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Chicago Fire (MLS) 1, Louisville City FC (USL) 0 (a.e.t.)
Coming off a 2-0 league loss to New England Revolution on Saturday, Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop made six changes to his lineup that kept the home side from finding much rhythm in the first half. In fact, it was former Fire forward Matt Fondy who had the best chance of the first frame in the 12th minute as he danced around the top of the box before unleashing a blast to the bottom right corner that Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson turned out for a corner kick. The Fire could have gone ahead in the 32nd minute when Quincy Amarikwa had Scott Goodwin off his line but pulled his effort wide right of goal. The Fire inserted Scottish international Shaun Maloney at the start of the second half and found more useful possession, but wasted a number of opportunities, while Louisville City took their moments in transition to relieve the backline. Without a goal in regulation, the match headed to extra time where the Fire continued to hold possession and finally found the match winner when substitute Guly do Prado’s shot from the top of the box saw Amarikwa redirect a header past Goodwin in the 116th minute. With the victory, the Fire move into sole possession of most U.S. Open Cup wins in the Modern Era with 35 and advance to the Round of 16 on June 22. 

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: June 16, 2015
Match: Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. Louisville City FC (USL)
Competition:
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Fourth Round
Venue: Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 3,544
Weather: 68 degrees (breezy)

Scoring Summary:           1              2              ET1         ET2         F
CHI                                     0              0              0              1              1
LOU                                    0              0              0              0              0

CHI – Quincy Amarikwa (Guly do Prado)                                116th minute

Lineups:
CHI: 25-Sean Johnson; 6-Eric Gehrig, 2-Matt Polster, 4-Adailton, 16-Greg Cochrane; 21-Chris Ritter, 8-Matt Watson (10-Shaun Maloney, 46; Razvan Cocis, 97), 26-Michael Stephens, 19-Harry Shipp; 7-Jason Johnson (23-Guly do Prado, 63), 24-Quincy Amarikwa
Head coach: Frank Yallop

LOU: 1-Scott Goodwin; 2-Bryan Burke, 20-Enrique Montano, 6-Tarek Morad (15-Sean Reynolds, 35), 5-Conor Shanosky; 7-Kadeem Dacres (16-Nate Polak, 92), 8-Juan Guzman, 10-Magnus Rasmussen (11-Niall McCabe, 81), 94-Charlie Adams, 4- Aodhan Quinn; 9-Matt Fondy
Head coach: James O’Connor

Stats Summary: CHI / LOU
Shots: 17 / 10
Saves: 2 / 1
Corner Kicks: 11 / 6
Fouls: 13 / 9
Offside: 2 / 5

Misconduct Summary:
CHI – Matt Watson (caution)                      20th minute
LOU- Enrique Montano (caution)              53
CHI – Chris Ritter (caution)                       71
LOU – Juan Guzman (caution)                  90+3
CHI – Eric Gehrig (caution)                      119

Officials:
Referee: Nima Saghafi
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Balciunas
Assistant Referee 2: Khalaf Al-Latayfeh
4th Official: Dimitar Chavdarov
Match Commissioner: Jim Froslid


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