Kick Off: Revs visit MNUFC | 10 MLS teams in Open Cup & Can. Champ. action

Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:

Revs visit warming Minnesota

In the lone league contest among seven midweek matches involving MLS clubs, New England will make their first trip north to face Minnesota United (8 pm ET | TV & streaming info). The Loons have won two of three, and have scored at least two goals in three of five. PREVIEW

Open Cup holders invade Houston

Sporting KC will continue their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title defense in Wednesday's quarterfinal visit to Houston (8:30 pm ET | ussoccer.com). The two clubs will square off in Open Cup play for the fourth straight year; Sporting KC have won two of three so far, including at BBVA Compass last year. PREVIEW

The night's late Open Cup showdown will see LAFC reunite with Portland for their second meeting in four days at Banc of California Stadium (10:30 pm ET | ussoccer.com). On Tuesday, Portland added to their attack with the loan signing of young San Lorenzo playmaker Tomas Conechny. READ MORE | PREVIEW

Philly, Fire host quarterfinal ties

The Philadelphia Union will be shooting for their fourth U.S. Open Cup semifinal ticket in Wednesday's Open Cup home tie against Orlando City (7 pm ET | ussoccer.com). The Lions, who snapped a nine-game league losing streak this past weekend, have taken two of the last three meetings at Talen Energy Stadium. PREVIEW

Meanwhile, Chicago will accept a quarterfinal challenge from visiting USL upstarts Louisville City on Wednesday night (8:30 pm ET | ussoccer.com). The Fire have won eight straight tournament games at Toyota Park, and 13 of 15 all-time. PREVIEW

MLS sides enter Canadian Championship fight

Toronto FC will start aiming for a Canadian Championship three-peat when they visit the Ottawa Fury on Wednesday night (7:30 pm ET | CanadaSoccer.com, Yahoo Sports Canada). In other Reds news, an Israeli report (in Hebrew) claims that Hapoel Haifa are trying to swing a deal for Tosaint Ricketts. READ MORE | PREVIEW

Over in Montreal, Remi Garde's will kick off their fourth Canadian Championship duel in six year against Vancouver at home (7:30 pm ET | CanadaSoccer.com, Yahoo Sports Canada). The Impact have taken two of the three previous ties, but are just 2-2-2 in series meetings at Stade Saputo. PREVIEW

Impact deal Edwards to Chicago

The Chicago Fire completed a trade to add speed in the wide positions, landing Canada international Raheem Edwards from Montreal in exchange for a tidy sum of Targeted Allocation Money. The 23-year-old has three goals and six assists in 37 total MLS outings. READ MORE

Cooler Petke stands by ref remarks

Though he's calmed down from the weekend, Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke repeated the critical points from his viral postgame comments after their loss at Minnesota United. He also suggested that any fundraising efforts to cover his presumably forthcoming fine would best be used as charity donations. READ MORE

Reports: Britez in $1M MLS move talks

Following up on a rumor that Olimpia midfielder Junior Britez is set for a $1 million transfer to a unnamed MLS side, his agent told ABC (in Spanish) that he does actually have something in the works for his client. The former Paraguay Under-20 international scored four times in 10 appearances last year. READ MORE

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