Sapong leads KC over Dayton 3-0 in US Open Cup

By: Courtesy: Associated Press
By: Courtesy: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- C.J. Sapong scored two goals, and
Sporting Kansas City beat the Dayton Dutch Lions 3-0 on Tuesday
night in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.

Graham Zusi also scored for Sporting, which will travel to meet
the Philadelphia Union in the semifinals July 11.

Sporting, which last made the semis when it won its only Open
Cup in 2004, broke open the game with two goals in a three-minute
span in the second half.

Zusi's blast from just outside the penalty area made it 2-0 in
the 56th minute, and Sapong's header in the 59th widened the lead
to 3-0.

Sapong gave Sporting an early lead over the Dutch Lions, who
play in the third-tier USL Pro, with a goal in the fifth minute.

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