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Saint Louis FC 0, Chicago Fire 1 | 2017 U.S. Open Cup

FENTON, Mo. -- The Chicago Fire sputtered and coughed, but created enough sparks to gain a 1-0 Fourth Round U.S. Open Cup victory over host Saint Louis FC Wednesday night.

The game’s only goal came in the 27th minute and was a thing of beauty. Luis Solignac, with his back to the Saint Louis net about 15 yards to the right of goalkeeper Adam Grinwis, lofted the ball with his back heel over himself and Grinwis into the far corner of the net.

Faced with a date at the New England Revolution in league play on Saturday night (7:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE), the Fire rested five starters, including Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Box Score


SAINT LOUIS FC (4-4-2, right to left): #99 Adam Grinwis -- #17 Octavio Guzman (Tyler David, 76'), #30 Erick Cabalceta, #4 AJ Cochran, #22 Wesley Charpie -- #11 Mats Bjurman (Denis Ahmetovic, 89'), #8 Dragan Stojkov, #28 Emir Alihidivoc, #7 Sebastian Dalgaard (Max Alvarez, 63') -- #9 Christian Volesky, #19 Jose Angulo

UNUSED SUBS: Gorrick, Howe, Plewa, Ledbetter

CHICAGO FIRE (4-3-3, right to left): #28 Matt Lampson -- #18 Drew Conner, #4 Johan Kappelhof, #16 Jonathan Campbell, #3 Brandon Vincent -- #19 Juninho, #6 Dax McCarty (Matt Polster, 58'), #8 Michael de Leeuw -- #12 Arturo Alvarez, #9 Luis Solignac (Matej Dekovic, 86'), #20 Daniel Johnson (Djordje Mihailovic, 57')

UNUSED SUBS: Cleveland, Harrington, Bronico, Arshakyan

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