Open Cup Evangelist Peter Wilt Goes Home Again with Chicago House
Wilt led the then-brand new Chicago Fire to four Open Cup titles between 1998 and 2006. And he’ll now face off with that very club he helped birth in the tournament he loves best.
His new project, the all-amateur Chicago House AC, are making huge waves in the current edition of the Open Cup. They upset pro side Forward Madison of USL League One (another club Wilt helped bring into existence) to set a date with the Fire in the rarest of Windy City Derbies – one that spans all four tiers of American soccer.
The Chicago Fire (MLS) versus Chicago House AC (USASA/MWPL/Ill.) US Open Cup Third Round game is at 7 PM CT at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois. Get tickets from Ticketmaster.
And what a Nuccio DiNuzzo photo from the Chicago Tribune!