Cosmos ousted from U.S. Open Cup, fall to Revolution, 3-2

The New York Cosmos fell 3-2 to the New England Revolution in the Fifth Round of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at St. John’s University’s Belson Stadium.

Rubén Bover gave the Cosmos a deserved lead in the 38th minute. Arango served the ball in from the left wing to Jairo Arrieta, who made a strong run to the six-yard box. Arrieta laid the ball off to Bover, who fired into the net from eight yards out.

The goal came 11 minutes after Arango played Arrieta behind the defense with a quick touch, but New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made the point-blank save at the edge of the six before the ball caromed out for the Cosmos second corner kick.

The Revs leveled two minutes from halftime when Bunbury latched onto a ball by Diego Fagundez, stepped over the ball and fired under the crossbar from 12 yards out.

Bunbury nearly netted his second goal of the game in the 55th minute, but Maurer did well to parry away his shot from distance at the near post. A minute later, Guenzatti broke the 1-all tie when he took a feed from Arango and put a low, left-footed shot inside the far post from 12 yards out.

Kei Kamara, a second-half substitute, tied the match at two for New England, putting in the rebound of his own shot blocked by a sliding Rovérsio in the 75th minute following a Cosmos turnover.

Bunbury scored his second in the 83rd minute, chipping the ball over Jimmy Maurer off a feed from Kamara to give the Revolution their first lead of the game.

Juan Arango came inches from the late equalizer, but put his left-footed shot just over the crossbar from 17 yards out.

The Cosmos return to action Saturday at 7 p.m., when they host the Ottawa Fury FC in the first game of the NASL Fall Season at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

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