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Chicago Fire FC Playoff Details
Chicago Fire Playoff History
The Chicago Fire are one of the MLS’s first expansion teams and began play in the 1998 MLS season. The club has a lengthy playoff history with frequent playoff appearances and successes. The Fire are one of the most storied winners of the U.S. Open Cup competition, a knockout tournament featuring American soccer teams from across various leagues.
The Fire’s first MLS Cup victory came in their inaugural 1998 season. They were the first expansion team to capture a championship and only the second MLS team to claim the title. Chicago won their quarterfinal tie against the Colorado Rapids with two penalties from defender Lubos Kubik to advance to the semifinals. In the first semifinal leg against the LA Galaxy, Jesse Marsch converted a second half chance for the Fire to win 1-0. In the second game, Peter Novak put the Fire up 1-0 with a poacher’s finish before Danny Pena equalized for the Galaxy. The tie went to penalties, and Chicago keeper Zach Thornton became a club legend with three consecutive penalty saves to put the Fire in the MLS Cup Finals in the club’s first season.
In the Chicago Fire’s first season and MLS Cup Final, they faced the most decorated team in the young league, back-to-back champions D.C. United. The Fire were unfazed and came out firing on all cylinders as Jerzy Podbrozny converted in the 29th to put his team up 1-0. Diego Gutiérrez scored the second goal before halftime, and the Fire controlled the game and cruised to their first MLS Cup victory. Ring of Fire inductee Piotr Nowak was named Man of the Match of the final game.
Their next MLS Cup final appearance game came in 2003, but this time out they fell to the San Jose Earthquakes. The Fire were favorites going in, and they did end up winning the U.S. Open Cup that season. The Fire missed the playoffs for the first time in club history the following season, but went on to make the semifinal in four of the next five seasons.in the next five seasons. The club’s biggest playoff drought was from 2013-2016 when the team failed to make the playoffs four consecutive years.
Frequently Asked Questions About Chicago Fire Playoff Tickets and Event Information
When do Chicago Fire playoff tickets go on sale?
Chicago Fire playoff tickets go on sale at the end of the MLS regular season once the playoff bracket is set. If Chicago Fire finish high in the table, they will play one or two home games dependent on results.
How much are Chicago Fire playoff tickets?
Chicago Fire playoff ticket typically resell for $65.00. Prices can vary based on, which round the game is in, and the team’s opponent. The Chicago Fire fans can expect to pay more for tickets as they advance further into the playoffs.
How to get cheap Chicago Fire playoff tickets?
If you’re looking for cheap Chicago Fire playoff tickets, tickets can be found for as low as $32.00. Additionally, once you click on your preferred event date, use the “sort by price” button located in the top left hand corner of the event page to sort all available Chicago Fire playoff tickets by cheapest tickets available.
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