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Kansas City prevails in penalty fest
by Ridge Mahoney, July 1st, 2009 7AM

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[U.S. OPEN CUP] Penalties abounded as Kansas City outlasted Minnesota, 4-2, in a shootout following a 3-3 tie in regulation and overtime to win their U.S. Open Cup round of 16 match in Blaine, Minn.

Three of the six goals in normal play came from the penalty spot as the USL-1 Thunder rallied from two goals down to force overtime, during which each team scored again. Kansas City goalie Boris Pardo saved two of Minnesota's shootout attempts as his teammates converted all four of theirs to avenge an Open Cup loss to the Thunder four years ago.

Michael Kraus scored in the 17th minute and Abe Thompson put away a penalty two minutes later for a 2-0 Kansas City lead. Ricardo Sanchez got one penalty back late in the first half and converted again from the spot in the 84th to tie the game, 2-2.

Rauwshawn McKenzie and Melvin Tarley traded goals in overtime to set the stage for Pardo's heroics. His saves of Minnesota's third and fourth shots left the Thunder short; Claudio Lopez, Josh Wolff, Thompson and Herculez Gomez all connected for the Wizards.

June 30 in Blaine, Minn.
Minnesota (USL-1) 3, Kansas City (MLS) 3 (OT)

(Wizards win 4-2 on penalty kicks)
Goals: Kraus 17, Thompson (pen.) 19, McKenzie 105; Sanchez (pen.) 41, (pen.) 84, Tarley 114.
Minnesota -- Platter, Kirk (Clements, 91), Arango, Greenfield, Peterson (Weiler, 104), Bass, Olum, Sanchez, Dyachenko (Myers, 97), Cvilikas, Tarley.
Kansas City -- Pardo, Kraus (Wolff, 98), Thompson, Harrington (Lopez, 89), Zusi (Gomez, 77), Morsink, Espinoza, Marquess, Watson, Leathers, McKenzie.
Referee: Chris Penso
Att: 3,878

 



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