New York Cosmos 2, New England Revolution 3 | 2016 US Open Cup Match Recap
The New England Revolution came from behind twice and ultimately pulled off a 3-2 road win on Wednesday night to advance to the US Open Cup quarterfinals after ousting NASL side New York Cosmos on the campus of St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y.
After an opportunity from Diego Fagundez whizzed over the bar in the 23rd minute, the Cosmos opened the scoring in the 38th minute via former New York Red Bulls midfielder Ruben Bover, who deposited a neat layoff from a teammate inside the box.
But the Revs would equalize before the break with Teal Bunbury leveling matters in the 42nd minute on a blast that found the near right corner.
Bunbury nearly put the Revs ahead 10 minutes after the break, but his long-range shot was stopped by Cosmos ’keeper Jimmy Maurer, allowing Sebastian Guenzatti to give the Cosmos another lead, 2-1, just seconds later in the 56th minute.
Down a goal, Revs manager Jay Heaps brought in superstars Kei Kamara and Lee Nguyen off the bench and they helped lead the charge with two late goals in a span of eight minutes to overturn the result.
First, in the 75th minute, it was a quick turnover that let Kamara in alone into the box for the equalizer. And with seven minutes remaining, Kamara turned provider for Bunbury, who netted his second goal to put the Revs up to stay, 3-2.
With their win, the Revs will now host Eastern Conference foes Philadelphia Union in the USOC quarterfinals on July 19 or 20.
NEW YORK COSMOS (4-4-2, left to right): Jimmy Maurer -- Ayoze, Carlos Mendes, Roversio (Jimmy Ockford 80'), Hunter Freeman -- Yohandry Orozco (Lucky Mkosana 80'), Ruben Bover (Adam Moffat 74'), Danny Szetela, Sebastian Guenzatti -- Juan Arango, Kyle McTurk
SUBS: Brian Holt, David Ochieng, Andres Flores, David Diosa
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (4-2-3-1, left to right): Bobby Shuttleworth -- Jordan McCrary, Jose Goncalves, Samba, Andrew Farrell -- Scott Caldwell (Kei Kamara 61'), Steve Neumann -- Diego Fagundez (Lee Nguyen 77'), Je-Vaughn Watson, Teal Bunbury -- Juan Agudelo (Zachary Herivaux 32')
SUBS: Brad Knighton, Chris Tierney, Darrius Barnes, Kelyn Rowe