1998 U.S. Open Cup

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1998 U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
ChampionsChicago Fire
(1st title)
Runners-upColumbus Crew
Top goal scorer(s)Jason Acres
(4 goals)
1997
1999

The 1998 U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 1998, open to all soccer teams in the United States.

The first-year Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire won the Cup with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Columbus Crew at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

In the early rounds of the tournament, only one MLS team lost to a minor-league side, when the A-League's Nashville Metros beat the Kansas City Wizards 3-1.

Open Cup Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
A-L Hershey Wildcats 2
PDL Chicago Stingers 3
PDL Chicago Stingers 1
MLS Chicago Fire S.C. 3
 
 
MLS Chicago Fire (ASDET, PSO) 1 (4)
MLS San Jose Clash 1 (3)
A-L El Paso Patriots 9
PDL Arizona Sahuaros 1
A-L El Paso Patriots 0
MLS San Jose Clash 2
 
 
MLS Chicago Fire S.C. 3
MLS Dallas Burn 2
 
 
MLS Dallas Burn 4
A-L Orange County Zodiac 0
A-L Orange County Zodiac 2
PDL Austin Lone Stars 1
MLS Dallas Burn 5
A-L Nashville Metros 1
A-L Nashville Metros 7
PDL Delaware Wizards 1
A-L Nashville Metros 3
MLS Kansas City Wizards 1
 
 
MLS Chicago Fire S.C. (ASDET) 2
MLS Columbus Crew 1
 
 
MLS Miami Fusion 3
PDL Orlando Nighthawks 0
A-L Milwaukee Rampage 1
PDL Orlando Nighthawks 2
MLS Columbus Crew 3
MLS Miami Fusion 0
PDL Western Mass Pioneers 1
A-L Rochester Rhinos 3
A-L Rochester Rhinos 1
MLS Columbus Crew (ASDET) 2
 
 
MLS Columbus Crew 1
MLS MetroStars 0
 
 
MLS MetroStars (ASDET) 1
A-L Hampton Roads Mariners 0
A-L Hampton Roads Mariners (aet, PSO) 0 (3)
PDL Central Jersey Riptide 0 (2)
MLS MetroStars 4
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 0
 
 
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny (ASDET, PSO) 2 (5)
PDL Worcester Wildfire 2 (4)
A-L Worcester Wildfire 2
PDL Charlotte Eagles 0

First round[edit]

Eight D3 Pro, four PDL, and four USASA teams start.

Second round[edit]

Eight A-League enter.

Third round[edit]

Eight MLS enter.

Quarterfinals[edit]

Columbus Crew (MLS)3–0Miami Fusion (MLS)
Jeff Cunningham 12'
Brian McBride 36', 44'
(Report)
Attendance: 3,757
Referee: Sandra Hunt (USA)


Chicago Fire (MLS)1–1 (AET)
4-3 PSO
San Jose Clash (MLS)
Lubos Kubik 55' (Report) Jeff Baicher 65'
Attendance: 3,812
Referee: Kevin Terry (USA)

Nashville Metros (A-League)1–5Dallas Burn (MLS)
John Jones 87' (Report) Dante Washington 9', 53'
Mickey Trotman 48'
Temoc Suarez 78'
Richard Farrer 81'
Attendance: 3,812
Referee: Gerry Corrie (USA)

Semifinals[edit]

Chicago Fire (MLS)3–2Dallas Burn (MLS)
Ante Razov 11'
Roman Kosecki 56'
Lubos Kubik 74'
(Report) Mickey Trotman 23'
Leonel Álvarez 83' (pen)
Attendance: 6,514
Referee: Rich Grady (USA)

Columbus Crew (MLS)1–0MetroStars (MLS)
Ricardo Iribarren 5' (Report)
Attendance: 6,514
Referee: Tim Weyland (USA)

Final[edit]

Columbus Crew
Chicago Fire

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Jason Acres Chicago Stingers 4
2 Kirk Wilson El Paso Patriots 3
Brian McBride Columbus Crew 3
Joe Carver Chicago Stingers 3
James Wellington Charlotte Eagles 3

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