Chicago Fire FC II

Chicago Fire FC II Falls 1-0 to Indy Eleven in Third Round of 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup


Bridgeview, Ill. (April 17, 2024) – Chicago Fire FC II fell 1-0 to Indy Eleven in the Third Round of the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at SeatGeek Stadium on Wednesday night.

The visitors opened the scoring in the fourth minute by way of Douglas Martinez. Former Fire player Elliott Collier sent a ball up that Martinez played to Jack Blake, who touched it right back to the space where Martinez had continued his run behind the defense. He settled the ball and took a shot from the center of the box that hit the back of the net.

Chicago pushed forward, creating several chances including in the 16th minute, when Harold Osorio sent a cross from the left side into the box toward a streaking David Tchetchao. The Beninese forward sent a header on frame, but goalkeeper Yannik Oettl was ready with the save.

The Fire didn’t relent in the second half, pushing forward and finishing the game with more than 58 percent of the possession. In the 71st minute, David Poreba hit a low, driven shot to the lower right corner but the ball took a slight enough deflection off a teammate and Oettl was able to get down to smother the shot.

Broadcasts of all matches will continue to be streamed live on,, and during the Rounds of 32 and 16. This unparalleled access to the tournament ensures soccer fans across the country will have access to every action-packed match – including the entrance of USL Championship and Major League Soccer sides – in the nation's oldest and most prestigious soccer competition. Additional broadcast details for the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Final will be announced in the near future.

Chicago next faces Carolina Core FC on Monday, April 22, as part of 2024 MLS NEXT Pro regular season play. Fire II is currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 1-0-3-2 record. Kickoff at SeatGeek Stadium is set for 6 p.m. CT and the match will be broadcast globally on MLS Season Pass.

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Box Score:Chicago Fire FC II 0:1 Indy Eleven

IND - Martínez (Blake) (WATCH) 4’

IND - Ofeimu (Yellow Card) 31’
IND - Schneider (Yellow Card) 67’
IND - Diz Pe (Yellow Card) 67’
CHI - Glasgow (Yellow Card) 73’
CHI - Rochester (Yellow Card) 80’
IND - Gibson (Yellow Card) 85’

Chicago Fire FC II: GK Los; D Glasgow, D Shannon, D Konincks, D Rochester; M Casas, Jr. (Oregel, Jr., 45’), M Osorio, M Poreba (capt.); F Tchetchao (Granda, 45’), F Shokalook (Nesci, 78’), F Koffi

Subs not used: GK Stechnij, D Cupps, M Calle, M Blake

Indy Eleven: GK Oettl, D Ofeimu, D Diz Pe, D J. O'Brien (E. O’Brien, 88’), D King (Stanley, 27’), M Gibson, M Mines (Ikoba, 58’), M Martínez (Williams, 58’), M Blake (Schneider, 58’), M Collier, F Wootton

Subs not used: GK Sulte, F Henderlong

Stats Summary: CHI / IND

Shots: 22 / 8
Shots on Goal: 11 / 2
Passing Accuracy: 77.2% / 70.2%
Saves: 1 / 11
Corners: 10 / 4
Fouls: 13 / 18
Offsides: 0 / 2
Possession: 58.4% / 41.6%

Referee: Peter Bernardy
Assistant Ref 1: Fermin Sanchez
Assistant Ref 2: Eric del Rosario
4th Official: Carlos Rodriguez