FC Cincinnati crashes out of US Open Cup in 5-1 loss to New England Revolution

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – FC Cincinnati attempted a delicate balancing act of resting key players during one of the busiest stretches of the season while also keeping its Lamar Hunt US Open Cup hopes alive.

Facing New England Revolution Wednesday in the fourth round of the Open Cup, FCC rested its heavily-taxed players but consequently lacked the firepower to keep up with New England, which took the match, 5-1, at Gillette Stadium.

Major League Soccer’s reigning Most Valuable Player, Carlos Gil, scored a hat-trick and Adam Buksa scored two goals for the hosts as they rallied for five unanswered scores after FCC jumped out to a 1-0 lead.

In the 12th minute, Alvaro Barreal scored his third goal of Cincinnati’s two-match Open Cup campaign, but the goal was the highwater mark of FC Cincinnati’s evening.

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