Revolution Eliminated From Round of 32 In Lamar Hunt Cup

By DJ Harding –

Tuesday night at Gillette Stadium the New England Revolution would face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in the round of 32 in the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup.

Pittsburgh would eliminate New England with a score of 1-0. Pittsburgh’s Danny Griffin would score the lone  goal of the game in the 44th minute.

Forward Jozy Altidore led New England with five shots, while Giacomo Vrioni generated the best chance of the night for the Revolution in the 73rd minute, but his low shot was saved by Pittsburgh goalkeeper Jahmali Waite. 

Jozy Altidore logged his first start in the U.S. Open Cup in his first appearance in the tournament since 2006. The striker logged 90 minutes and finished with a team-high five shots.

Homegrown midfielder Jack Panayotou registered his second 90-minute outing in U.S. Open Cup play.

Latif Blessing made his first start since returning from Ghana (visa) for his 16th career appearance in the U.S. Open Cup. Blessing won five duels and four tackles.

Earl Edwards Jr. notched two saves in his 10th career U.S. Open Cup starts.

Christian Makoun started and played 90 minutes, finishing with team highs in touches (113), recoveries (11), clearances (6), and interceptions (3).

Carles Gil played 27 minutes off the bench and recorded a team-high three chances created.

New England will resume regular season play on May 13th at Inter Miami CF as they still are first place in the MLS Standings

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