FC Dallas 2, New England Revolution 1 | 2017 MLS Match Report
The Revolution scored their first goal of the season 10 minutes in, as Lee Nguyen converted a penalty earned by Antonio Delamea. Dallas were held back until the 71st minute, when Maxi Urruti tied up the game. Urruti completed the comeback six minutes later, beating a defender and blasting the winner from a tight angle.
- COMEBACK KIDS! What makes the result all the more impressive is that Dallas are coming off another comeback win, midweek in their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series against Pachuca. No team can get too comfortable going down and then turning it on late, but Dallas are on short rest, finding their footing in this young season, and finding a way to come from behind and take all three points, for the second time in a week, is nonetheless impressive.
- REVS CAN'T HOLD ON: The Revolution were coming off an impromptu bye week due to weather, and through 70 minutes appeared like they had found the defensive solidity that was so often lacking in 2016. But despite the new personnel, including Delamea, Benjamin Angoua and Xavier Kouassi (making his long-awaited MLS debut), the same old habits cropped up, and an impressive road win turned into a dispiriting loss.
- URRUTI'S ON FIRE: The early-season headlines for Dallas have gone to Kellyn Acosta, and rightly so, but Urruti is compiling an impressive record this year, too. He's scored three goals in two MLS appearances so far this season and also grabbed the crucial midweek equalizer in the CCL. It seems like the Argentine is looking to make a career year, and with this start, he could well do it.