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This date in Chicago Fire history: Oct. 30, 1998

Fire complete the 'double' with U.S. Open Cup victory

Updated: October 30, 2009, 11:22 PM ET
By Charlie Corr

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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