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Sweeney: Five quickie takeaways from a wild 24 hours in midweek football

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They didn’t go out with a whimper, that’s for sure.

If US Soccer had scheduled MLS teams to enter the Open Cup for, say, early May… I don’t think the Revolution gives those watching on ESPN+ that kind of a thrill toward the end of Wednesday’s Fifth Round match. Not at all.

If this is early May, in the days before Brad Friedel gets the sack, the Revs crumble badly in extra time — if it even had the chance to get to extra time, of course. The new Revs, though … they fight to the end, and maybe, just maybe, one of those tries finds the back of the net — like Juan Fernando Caicedo’s shot to the near post that Adam Grinwis dives and parried aside in the third minute of extra time’s stoppage time. That happens, we’re into the penalty shootout.

By the way, tip your cap to Grinwis for the two big saves he made on Teal Bunbury in the 63rd and that JFC shot. That and the fact the Revs couldn’t put one of 19 other shots on frame outside of Justin Rennicks’ account opener … well, there you have it.

Certainly, the result did not go their way, and the loss means the Revs still have yet to win in