Headline News: U.S.O.C. Previews

The Revolution is heading south of the border this afternoon – the Rhode Island border that is – to take on the Rochester Rhinos at Brown University for a U.S. Open Cup fifth round clash. The two teams are familiar with one another – with the Rhinos being the Revs’ USL PRO affiliate club – and the winner will face Philadelphia at PPL Park in the next round. Check out Brian O’Connell’s preview of the game in ESPN Boston as he looks at who will get minutes and how the team is preparing for the weekend’s MLS game against Philly.

The Revs also faced Rochester in last year’s U.S. Open Cup, topping the Rhinos, 5-1. Craig Forde of MLSSoccer.com has the thoughts of Head Coach Jay Heaps on why he doesn’t expect any favors from the Revs affiliate club.

Revs forward Patrick Mullins has been showing off his skills on the field for much of the 2014 season, and now the rookie has taken the opportunity to exhibit his writing skills – by writing a blog on Boston.com. In his second instalment of World Cup analysis, Mullins looks at why the future is bright for the USMNT