Sporting Kansas City struck early and held on, tacking on a couple more as the Cinderella run for the until-recently-winless Dayton Dutch Lions ended in a 3-0 win for the hosts at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
As we head into the New Year with US Open Cup qualification for 2012 already under way in the USASA and all the entrants for the higher divisions (reportedly) set, we thought we would take a look back at the year 2011. We wanted to honor the great performances in the US Open Cup and [...]
2011 US Open Cup qualifying (Win & You’re In): Sporting KC qualify with record 5-0 drubbing of second string New England (VIDEO)
In the pouring rain, Sporting Kansas City became the eighth and final MLS entry into the 2011 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup after thrashing the New England Revolution, 5-0. Chance Myers and CJ Sapong each scored two in the most lop-sided MLS qualifier ever.
2011 US Open Cup qualifying: CJ Sapong’s goal gives Sporting Kansas City first-ever qualifying win, 1-0 over Dynamo (Video)
A goal three minutes into overtime from second half substitute CJ Sapong proved to be the difference as Sporting Kansas City registered their first Major League Soccer qualification victory for the US Open Cup in team history, downing Houston Dynamo, 1-0. The club entered the match with a 0-2-1 record, advancing just once on penalties.