Sporting Kansas Metropolis put an finish to Union Omaha’s race by the 2022 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup event on Wednesday evening with a convincing 6-0 victory on the Youngsters’s Mercy Park in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas.
Union Omaha, a USL 1 workforce, had crushed a pair of Sporting Main League Soccer colleagues to succeed in the quarter-finals.
Union Omaha and about 700 of the workforce’s followers had traveled down I-29 in hopes of killing a 3rd big. The banner of the away followers earlier than the match depicted the loss of life that got here to Sporting’s door.
Sporting slammed the door to succeed in the semifinals of the US Open Cup for the primary time since 2017.
Daniel Salloi scored two targets, his second with a spotlight run, as did Felipe Hernandez. Each Hernandez’s targets got here within the second half. Khiry Shelton and Kortne Ford accounted for Sporting’s two different targets.
Ford’s header within the first half made it 2-0 and was the Olathe native’s first aim for Sporting KC. Ford was dismissed simply earlier than the break after injuring his head.
Omaha entered the sport after already beating two MLS groups away: Chicago Fireplace on penalties and Minnesota United within the quarterfinals.
The widespread denominator in these issues? Underestimation on the a part of Fireplace and Minnesota United. They rested their stars, largely taking part in their bench gamers and even referred to as up MLS Subsequent Professional gamers for his or her respective matches towards the workforce from Nebraska.
Sporting KC, in the meantime, made few changes within the ranks of employees who lately performed towards Nashville, with no modifications in any respect within the entrance line or midfield.
Sporting KC’s semifinal project within the event named after Hunt, the late Kansas Metropolis sports activities icon, is Sacramento Republic, a USL Championship workforce from California. That match will happen throughout the first week of July.
Particularly, Sacramento superior to the semifinals with a 2-1 upset of the LA Galaxy on Tuesday evening.
Whereas Sporting KC awaits particulars of its subsequent US Open Cup match, the membership returns to MLS motion this weekend with a Saturday afternoon away recreation in Seattle.
This story was initially printed 22 June 2022 21:29.