround and return to MLS action in three days when they take on the Montreal Impact (3-14-5, 14 points) at Stade Saputo in Montreal, Quebec on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m. CT (My50/TWCSC Wisconsin/La Ley 107.9 FM).
Match Recap: http://bit.ly/1lWJqKi
Chicago Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop
On the match
"I think just shocked and stunned with the result but I just think Seattle was better in every sort of department, so that ends up a rout, which in the semifinal of anything is shocking. It’s not good."
On when the game may have gotten away
"Well obviously at 2-0 you have a half chance of getting back in the game but once the third goal goes in we’ve got to just see the game through really. You know you’re not getting anything out of that match. We’re still very naïve in what we did after that so you know it’s where we’re at. We have a great result at home against New York and then our next game we get beat 6-0. I think it’s just shocking to have that difference of a performance, just not good."
On the offensive chances in the first half
"It’s irrelevant really. You can’t play the game and concede six goals in the match. Whether we scored or not I don’t think it would have changed anything. It would have been 6-1. So, no you have to look at it as a whole. We’ve been battered by a good team at their place and that’s all you can say about that."
- With the result, the Fire move to 36-12-4 all-time in Open Cup play.
- This is the second consecutive year the Fire have reached the semifinal round of the tournament.
- The Men in Red have reached the semifinal round a total of ten times.
Chicago Fire 0 – 6 Seattle Sounders FC
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Lovel Palmer, Jeff Larentowicz ©, Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares; Alex, Razvan Cocis (Logan Pause 73’), Matthew Watson (Chris Ritter 73’), Grant Ward (Matt Fondy 62’); Harry Shipp, Quincy Amarikwa
Substitutes not used: Kyle Reynish, Greg Cochrane, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Benji Joya
Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei, DeAndre Yedlin, Jalil Anibaba, Zach Scott, Brad Evans ©, Lamar Neagle, Osvaldo Alonso (Micheal Azira 64), Andy Rose, Marco Pappa (Leo Gonzalez 85), Chad Barrett (Obafemi Martins 74), Kenny Cooper
Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Chad Marshall, Gonzalo Pineda, Cam Weaver
SEA - Chad Barrett (Kenny Cooper) 6'
SEA - Andy Rose (Marco Pappa) 33'
SEA - Andy Rose (Marco Pappa) 58'
SEA - Obafemi Martins (Kenny Cooper) 79'
SEA - Kenny Cooper (DeAndre Yedlin) 82'
SEA - Kenny Cooper (Obafemi Martins) 84'
CHI – Razvan Cocis (caution) 18’
CHI – Lovel Palmer (caution) 55’
CHI – Bakary Soumare (caution) 70’
SEA – Lamar Neagle (caution) 73’
CHI – Gonzalo Segares (caution) 82’
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistants: Eric Boria, Corey Rockwell
Fourth Official: Jose Carlos Rivero