New England Revolution 3, Rochester Rhinos 0 | 2017 U.S. Open Cup Recap

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Through half an hour, the New England Revolution and Rochester Rhinos were deadlocked in a typical U.S Open Cup match between MLS and USL foes.

Then the floodgates opened.

Rochester center back Joseph Farrell was issued a red card in the 40th minute, sparking a 3-0 win for the Revs at Providence College, booking their place in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Teal Bunbury opened the proceedings on a penalty kick in the 44th and Donnie Smith added a bullet of a header in the 50th, only for Zachary Herivaux to add an insurance tally a minute later.

From that point on, Revs’ head coach Jay Heaps brought on several usual starters – Kelyn Rowe, Gershon Koffie and Diego Fagundez – pinning Rochester deep in its own half. Thus, Brad Knighton had a pedestrian evening in goal, making his three saves look relatively routine.

The Revs, finalists in the 2016 Open Cup, now hold a 5-0-2 series lead over Rochester. And, with the win, New England are 4-1-1 in their last six contests across all competitions.

Goals

  • 44' – NE – Teal Bunbury (penalty)
  • 50' – NE – Donnie Smith Watch
  • 51' – NE – Zachary Herivaux Watch

Full box score
Stats

Lineups

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (4-4-2 diamond, right to left): #18 Brad Knighton -- #2 Andrew Farrell (Rowe 61'), #27 Josh Smith, #28 London Woodberry, #33 Donald Smith -- #21 Zacahary Herivaux -- #6 Scott Caldwell (Koffie 61'), #10 Teal Bunbury -- #16 Daigo Kobayashi (Fagundez 73') -- #88 Femi Hollinger-Janzen, #7 Brian Wright

SUBS: #30 Matt Turner, #4 Benjamin Angoua, #5 Gershon Koffie, #14 Diego Fagundez, #11 Kelyn Rowe, #17 Juan Agudelo, #24 Lee Nguyen

ROCHESTER RHINOS (4-4-2, right the left): #23 Tomas Gomez -- #5 Jordan Dover, #15 Joseph Farrell, #3 Ryan Felix, #20 Todd Pratzner -- #7 Ryan James (Kamdem Fewo 69'), #17 Wal Fall #11 Kenardo Forbes (Garzi 72'), #10 Sofiane Tergou -- #8 Brandon Beresford (Defregger 61'), #21 Darius Madison

SUBS: #33 Daniel Lynd, #4 Bradley Kamdem Fewo, #29 Samuel Edoung-Biyo, #13 Mike Garzi, #9 Stefan Degregger, #22 Jalen Brown, #12 Jochen Graf

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