The 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup concludes as FC Dallas hosts New England Revolution in Tuesday night’s final (10 p.m. ET – ESPN2 and Univision Deportes Network).
The game serves as a rematch of the 2007 Final, which New England Revolution won 3-2 to lift their only tournament title. FC Dallas lifted its lone piece of hardware 10 years earlier when they drew D.C. United 0-0 before defeated the reining champs 5-3 on penalty kicks.
Take a detailed look at Tuesday’s championship match:
Tuesday, September 13
FC Dallas vs. New England Revolution
Time/Location: 10 p.m. ET; Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas
Broadcast: ESPN2 and Univision Deportes Network
Referees: R) Baldomero Toledo AR1) Sean Hurd AR2) Adam Wienckowski 4th) Sorin Stoica
FC Dallas Best Finish: Champions (1997)
FC Dallas Final Appearances: 3 (1997, 2007, 2016)
FC Dallas All-Time Record: 24-18-4
New England Revolution Best Finish: Champions (2007)
New England Revolution Final Appearances: 2 (2007, 2016)
New England Revolution All-Time Record: 17-10-5
Previous U.S. Open Cup Meetings
October 3, 2007 – FC Dallas 2, New England Revolution 3 - FINAL
How They Got Here:
New England Revolution
Fourth Round: Carolina RailHawks 0, New England Revolution 1 (AET) June 15
Round of 16: New York Cosmos 2, New England Revolution 3 June 29
Bunbury 43’, 83’, Kamara 75’
Quarterfinals: New England Revolution 1, Philadelphia Union 1 (4-2 PKs) July 20
Semifinals: New England Revolution 3, Chicago Fire 1 August 9
Kamara 16’, Watson 42’, Bunbury 89’
Fourth Round: FC Dallas 2, OKC Energy FC 2 (6-5 PKs) June 15
Lizarazo 37, 43’
Round of 16: FC Dallas 2, Colorado Rapids 1 (AET) June 29
Diaz 64’, Urruti 96’
Quarterfinals: Houston Dynamo 0, FC Dallas 1 July 20
Semifinals: LA Galaxy 1, FC Dallas 2 (AET) August 10
Hedges 116’, Ulloa 120+1’
- The game is a rematch of the 2007 Final, which New England Revolution won 3-2 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
- This is the first appearance in the final for either side since 2007.
- FC Dallas won the only meeting between the two sides this season, a wild 4-2 affair on May 21 at Gillette Stadium.
- New England leads the all-competitions series between the two clubs with a 24-16-3 advantage, while FC Dallas is 5-4-1 overall against New England at Toyota Stadium.
- Teal Bunbury leads the New England Revolution with three goals in the competition, while FC Dallas has received two from Carlos Lizarazo
- Having won with New England in 2007, Revolution head coach Jay Heaps looks to become the third man to the U.S. Open Cup as a player and head coach.
- Revolution assistant Tom Soehn was the first to win as a player and head coach, winning with the Dallas Burn (1997) and Chicago Fire (1998, 2000). Soehn then won as head coach of D.C. United in 2008. A part of that 2008 championship side, Ben Olsen became the second man to do it when he led D.C. United to an improbable championship in 2013.
- New England Revolution forwards Kei Kamara and Teal Bunbury previously won the tournament with Sporting KC in 2012, while FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Rosales won with Seattle Sounders FC in 2011.
- Sitting just one point outside of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, New England comes into the match on the heels of 3-1 home win Saturday night vs. New York City FC.
- FC Dallas enters the game after seeing their 19-match home unbeaten streak snapped with a 1-0 defeat to Colorado on Saturday. The club still sits five points clear atop the league’s Supporters Shield standings.
- The winner of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup receives a berth in the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League and $250,000 in prize money. The runner-up receives $60,000.