The last piece of major silverware won by Kansas City was the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy in 2004. (Sorry, the Desert Cup or whatever tournament that huge jug in the club's downtown offices came from don't count.) Seems like forever for many fans.
Tonight, Sporting enters the U.S. Open Cup proper as they face off against the Chicago Fire PDL at 7:30 p.m. at Livestrong Sporting Park. You can find ticketshere
. I've heard a rumor the game will be broadcast at SportingKC.com.
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Here are just a few things you should know about the match.
LAST OPEN CUP RESULTSKansas City 5, New England 0
Commonly referred to as the night that Chance Myers destroyed the Revs "B" Team was also the official beginning of KC's current unbeaten run.Chicago Fire PDL 2, Madison 56ers
Behind goals from Andrew Ribeiro and Thierry Zahui, the Fire took out the 56ers in a game delayed 24-hours by storms last week.
WHAT DOES PDL MEAN?
It stands for Premier Developmental League. It's the fourth-tier of the American soccer pyramid. (It goes MLS > North American Soccer League > United Soccer Leagues Professional Division > PDL - National Premier Soccer League.)