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U.S. Open Cup outlook is good

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The Fire has won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006), and this year's attempt is promising.
First opponent -- in the third round of the nation-wide competition -- is the Charleston Battery, a Division II pro team that has faced the Fire in the Open Cup in the past. The Fire gets the Battery in Bridgeview on Tuesday and might also be the home team for the quarterfinals.
Here's how that would work:
The winner of the Fire-Battery match faces the winner of another match played Tuesday -- the Columbus Crew of MLS vs. the Rochester Rhinos, another Division II club. If both Major League Soccer teams win the Fire will host the Crew -- but not at Toyota Park. The match would be played July 6 at Bradley University's Shea Stadium in Peoria.
If the Fire wins, but Rochester upsets Columbus, the quarterfinal will be played in Rochester.

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