Thursday , September 20 2018

Dallas edge Revolution for US Open Cup title

FC Dallas captain Mauro Diaz holds the trophy as he, coach Oscar Pareja (second from left in front), and the rest of the team celebrate a 4-2 win against the New England Revolution in the US Open Cup soccer final on Sept 13, in Frisco, Texas. (AP)
FC Dallas captain Mauro Diaz holds the trophy as he, coach Oscar Pareja (second from left in front), and the rest of the team celebrate a 4-2 win against the New England Revolution in the US Open Cup soccer final on Sept 13, in Frisco, Texas. (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 US 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. (AP)

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