Sporting Kansas City stole the show on Wednesday night, riding four second-half goals en route to a 6-0 victory over Union Omaha in the Quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Three of the four matches for the 2022 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Quarterfinals will take place this week and feature some intriguing drama.
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For the first time since 2013, a third division professional team is heading to the Quarterfinals after Union Omaha upset Minnesota United on the road, 2-1 in the Fifth Round of the 2022 US Open Cup.
It was a duel of the debutantes as Union Omaha and Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC fought for survival in their first appearance in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Union Omaha would prevail, winning 2-0 to advance to the Round of 16.
It took over 120 minutes and penalty kicks, but USL League One’s Union Omaha made their journey to Soldier Field and defeated Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire
An own goal by the Des Moines Menace delivered Union Omaha the club’s first US Open Cup win in club history.
Here’s a look at all 11 Second Round matches from Tuesday