It was a night of ties at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster on July 28, but not the kissing-your-sister-type. With a 5-2 win, the Revolution clinched at least a tie in the 2014 War of The Roses, taking a 10-5 series lead. After a 12 games to eight triumph last season, the win ensured the Community Cup will reside in York for consecutive offseasons for the first time ever. The Revs need just one more victory in the final five meetings to win Cup outright two years in a row, which has never happened. The only other time it’s been retained was when Lancaster kept it with a 10-10 tie in 2012 after winning it in 2011. Otherwise, it’s always alternated cities.
After falling behind 2-0 in this year’s series, the Revolution have now won 10 of 13 games against the Barnstormers, with a 5-4 mark in Lancaster. They’re 5-1 in York, after the five-game sweep back in May.