#TBT: Sporting won the 2012 U.S. Open Cup seven years ago today

Seven years ago today, Sporting Kansas City painted the wall at Children's Mercy Park for the very first time.

In the first club championship match played at the world-class venue, a sold-out crowd saw Sporting win their second Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 8, 2012. 

After a 37-minute rain delay and a 1-1 draw in regulation, the hosts beat three-time defending Open Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC 3-2 on spot kicks. Captain Jimmy Nielsen made a crucial save in the fourth round of penalties to preserve Sporting’s title hopes before Paulo Nagamura gave his team a 3-2 lead. Eddie Johnson then fired his shot over the crossbar and into a delirious Cauldron supporters section, giving Sporting their first trophy since 2004.

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