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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.
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.

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


Marisa Ingemi can be reached at mingemi@bu.edu