Both FC Dallas and the New England Revolution are starved for a trophy, and one of the two MLS sides will lift one at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, site of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup final (10 p.m. ET, ESPN2, Univision Deportes).
FC Dallas has eyes on an unprecedented domestic treble, with the club currently atop the Supporters’ Shield standings and a surefire favorite in the MLS Cup playoffs as well. Before that can be accomplished, though, the club has to win its first trophy since the 1997 U.S. Open Cup, when it (as the Dallas Burn) defeated D.C. United in penalty kicks after a scoreless draw.
The Revolution have a brutal trophy history as well, losing in five MLS Cup finals (four of which went to extra time and/or penalties). The club defeated FC Dallas in the 2007 Open Cup final in Frisco, though, and will be aiming for a repeat Tuesday night.
Juan Agudelo did what he could to ensure that early on, stunning the hosts with a beautiful strike from the edge of the box in the sixth minute to give New England 1-0 lead. It marked Agudelo’s third straight game with a goal in all competitions.
The lead didn’t last long. Maxi Urruti ran onto a cross from Mauro Diaz, and it popped up for him to hit a well-taken volley from inside the area to pull FC Dallas even at 1-1 in the 15th minute.
Here are the starting lineups for both clubs:
#NERevs Open Cup final XI at FCD: Knighton; Goncalves, Woodberry, Farrell, Koffie, Caldwell, Watson, Nguyen (c), Rowe, Fagundez, Agudelo
— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) September 14, 2016
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