How are Kansas City sports teams like Ikea furniture? They don't come with much hardware! Seriously, folks, big wins and trophies are rare of late for our floundering teams. However, Sporting KC won the city a thrilling game over the Seattle Sounders August 8 — and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The game ended with a 1-1 tie. Overtime couldn't settle it. Seattle seemed to be closing in on the club's fourth-straight U.S. Open Cup. Then the Sounders missed their final three penalty kick attempts. Sporting midfielder Paulo Nagamura, his face heavily bandaged after busting it open earlier in the game, took his shot, only to have Seattle keeper Michael Gspurning make an easy save. But the referee ruled that Gspurning had sprung from the goal line early and awarded Nagamura another kick. Nagamura nailed the shot to claim the cup, sending Livestrong Sporting Park into a frenzy.