Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Magee scores in Fire debut
Chris Rolfe and Mike Magee, who made his Fire debut, scored for Chicago in a 2-0 victory over the Charlotte Eagles in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday in Rock Hill, S.C.
Acquired from the Galaxy on Saturday, Magee headed in a goal in the 11th minute to give the Fire a 1-0 lead.
"It was great not only for Mike to have a good game and score but also for Chris Rolfe," Fire coach Frank Klopas said. "I think games like this are never easy. You see around the world just the upsets that take place and there are great opportunities for teams like Charlotte to compete against MLS teams and also for players to showcase their abilities. More than anything we had to take the game very serious, which we did but it was a great night. The facilities here were great, they're a great team and we kept a clean sheet and so it was nice for us."
The Fire will host the Columbus Crew in the fourth round of the Cup on June 12 at Toyota Park.