Thursday, August 09, 2012

U.S. Open Cup: Sporting KC Wins on Penalty Kicks

Sporting Kansas City's path to the U.S. Open Cup title required penalty kicks. After converting one spot kick in regulation in Wednesday night's final, Sporting outlasted Seattle in a penalty shootout to derail the Sounders' bid to become the first team to win four straight titles. "I went out there before the first kick and I told the guys, `Look, different things are going to happen through these five - maybe up to nine - shots," manager Peter Vermes said after Kansas City won its first Cup since 2004. "Whatever happens, the next guy up needs to clear his mind and get on with his business."

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