Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake reach the quarterfinals

Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake reach the quarterfinals

He Chicago Fire and the Royal Salt Lake qualified this Wednesday for the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup after a round of 16 matchday in which four teams from the MLS: Austin, Charlotte, Columbus Crew and Colorado Rapids. By contrast, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and the Birmingham Legion upset two top-tier teams.

On Tuesday the other four teams that made it past the round of 16 were announced: the LA Galaxy, the Houston Dynamo, Inter Miami and Cincinnati. With all this, the quarterfinal matches will be as follows: Real Salt Lake-LA Galaxy, Chicago Fire-Houston Dynamo, Birmingham Legion-Inter Miami and Cincinnati-Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

The Pittsburgh team, which belongs to the USL, surprised the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday thanks to a goal from Albert Dikwa taking advantage of a turnover in the visitors’ midfield. For their part, the Birmingham Legion, also from the USL, also beat another MLS team, Charlotte, with a goal from Kasim Prosper after a skilful run down the right flank.

The Chicago Fire, with goals from Rafael Czichos and Kacper Przybylko, achieved a creditable 2-0 away win against Austin in one of two duels this Wednesday between the two MLS teams. The other was also taken by Real Salt Lake, who defeated the Colorado Rapids 0-1 with a fantastic shot from outside the area and after a counterattack from Venezuelan Jefferson Savarino.

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