FC Dallas has waited since 1997 to hoist the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, tonight Dallas was able to defeat New England by a score of 4-2 in convincing fashion to win the trophy that has the name of the man who founded them.
The first half saw FC Dallas actually go down when Juan Aguadelo was able to make a move on Zimmerman and nail one home to give New England the 1-0 lead. The lead was short lived though as Maxi Urruti was able to slam one in the corner to tie the game at one. Injuries and exhaustion from the humid Frisco weather put a strain on the Revolution as Gershon Koffie struggled to keep up with an injury. Koffie’s injury left a chance for Matt Hedges to head in the go-ahead goal as Dallas took a 2-1 lead in the 40th minute. Right before halftime into stoppage time, Dallas was awarded a penalty that Mauro Diaz sent into the corner giving Dallas a 3-1 lead.
Dallas kept the intensity up in the second half as they were able to get rewarded with a fourth goal as Urruti scored on the breakaway to make it 4-1 and get his brace in the 61′. New England tried to make it interesting when Agudelo got his brace in the 73′ making it 4-2 FC Dallas. Dallas defense would hold on strong for the 4-2 win as the first part of the treble is complete.