Two goals in either half paced Sporting Kansas City to a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Minnesota United FC in Wednesday’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fourth-round clash at Children’s Mercy Park.

Ike Opara and Gerso scored on the cusp of intermission before Dom Dwyer and Daniel Salloi struck late to send Sporting Kansas City into the Round of 16 at the expense of a Minnesota United FC side that suffered its second defeat at Children’s Mercy Park in as many weeks.

Dwyer became Sporting Kansas City’s all-time leading U.S. Open Cup scorer with his sixth career goal in the tournament after 72 minutes, while Homegrown striker Salloi marked his maiden start for the club with the game’s final tally on 83 minutes. Minnesota United FC was condemned to its third Open Cup defeat to Sporting Kansas City over the last four seasons, having previously suffered fourth-round losses to Manager Peter Vermes’ men in 2014 and 2016.

Match Replay
Match Highlights
Peter Vermes
Daniel Salloi


Sporting KC Minnesota United FC
Ike Opara 43 (Graham Zusi)  
Gerso 45+1  
Dom Dwyer 72 (Gerso)  
Daniel Salloi 83 (Roger Espinoza)  

Discipline Summary

Sporting KC Minnesota United FC
  Justin Davis 90 (Caution)
  Collen Warner 90+4 (Caution)


Sporting KC Minnesota United FC
Melia, Zusi, Opara (Ellis 88), Besler, Sinovic, Espinoza, Ilie, Medranda (Feilhaber 74), Gerso (Blessing 78), Dwyer, Salloi Mclain, Venegas, Greenspan (Burch 67), Kallman, Davis, Jome (Thiesson 75), Warner, Martin, Schuller (Ibson 46), Daladi, Kadrii

Team Stats

  Sporting KC Minnesota Untied FC
Shots 19 5
Shots on goal 8 0
Blocked Shots 1 2
Corners 4 3
Crosses 7 8
Offsides 1 3
Fouls 13 18
Total Passes 442 336
Passing Accuracy 85% 80%
Possession 56.7% 43.3%
Duels Won 45 37
Tackles Won 11 12
Saves 0 4
Clearances 5 14