Kelyn Rowe scored two goals and added one assist to lead the New England Revolution to a 5-1 win over the third division USL PRO Rochester Rhinos in a third-round U.S. Open Cup meeting on rainy Tuesday night at Sahlen’s Stadium.
The Revolution will now host the New York Red Bulls in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 12 at Harvard University.
Tuesday night’s match was delayed for almost an hour early in the second half due to lightning, but Rowe and Andy Dorman scored to give the Revs a 2-0 lead before the delay, while Chad Barrett, Jerry Bengtson and Rowe added the other three goals later for the final 5-1 result.
Kendell McFayden scored the lone goal for Rochester, an affiliate club of the Revolution, in the 77th minute. McFayden also picked up a red card in the 90th minute.
Read about the Revolution’s affiliation with the Rhinos here.
The Revolution return to league play on Sunday, June 2, when they’ll host two-time defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy at Gillette Stadium. NBC Sports Network will televise the game nationally at 4:30 p.m.
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2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – Third Round
New England Revolution (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO)
May 28, 2013 – Sahlen’s Stadium (Rochester, NY)
New England Revolution 5, Rochester Rhinos 1
NE – Kelyn Rowe (Chad Barrett) 23
NE – Andy Dorman (Kelyn Rowe) 53
NE – Jerry Bengtson (unassisted) 54
NE – Kelyn Rowe (unassisted) 64
ROC – Kendell McFayden (Tyler Rosenlund) 77
NE – Chad Barrett (Darrius Barnes) 81
New England Revolution: Matt Reis, Donnie Smith (Chris Tierney 52), A.J. Soares, Darrius Barnes, Gabe Latigue, Chad Barrett, Andy Dorman, Kalifa Cisse, Kelyn Rowe, Saer Sene (Jerry Bengtson 46), Dimitry Imbongo (Tyler Polak 33)
Substitutes Not Used: Luis Soffner, Andrew Farrell, Juan Toja
STATS: Shots 17, Shots on Target 9, Corner Kicks 5, Saves 3, Fouls 11, Offsides 3
Rochester Rhinos: Brandon Miller, Ross Labauex, Tyler Bellamy, Lance Rozeboom (Andrew Tiedt 77) Danny Earls, Brian Knapp (Jimmy Banks 46), Mike Reidy, Tyler Rosenlund, Josh Faga, Blake Brettschneider (George Tor 65), Kendell McFayden
Substitutes Not Used: Kristian Nicht, Georgtos Kyriazis, Thomas McManus, Bilal Duckett
STATS: Shots 8, Shots on Target 4, Corner Kicks 7, Saves 4, Fouls 8, Offsides 3
ROC – Ross LaBauex (caution) 43
NE – Jerry Bengtson (caution) 61
ROC – Kendell McFayden (ejection) 91+
Referee: Rob Sibiga
Assistant Referees: John Safar (AR1), Amanda Ross (AR2)
Fourth Official: Chris Trottier
Weather: Cloudy and 63 degrees