Sports Radio 810 WHB will re-air one of the greatest matches in Sporting Kansas City history at 8 p.m. CT Sunday.
On Sept. 30, 2015, Manager Peter Vermes' men traveled to face the Philadelphia Union in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final at Talen Energy Stadium.
In 2004, 2012 and 2017, Sporting had the luxury of playing the tournament final on home soil. That wasn't the case this time around, and a hotly contested match hung in the balance for 120 minutes. Sebastien Le Toux gave the hosts a first-half lead, but a sweet Krisztian Nemeth strike restored parity near the hour mark. The game ultimately ended all square at 1-1, prompting what would become an epic shootout.
Goalkeeper Tim Melia turned away Andrew Wenger's shot in the eighth round of spot kicks, opening the door for newly acquired midfielder Jordi Quintilla to bring the Open Cup back to Kansas City. The young Spaniard, just 21 at the time, had played less than 200 minutes for Sporting the entire season. Yet the weight of the moment did not deter Quintilla, who wrong-footed John McCarthy and calmly slotted low into the net.
On-field celebrations ensued near the traveling Roaddron, comprised of 1,000 raucous fans who had made the trip to see Sporting win their third major trophy in four years.