[U.S. OPEN CUP]
Four-time U.S. Open Cup champion Chicago didn't get past the round of 16 this time around.
The Fire fell to the Wilmington Hammerheads,
1-0, Tuesday at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, N.C., on a goal by Kenny Bundy
in the 37th minute.
Chicago fielded many of its regulars but was unable to answer that
goal, scored when defender Tim Karalexis
played a long ball that Bundy took past the Fire defense and shot past goalie Andrew Dykstra
USL-2 team, upset the USL-1 Carolina RailHawks in the second round and gets another USL-1 opponent, the Rochester Rhinos, in the quarterfinals to be played next week. June 30
in Wilmington, N.C.
Wilmington (USL-2) 1, Chicago (MLS) 0 Goal:
Bundy (Karalexis) 37. Wilmington --
Sattler, Karalexis (Thayer 82),
Falvey, Walters, Tatters, Bundy (Solle 75), Briggs, Dombrowski, Murray, Bagley (Hufstader 61), Watson. Chicago --
Dykstra, Prideaux (Tim Ward 29), Soumare, Woolard, Washington
(Pappa 68), Banner, Husidic, Lowry (Rolfe 76), Mapp, Nyarko, Dimitrov.