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Crew, Revs begin their Cup conquests

one away, one home," Crew coach Greg Andrulis said. "It's a 180-minute game with 30 extra minutes if needed. You certainly don't want to close your chance to advance after the first game." ... While the Crew roll into the playoffs having not lost since late June, 10 draws also came with that 18-game streak. Yet goalkeeper Jon Busch says that's an advantage. "Our philosophy is defend well as a team and we'll get our goals," he said. "We're used to playing tight games with 1-0 leads. It's going to be the same in the playoffs."

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