Chance Myers - Sporting KC vs. Philadelphia Union - September 30, 2015
  • Sporting KC was crowned champions of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, defeating the Philadelphia Union in a penalty kick shootout at PPL Park.
  • The club's newest signing, Jordi Quintilla, converted the game-winning penalty kick in his first U.S. Open Cup appearance and sixth appearance for the team in all competitions.
  • The penalty kick was the first taken by Quintilla in his career.
  • Sporting Kansas City has won the U.S. Open Cup on two previous occasions (2004, 2012) and becomes the fourth MLS team to win the tournament three times.
  • Sporting KC has now won three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championships in team history, each of which in extra time (2004) or a penalty kick shootout (2012, 2015).
  • Sporting KC's last three championships were all won via a penalty kick shootout.
  • Sporting KC started five players on Wednesday that started in the 2012 final: Graham Zusi, Matt Besler, Chance Myers, Paulo Nagamura and Seth Sinovic. 
  • Forward C.J. Sapong started for the Union on Wednesday. Sapong won the 2012 U.S. Open Cup with Sporting KC.
  • Sebastien Le Toux opened the scoring on Wednesday in the 23rd minute. Vincent Nogueira earned the assist.
  • Philadelphia Union forward Sebastien Le Toux extended his modern era U.S. Open Cup record with his 16th career goal in the tournament on Wednesday.
  • Krisztian Nemeth scored the equalizer for Sporting KC in the 65th minute.
  • With Nemeth's goal on Wednesday, Dom Dwyer and Nemeth have now both scored five goals in Sporting KC's run to the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title.
  • Nemeth's fifth U.S. Open Cup goal moves him into a tie for first place atop Sporting KC's all-time U.S. Open Cup scoring chart. 
  • With the goal, Nemeth has scored in four straight U.S. Open Cup games -- becoming the fourth player since 1995 to tally in four straight USOC matches.
  • Graham Zusi recorded his third career U.S. Open Cup assist on Wednesday, moving into a tie for second in team history behind Benny Feilhaber (five).
  • The home team in the Philadelphia Union and Sporting KC series has just two wins in the last nine meetings (2-6-1) across all competitions.
  • The visiting team has won the last three U.S. Open Cup finals and five of the last nine including back-to-back losses for Philadelphia in 2014 against the Seattle Sounders and now again in 2015 versus Sporting KC.
  • Sporting KC has 11 U.S. Open Cup wins since 2012, more than any other team (11-2-1). Philadelphia is tied for second with nine (9-3-3).
  • Sporting KC overcame 1-0 deficits in the quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
  • Dom Dwyer and Krisztian Nemeth finished tied atop the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Golden Boot race with five goals each.
  • As U.S. Open Cup champions, Sporting KC receives $250,000 in prize money and qualifies for the group stage of the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.
  • Sporting KC becomes the fifth team to lift three major trophies in a four-year span since 2005 (LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders FC, D.C. United, Columbus Crew SC).
  • The Philadelphia Union became the first team since 1975-1976 (New York Inter-Giuliana) to lose consecutive U.S. Open Cup finals.
  • Sporting KC scored 14 goals throughout the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, more than any other team in the tournament.
  • Sporting KC has won three of its last four matches at PPL Park.
  • Approximately 1,000 supporters were in attendance on Wednesday at PPL Park.
  • Sporting KC returns to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 3 against the Portland Timbers. The match will take place at Providence Park and will kick off at 9:30 p.m. CT on SKCTV.