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Revolution set to face Chicago in US Open Cup

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Forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen (88) and forward Kei Kamara (13) celebrated a goal by Hollinger-Janzen in the Revolution’s 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire on May 14.USA Today Sports

The New England Revolution will face a familiar foe Tuesday night at Gillete Stadium, when they play the Chicago Fire for the third time this season. The Revs (6-9-8) host the Fire (4-11-6) in the semifinals of the US Open Cup after shutting them out in their two previous matches.

New England is looking to rebound from a 4-1 loss to Toronto FC on Saturday, its second consecutive defeat. The Revolution's last win came over Chicago on July 23, a 1-0 victory behind a goal from Je-Vaughn Watson. They also defeated Chicago on May 14, 2-0.

The Revolution arrived in the semifinals with a victory over the Philadelphia Union at Harvard Stadium on July 7, while the Fire defeated the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers handily in the quarterfinals.


Chicago last won the Open Cup in 2006, their fourth title in the tournament, but has not won a significant trophy since.

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