Sporting Kansas Metropolis ended Union Omaha’s run by way of the 2022 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup event on Wednesday night time with a surprising 6-0 win at Youngsters’s Mercy Park in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas.
USL 1 crew Union Omaha defeated a pair of Sporting’s Main League Soccer counterparts to achieve the quarterfinals.
About 700 followers of Union Omaha and the crew traveled to I-29 in hopes of hitting the third large. Away-fans’ pre-game banner depicts demise coming to Sporting’s door.
Sporting closed the door to achieve the semi-finals of the US Open Cup for the primary time since 2017.
Daniil Salloi scored two targets, his second purpose that includes a highlight-reel run, as did Felipe Hernandez. Each Hernandez’s targets got here within the second half. Khiri Shelton and Courteney Ford have been chargeable for Sporting’s different two targets.
Ford’s header within the first half made it 2–0 and was the primary purpose from the Olathe native for Sporting KC. Simply earlier than halftime, Ford fell down with a head damage.
Omaha had already crushed two MLS groups on the highway: Chicago Fireplace on penalty kicks and Minnesota United within the spherical of 16.
The frequent denominator in these upsets? Fireplace and undermined the Minnesota United facet. They rested their stars, performed largely their bench gamers, and likewise referred to as up MLS Subsequent Professional gamers for his or her respective matches in opposition to the Nebraska crew.
In the meantime, Sporting KC made some modifications to the personnel lineup lately performed in opposition to Nashville, with no modifications to the entrance line or midfield.
Sporting Casey’s semifinal task within the event is the USL Championship crew of the Kansas Metropolis sports activities icon, Sacramento Republic, California, named after Hunt. This match will happen within the first week of July.
Notably, Sacramento defeated the LA Galaxy 2-1 on Tuesday night time to achieve the semifinals.
Whereas Sporting KC await particulars about their subsequent US Open Cup match, the membership returns to MLS motion this weekend with a Saturday afternoon highway recreation in Seattle.
This story was initially revealed 22 June 2022 at 9:29 pm.