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Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas
2022 U.S. Open Cup | Round of 32
Tuesday, May 10 | 7:30 p.m. CT (7:33 kickoff)
Children's Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS

Streaming | ESPN+ (link)
English Radio | Sports Radio 810 WHB
Spanish Radio | La Grande 1340 AM

Sporting Kansas City will begin the club's participation in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at 7:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday against FC Dallas at Children's Mercy Park in the Round of 32. Tickets are available online at SeatGeek.com and are included in Sporting Kansas City Season Ticket Member packages.

Tuesday's match will stream live on ESPN+ for subscribers in the U.S. with local radio broadcasts available on Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish). Sports Radio 810 WHB will broadcast live from Children's Mercy Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT with an hour-long pre-match show and the station will also air The Final Whistle post-match show to conclude their comprehensive coverage.

Ten days after playing to a 2-2 draw at Children's Mercy Park in the MLS regular season, Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas will meet again for a rematch in the U.S. Open Cup with a berth in the Round of 16 on the line.

Open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer, the 2022 U.S. Open Cup features the largest field in the competition’s modern era (1995-present) with 103 clubs from all levels of the sport. Sporting KC is one of 21 MLS clubs remaining in the field along with five USL Championship teams and six sides representing leagues in the third division of American soccer.

Sporting’s match-up with FC Dallas is one of eight all-MLS match-ups in the Round of 32 and the only fixture of the round to feature former U.S. Open Cup champions going head to head. Sporting KC owns four U.S. Open Cup titles in team history – tied for the most among MLS clubs – as champions in 2004, 2012, 2015 and 2017, while FC Dallas are two-time winners with titles in 1997 and 2016.

Tuesday's match will mark the fifth all-time meeting between Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup with Sporting KC winning each of the previous four encounters in 2004, 2015, 2017 and 2018. Sporting is 9-1-1 all-time in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 and the club has prevailed in all eight home matches in the U.S. Open Cup since 2015.

FC Dallas, currently in third place in the Western Conference, have only one loss in 2022 and enter Tuesday's match unbeaten in nine games across all competitions - a run that includes a 2-1 home win over FC Tulsa in the U.S. Open Cup Third Round. However, FC Dallas are yet to win on the road in 2022 and will be looking for their first away victory since beating expansion side Austin FC last August.

Led by first-year head coach Nico Estevez, FC Dallas’ roster features current MLS Golden Boot leader and United States Men’s National Team forward Jesus Ferreira. The 21-year-old has scored in back-to-back matches for FC Dallas and has seven goals this season after scoring the game-winner in his team's 2-0 home win over Concacaf Champions League winners Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

Sporting Kansas City are coming off three straight draws in the MLS regular season following a scoreless stalemate at reigning MLS Cup champions New York City FC on Saturday. Sporting's four shutouts are most in the Western Conference and the squad now returns home to Children's Mercy Park, where the team's next goal will be the club's 400th scored in a competitive match at the state-of-the-art stadium since opening in 2011.

The U.S. Open Cup, named in honor of former Kansas City Wizards owner Lamar Hunt, has been contested since 1914, however was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic. This year marks the 107th edition of the competition as Sporting KC is set to host a U.S. Open Cup match for the first time since 2018 when Yohan Croizet scored in the 89th minute of a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas in the Round of 16.

The 2022 U.S. Open Cup will crown a champion in September with the tournament winner to receive $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the 2023 Concacaf Champions League and the honor of having its name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy. U.S. Soccer will conduct a draw on Thursday to determine the match-ups and hosts for the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 fixtures to be played May 24-25.