This date in Chicago Fire history: Oct. 30, 1998
Fire complete the 'double' with U.S. Open Cup victory
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. --On this date in Chicago Fire history, Oct. 30, 1998, the Fire followed up their MLS Cup title with a victory in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Chicago topped the Columbus Crew 2-1 in overtime as the Fire became the second MLS team to win the "double." D.C. United won the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup in 1996.
Frank Klopas, who is now the Fire's technical director, netted the winning goal in the 99th minute as Chicago won in front of a Soldier Field crowd of 18,615. The ...
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