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I-95 Cup Recap: Revs Sit in 3rd After Win Over Union

New England's victory over Philadelphia moved them out of the bottom of the (not real) I-95 Cup. It is a small victory. While there are two more games (that no one cares about) between now and May 11, it is the all important (all imaginary) I-95 Cup clash with Red Bull that we should all be keeping our eyes on.

It's the magic of the (imaginary) cup!
It's the magic of the (imaginary) cup!
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After a dominating performance, the New England Revolution have successfully leaped D.C. United in the (pretend) I-95 Corridor Cup. Between now and the next (fictional) I-95 Corridor Cup showdown versus the New York Red Bulls, the Revs have a tough road to travel. First, they fly across country to take on the Portland Timbers. Then, it is back to Gillette against Real Salt Lake. Following those two lesser games, the (not yet real) I-95 Cup heats back up as Gillette plays host to New York.

The Red Bulls have not won in Gillette since...well ever. If the Revs can avenge their recent beating at the hands of the Red Bulls by a large enough goal differential, they could potentially jump Philadelphia into second place in the (fake) I-95 Cup table. Being that neither Philadelphia nor D.C. play any (fictitious) I-95 Cup opponents, the New York game takes on an extra level of (imaginary) importance.

For now, here's a look at the updated (pretend) I-95 Cup table:Corridorcupupdate_medium

Looking a little better, right? Now it is all about points and winning the whole thing. After all, it is the magic of (the not yet real) cup!