Sporting Kansas City played to their home field advantage on Wednesday, drawing 1-1 with three-time champions Seattle in regulation and winning the US Open Cup 3-2 on penalties. Kei Kamara opened the scoring for Sporting KC in the 84th minute and Zach Scott equalized for Seattle two minutes later. With the game in overtime, Seattle's Patrick Ianni was sent off in the 118th minute after picking up a second yellow card. Kansas City outshot Seattle 18 to 8, putting six of those attempts on goal to the Sounders' two. In the penalty stage, Seattle failed to convert on their final three chances.
"We really set out on a mission to make soccer a major sport in this community and this city," Kansas city coach Peter Vermes said. "I think that when you look at the event tonight, it just demonstrates the commitment that this organization and this ownership has and that our fans do, as well. It's an incredible reward for the great job that everyone did."