FC Dallas Beats Revolution 4-2 For U.S. Open Cup Title

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FRISCO (AP) – Maximiliano Urruti scored twice and Mauro Diaz had a goal and three assists to help FC Dallas beat the New England Revolution 4-2 on Tuesday night for the U.S. Open Cup title.

Dallas won its first Open Cup championship since 1997 — which was under its previous name of the Burn — to earn a spot in the 2017 CONCACAF Champions League.

Urruti tied it at 1 in the 15th minute. He settled Diaz’s cross with his left foot and one-touched it home with his right. Matt Hedges made it 2-1 in the 40th. A corner kick was deflected outside the 18-yard box and Diaz’s chip found the head of Hedges.

Diaz put Dallas in front 3-1 when he rolled a penalty kick under Chris Seitz’s arm in first-half stoppage time. Urruti finished a breakaway in the 61st for a 4-1 lead.

New England’s Juan Agudelo opened the scoring in the sixth minute. After a Dallas turnover deep in its own end, Gershon Koffie played a through ball and Agudelo spun his defender to send a shot into the back of the net. Agudelo tapped home a deflected cross in the 73rd.

It was a rematch of the 2007 final, which New England won 3-2 in the same stadium.

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