Sporting Kansas City vs. Seattle Sounders FC - 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC AND SPORTING KANSAS CITY SET FOR U.S. OPEN CUP FINAL:
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final figures to be an exciting clash between two Major League Soccer sides as Sporting Kansas City hosts three-time defending champion Seattle Sounders FC at 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. ET) on Wed., Aug. 8, at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The match will be broadcast live on GolTV. Fans can also follow live updates on ussoccer.com's Match Tracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
Seattle is shooting for its fourth straight crown, which would be an unprecedented streak in the 99-year history of the tournament. Kansas City is vying for its second Dewar Challenge Trophy after winning the 2004 title as the Kansas City Wizards. The last time the U.S. Open Cup title game was held in August, the Richmond Kickers defeated the El Paso Patriots in a 4-2 shootout on Aug. 27, 1995, in El Paso, Texas.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Jimmy Nielsen, 18-Eric Kronberg, 21-Jon Kempin
DEFENDERS (12): 2-Michael Harrington, 3-Korede Aiyegbusi, 4-Kevin Ellis, 5-Matt Besler, 12-Konrad Warzycha, 13-Lawrence Olum, 16-Seth Sinovic, 24-Cyprian Hedrick, 25-Neven Markovic, 27-Kyle Miller, 55-Julio Cesar, 78-Aurelien Collin
MIDFIELDERS (7): 6-Paulo Nagamura, 7-Chance Myers, 8-Graham Zusi, 15-Roger Espinoza, 19-Peterson Joseph, 20-Oriol Rosell, 88-Michael Thomas
FORWARDS (7): 9-Teal Bunbury, 11-Bobby Convey, 14-Dom Dwyer, 17-C.J. Sapong, 22-Soony Saad, 23-Kei Kamara, 37-Jacob Peterson
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (4): 1-Michael Gspurning, 29-Josh Ford, 33-Andrew Weber, 35-Bryan Meredith
DEFENDERS (9): 4-Patrick Ianni, 5-Adam Johansson, 8-Marc Burch, 12-Leonardo Gonzalez, 20-Zach Scott, 30-Andrew Duran, 31-Jeff Parke, 32-Daniel Steres, 34-Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
MIDFIELDERS (9): 3-Brad Evans, 6-Osvaldo Alonso, 10-Mauro Rosales, 13-Christian Tiffert, 14-Michael Tetteh, 22-Mike Seamon, 23-Servando Carrasco, 25-Andy Rose, 27-Alex Caskey
FORWARDS (7): 7-Eddie Johnson, 11-Steve Zakuani, 16-David Estrada, 17-Fredy Montero, 19-Babayele Sodade, 21-Cordell Cato, 26-Sammy Ochoa