Brimstone Cup

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Brimstone Cup
NewBrimstoneCup.jpg
Brimstone Cup logo
Type Cup awarded to the team with the most aggregate points
Teams
First meeting 2001 (officially)
Latest meeting August 2, 2015
(CHI 2–0 FCD)
Stadiums
Statistics
All-time series 8–5–2 (FC Dallas)
2015 series
Series score
CHI 2–0 FCD
Series Champion
Chicago Fire

The Brimstone Cup is a soccer trophy awarded to the yearly winner of the rivalry between the Chicago Fire and FC Dallas Major League Soccer teams. The Cup is awarded by the Brimstone Cup Committee to the team with the most points in games played between the two. If the two teams have the same points against each other at the end of the year (including MLS regular season and playoff games and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup) then the cup stays with the team holding it at the beginning of the year.

The cup was created during the 2001 season by the supporters' groups of both cities. Its name came from a reference of the names of the two teams at the time, as F.C. Dallas was then the Dallas Burn. The name is reflected with a quote from Virgil's Aeneid engraved on the base: "The more the kindled combat rises high'r, The more with fury burns the blazing fire."

The Brimstone Cup remained in Chicago for the fourth season in a row following a 2–0 Chicago home victory at Toyota Park on August 2, 2015.

Winners[edit]

Unofficial results1

Year Winner Chicago Pts Dallas Pts Note
1998
Chicago Fire
9 3 Won in playoff series
1999
FC Dallas
9 12 Won in playoff series
2000
Chicago Fire
9 6 Tie broken in US Open Cup quarterfinals
Year Winner Chicago Pts Dallas Pts Note
2001
Chicago Fire
11 5 Tie broken in playoff series
2002
FC Dallas
0 6 Won in regular season
2003 None 3 3 No winner, Dallas retains the Cup
2004
FC Dallas
0 6 Won in regular season
2005
FC Dallas
3 6 Tie broken in US Open Cup semifinal
2006
FC Dallas
0 6 Won in regular season
2007
FC Dallas
1 4 Won in regular season
2008
FC Dallas
0 6 Won in regular season
2009 None 3 3 No winner, Dallas retains the Cup
2010
FC Dallas
1 4 Won in regular season
2011
FC Dallas
1 4 Won in regular season
2012
Chicago Fire
3 0 Won in regular season
2013
Chicago Fire
3 0 Won in regular season
2014
Chicago Fire
3 0 Won in regular season
2015
Chicago Fire
3 0 Won in regular season

1The Brimstone Cup did not exist in the years 1998–2000. These results were determined retroactively and are unofficial.

Series results by year[edit]

Venue Date FCD score Fire score
Cotton Bowl April 21, 2001 3 2
Soldier Field July 21, 2001 1 2
Soldier Field September 8, 2001 2 2
Soldier Field September 20, 2001 0 2
Cotton Bowl September 23, 2001 1 1
Soldier Field September 29, 2001 0 2
Cardinal Stadium June 15, 2002 3 1
Cotton Bowl August 10, 2002 3 1
Cardinal Stadium June 18, 2003 1 4
Dragon Stadium September 20, 2003 2 0
Soldier Field April 17, 2004 2 0
Cotton Bowl August 28, 2004 4 1
Cotton Bowl April 2, 2005 2 1
Soldier Field June 12, 2005 0 2
Pizza Hut Park September 14, 2005 1 0
Pizza Hut Park April 1, 2006 3 2
Toyota Park July 15, 2006 3 2
Toyota Park May 17, 2007 2 1
Pizza Hut Park September 20, 2007 1 1
Pizza Hut Park June 15, 2008 1 0
Toyota Park September 21, 2008 4 1
Pizza Hut Park March 21, 2009 1 3
Toyota Park May 31, 2009 3 0
Toyota Park May 27, 2010 1 1
Pizza Hut Park October 2, 2010 3 0
Pizza Hut Park March 19, 2011 1 1
Toyota Park October 12, 2011 2 1
Toyota Park May 23, 2012 1 2
Toyota Stadium October 12, 2013 2 3
Toyota Stadium August 30, 2014 0 1
Toyota Park August 2, 2015 0 2

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