DC United did what few thought they could do: put their regular season disaster behind them, travel to Utah and upset Real Salt Lake in the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Regardless of who wins between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers, the 100th US Open Cup Final will be hosted in a state that has never hosted the championship game in the 100-year history of the tournament.
The Sporting Kansas City defense, led by Besler, only allowing two shots on goal in 120 minutes of play as the championship was decided by penalty kicks.
2012 US Open Cup Final: Sporting KC wins second title in PKs, ends Seattle Sounders’ historic run (video)
In a frantic finish at the end of regulation and a dramatic, and controversial, penalty kick shootout, Sporting Kansas City won their second US Open Cup title and deny the Seattle Sounders an unprecedented fourth straight championship.
The United States Soccer Federation announced the potential host sites for the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final. Philadelphia Union will face Sporting Kansas City in the Semifinals on Tuesday, followed by Seattle Sounders hosting Chivas USA.