U.S. Open Cup
Semifinal action begins with Chicago visiting Galaxy at Fullerton campus.
(Tuesday, August 22, 2000) -- The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals begin tomorrow night when the Chicago Fire visits the Los Angeles Galaxy for a match at the University of California at Fullerton’s Titan Stadium. The 10:30 p.m. (ET) match will be televised live on Fox Sports World and Fox Sports World Espanol.
The second semifinal will match the MetroStars against the Miami Fusion September 12 at a venue that has not yet been selected.
The final will be October 22, also at a site not yet determined.
A capsule preview of tomorrow’s semifinal:
Chicago Fire at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. (ET)
Venue: University of California at Fullerton’s Titan Stadium.
Television: Fox Sports World, Fox Sports World Espanol.
Notes: A heated rivalry over the years, both clubs sit in second place in their respective Major League Soccer divisions. Chicago (13-9-5, 44 points in MLS) trails Tampa Bay in the Central by three points and Los Angeles (12-8-8, 44 points) is four points behind Kansas City in the West. . . Los Angeles has not allowed a
goal in three previous Open Cup matches this year with goalkeeper Matt Reis playing every
minute. . . Chicago striker, Wolff, who scored four goals in the Fire's 5-1 quarterfinal
Cup victory over the Dallas Burn on August 9, is the tournament's leading scorer with 11
points on five goals and an assist in three games. . . The Fire has outscored its opponents 10-1in Cup play. . . The Fire, which won the 1998 Open Cup, has never met the Galaxy in the tournament. . . The Galaxy's best finish was a quarterfinal appearance in the 1999