Sporting KC takes U.S. Open Cup

Posted at 8:42 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 21:42:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sporting KC players got to paint the wall again Wednesday night.

Pretty soon, they'll have to find a bigger wall.

That's because, for the second time in three years, Sporting has brought home the U.S. Open Cup. The latest trophy coming courtesy of a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls at Children's Mercy Park.

"We knew this was going to be a really tough match for us," said Sporting Manager Peter Vermes. "We knew that we were going to be able to get some good counter-attacks. We did a good job with the goals that we scored. We probably could have scored a few more in the first half."

The win represents the club's fourth U.S. Open Cup all-time and it's their fourth major trophy in the last six years.