June 29, 2016
Revolution score late, edge Cosmos
JAMAICA, N.Y. -- Kei Kamara sparked a comeback, scoring his first goal since joining the New England Revolution and setting up the winner in a 3-2 victory over the New York Cosmos in a U.S. Open Cup match at Belson Stadium Wednesday night.
|Teal Bunbury scored two of New England's three goals against the New York Cosmos on Wednesday, including the 83rd-minute game-winner.
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The Revolution will host the Philadelphia Union in a quarterfinal match at Harvard Wednesday, July 20.
Ruben Bover gave the Cosmos the lead off a Jairo Arrieta layoff in the 38th minute. Teal Bunbury leveled the score, blasting a shot past Jimmy Maurer after a stepover move on the right side of the penalty area in the 43rd minute. The Cosmos’ Sebastian Guenzatti broke the deadlock with a shot that defleted off a diving Bobby Shuttleworth in the 56th minute.
Kamara replaced Scott Caldwell in the 61st minute, tying the match after Diego Fagundez headed Maurer's punt in the 75th minute. Kamara then found Bunbury for the go-ahead goal after substitute Zach Herivaux took the ball off Adam Moffat in the 83rd minute.
The Revolution starting lineup included eight players that have started at least five games this season: Shuttleworth, defenders Andrew Farrell and José Gonçalves, midfielders Caldwell, Fagundez and Je-Vaughn Watson; plus forwards Juan Agudelo and Bunbury. Midfielder Steve Neumann made his season debut, his fifth career U.S. Open Cup appearance.
The Revolution advanced to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals for the eighth time, their last quarterfinal appearance a 2-0 loss to the Union in 2014.