FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Maximiliano Urruti scored twice and Mauro Diaz had a goal and three assists to help Atiba Harris’ 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.
Atiba Harris the Team St.Kitts-Nevis Sugar Boyz Skipper in commenting on his teams historic victory and firct Cup Title in almost 20 years said simply “Dreams do come come true!!!”
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.