crowns Sporting as the king of penalty shootouts

On Friday, ranked its top five MLS clubs in penalty kick shootouts. Taking a full look at the league landscape, the top dog is a no-brainer: Sporting Kansas City.

"When it comes to the best shootout clubs in MLS, there's really no contest," writes Greg Seltzer. "Sporting are the kings of the hill, and everyone else is battling for second. Not only are they 5-1 all-time in penalty showdowns, but their victories have been huge.

"Peter Vermes' boys have won an MLS Cup, two Open Cup finals and the semifinal on the way to another USOC crown on spot kicks. 

"Heck, the only one they lost was the famous "double post" game at Portland. Basically, unless your team has a great voodoo doctor on call, it's best to try disposing of Sporting Kansas City before a knockout match goes to penalties."