CHICAGO, IL - JULY 23: A general view as Manchester United takes on the Chicago Fire in a friendly match during the World Football Challenge 2011 at Soldier Field on July 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Manchester United defeated the Fire 3-1. (Photo by Vincent Formanek/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Fire appeared on track for a 2-1 victory in the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, but the Michigan Bucks would score a pair of late goals to shock the Fire and pull the 3-2 upset. The Fire certainly expected to win their first ever indoor game against the Premier Development League team, but goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi and the Chicago defense couldn't hold the late lead.
Nermin Crnkic fed Nathaniel Boyden in the 79th minute, who put a header in the back of the net to force overtime. In overtime, Crnkic scored in the third minute and Chicago's final attempts to knot the score fell short.
The Fire fielded a lineup consisting mostly of reserves.