Fire Vs. Bucks Preview: U.S. Open Cup Pits Chicago Vs. Premier Development League Team

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 23: A general view as Manchester United takes on the Chicago Fire in a friendly match during the World Football Challenge 2011 at Soldier Field on July 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Manchester United defeated the Fire 3-1. (Photo by Vincent Formanek/Getty Images)

The Chicago Fire face the Michigan Bucks in a U.S. Open Cup matchup on Tuesday.

The MLS regular season takes a brief intermission on Tuesday night as the Chicago Fire travel to take on the Michigan Bucks of the Premier Development League. The Fire lost in the title game of the U.S. Open Cup last season, and won the title last in 2006. The game offers a nice chance for Chicago to get back to its winning ways after the team fell to the Columbus Crew 2-1 on May 26.

Based on recent history, the Fire should certainly expect to score a victory. MLS teams are 5-1-1 all-time against Premier Development League clubs.

This will be the first meeting ever between the two teams. The Fire are 30-7-2 all-time in the U.S. Open Cup, while the Bucks enter the game 10-7-1.

Game time/date: Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. CT

For more on this game, stick with SB Nation Chicago. For more on the Fire visit Hot Time in Old Town. For more news and notes around MLS, check out SB Nation's soccer news hub.

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