Pat Noonan scored a goal and assisted on two others to help the New England Revolution win their first U.S. Open Cup title, and their first championship of any kind in the club’s 12-year history. The Revolution defeated FC Dallas 3-2 to win the Open Cup at Pizza Hut Park, a stadium where they’ve lost the last two MLS Cup championships.
Pat Noonan’s goal in the fourth minute of extra time was enough to earn the New England Revolution their second trip to the U.S. Open Cup final with a 2-1 win over the Carolina RailHawks. The visitors struck first in the 6th minute when Anthony Maher scored on a pass from Johnny Steele. New England would equalize in first-half stoppage time, as Jeff Larentowicz tallied on a diving header on an assist from Noonan.
The New England Revolution returned to the US Open Cup Semifinals for the first time since 2001 with a 2-1 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders.
Andy Dorman and Taylor Twellman each scored early first half goals, but the underdogs from the USL Second Division would make it interesting in the final fifteen minutes.
The New England Revolution and the Rochester Raging Rhinos met for the fourth time in the last five Open Cups and for the third time, the Revs escaped with a narrow victory. A Steve Ralston free kick in the first half and a 67th minute goal by Taylor Twellman put the MLS club up 2-0, but the Rhinos’ Hamed Diallo answered with goals in the 76th and the 85th minute to bring the game level. However, it was Taylor Twellman to the rescue with the game-winner in the 90th minute and Ralston with a penalty kick in stoppage time to put the game away at 4-2.