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Sporting Kansas City wins Open Cup

Updated: August 9, 2012, 2:41 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sporting Kansas City's path to the U.S. Open Cup title required penalty kicks.

After converting one spot kick in regulation in Wednesday night's final, Sporting outlasted Seattle in a penalty shootout to derail the Sounders' bid to become the first team to win four straight titles.

"I went out there before the first kick and I told the guys, 'Look, different things are going to happen through these five -- maybe up to nine -- shots,' " manager Peter Vermes said ...

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