News: Kings of the Cup™ US (N)open cup 2024-This time sans MLS

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by xtomx, Dec 16, 2023.

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So what YOU think about the move by MLS to pull MLS teams out of the US Open Cup?

  1. Smart move, Garber and Board of Directors, for thinking of your Apple overlords!

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    0.0%
  2. Smart move, Leagues Cup is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better! It's such an organic Competition!

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  3. Smart move, at least the Fire avoid embarrassment of losing to: Omaha, St. Louis (USL)

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Smart move, at least the Fire avoid losing to: FC Cincinnati (USL), Ft. Lauderdale,

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Smart move, at least the Fire avoiding losing to: Michigan Bucks (in a shed), Charleston Battery

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Smart move, at least the Fire avoiding losing to: Wilmington Hammerheads, Carolina Railhawks

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  7. So, they are following the EPL (which sucks), as EPL teams pulled out FA Cup. What? They haven't?

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  8. What the actual F*ck, MLS?!?!?!

    21 vote(s)
    87.5%
  9. Well, something stupid DID happen! Congrats, everybody!

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  10. Malört

    11 vote(s)
    45.8%
  11. Rubber Dick!

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  12. Well, it doesn't matter, the Fire have not been Kings of the Cup since 2006 :(

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  13. Goddamn it! This was THE year for the Fire to win it again (for the first time since 2006)!

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  14. On the bright side, players have been requesting fewer games, so something had to give.

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  15. USSF should sue

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  16. It does allow the Fire players more time to prepare to lose in MLS, so there is that!

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  17. This ruins Christmas!

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  18. Oh, who am I kidding, Christmas is already ruined due to the WAR ON CHRISTMAS!

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  19. I guess I will have a few extra Wednesdays this Summer

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  20. Rubber Dick, again! (times 1,000)

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
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  1. Sting111

    Sting111 Member+

    Jan 17, 2011
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    What an FN joke! The Champions Cup is already expanded. No need for the League's Cup. If Garber is so concerned about MLS teams playing on subpar fields, will the CONCACAF cup also be skipped next?
     
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  2. pena pirata

    pena pirata Member+

    Sep 28, 2013
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    It's official, Chicago Fire II to play in the Open Cup.
     
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  3. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Boo.
     
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  4. Crap! Well, I'll support them as far as they go.
     
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  5. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Member+

    Jul 28, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gross. Garber can get ********ed for this and I hope Leagues Cup fails even harder and faster than I did before as a result of this bullshit. Going to make sure my ST don’t autorenew as well, just because I was looking for an excuse not to bother with managing that any more and this is good enough for me. ********.
     
  6. Fuegofan

    Fuegofan Member+

    Feb 17, 2001
    Chicago
    It's just one thing after another, isn't it? I've been priced out of going to more than a handful of games. I think SF has terrible sightlines. There are no Sunday matches. If T-Mobile doesn't give me an MLS Season Pass, my attention to the Fire this year may be restricted to checking the standings in the Sun-Times.
     
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  7. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    T-Mobile is NOT providing it this year. Apple won't allow it, apparently.
     
  8. Sting111

    Sting111 Member+

    Jan 17, 2011
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Go House!
     
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  9. pena pirata

    pena pirata Member+

    Sep 28, 2013
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I was priced out the year they moved back to Soldier Field.
     
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  10. Jiggly_333

    Jiggly_333 Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Mar 8, 2015
    Corner of Bedlam and Squalor (It's that way ->)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Just have a bigger crowd for the Fire II Open Cup games than for the first team's League's Cup games. We can try to set it up for the community. Even invite the pro/rel weirdos.
     
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  11. Old Man!

    Old Man! BigSoccer Supporter

    RIP Chicago Fire
    Mar 11, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’ll always support the Fire, but I don’t have to watch/attend Leagues Cup matches.

    It’s too bad too, because I can see the potential and the fun with Leagues Cup and I didn’t totally hate it last year, but I can’t enjoy it knowing that MLS chose that tournament over the Open Cup.
     
  12. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    This is how it’s done.
     
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  13. GHjelm

    GHjelm Member+

    Apr 23, 2008
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I guess we can see Glasgow now...
     
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  14. GHjelm

    GHjelm Member+

    Apr 23, 2008
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Be sure to chum the waters first
     
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  15. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Post of the decade.
     
  16. Pennsylvania Dave

    Jul 31, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Garber and N Rod can go f*** themselves. Looks like I have an excuse to follow Louisville City in the Open Cup this year. The crass unvarnished greed disguised as "concern" is so fvkcing INSULTING. USSF has zero balls either.
     
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  17. schroncar

    schroncar Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Mar 2, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really bittersweet decision IMO. Clearly only a money grab and contrary to Fire’s love for the event.
    Only meager consolation is the decision gives the younger players a nice chance
    to participate in a meaningful competition.
    Not sure how the roster shuffle rules will read. Maybe they will allow “3 Overage
    Players” like the Olympics or something similar.
     
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  18. Gobernador Blanco

    Chicago Fire
    Mexico
    Jul 30, 2022
    Upper Midwest
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    This 100%. I know we are all upset about this but Leagues Cup attendance was significantly higher than US Open cup attendance for MLS teams. I don't like it but fans need to show up for the Open Cup
     
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  19. It's official.

    Fire II host Chicago City Wed. March 20 @ Seat Geek, 6:00 kickoff.
    House host MNUFC!! March 20 @ Elmhurst College, 7:00 kickoff.

    No, they couldn't have the games on two different nights. Cluster********!
     
  20. Gobernador Blanco

    Chicago Fire
    Mexico
    Jul 30, 2022
    Upper Midwest
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Any word on the tv/streaming for the Fire 2 and House games?
     
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  21. Fuegofan

    Fuegofan Member+

    Feb 17, 2001
    Chicago
    Any idea if there's going to be a parking charge for the SeatGeek match?
     
  22. Jiggly_333

    Jiggly_333 Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Mar 8, 2015
    Corner of Bedlam and Squalor (It's that way ->)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    No one knows anything yet.
     
  23. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Member+

    Jul 28, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Leagues Cup bracket out today and I am an absolute hater now :ROFLMAO: I’ll take another year of the Fire missing the playoffs (which is happening anyway - who am I kidding) in exchange for a Santos Laguna v. Atlas final that draws dozens of fans somewhere in Los Angeles. Of course it turns out NRod played a huge role in pushing MLS teams out of the Open Cup in favor of Leagues Cup - everything he touches turns to dogshit and Leagues Cup is really starting to stink.
     
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  24. Sting111

    Sting111 Member+

    Jan 17, 2011
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I realize the League's Cup is a cash grab, but what other league in professional sports puts their leagues schedule on hold for over a month to play in an exhibition tournament? I understand putting a league on hold for the World Cup or as the NHL does for a couple of weeks for the Olympics. This Cup is such a farce!
     
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