Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 6, FC Dallas (MLS) 2 - (CENTRAL)
Sporting Kansas City gave another sell-out crowd of 19,113 a goal fest in their 6-2 thrashing of FC Dallas. Dom Dwyer stole the show, scoring four of the of the game’s six goals, including a first-half hat trick.  Dwyer began his impressive night with a blistering header off a Benny Feilhaber corner kick in the fifth minute. Feilhaber would be the source again, as Dwyer beat FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz to the ball to head home in the 30th minute. Sporting midfielder Roger Espinoza was hauled down in the box 10 minutes later, giving Dwyer the resulting penalty to complete an incredible first half hat trick. Sporting’s first half wasn’t done though as Feilhaber played Jacob Peterson through the FC Dallas back line, before the Indiana University product squared for Krisztian Nemeth, who tucked his effort home for a 4-0 halftime lead.

The second half was more even, but had just as many goals. In the 50th minute, Nemeth hustled well to keep a ball from going out for a goal kick, then elegantly chipped Seitz for his team’s fifth of the match. In the 62nd minute FC Dallas finally got one back, when Michael Barrios found himself with space after some neat passing and slotted the ball past Tim Melia for his third of the tournament. The next goal was undoubtedly Dwyer’s best of the game, when his beautiful curling free kick from 20 yards out left Seitz no chance and moved the Englishman into a tie in the tournament’s Golden Boot race with four.  U.S. U-20 international Kellyn Acosta’s deflected long-range effort in the 74th minute brought some dignity in defeat for FC Dallas, but none of their efforts could stop the inevitable result, as Sporting ran out 6-2 winners, setting up a home Quarterfinal date with the Houston Dynamo.

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: July 1, 2015
Match: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. FC Dallas (MLS)
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Round of 16
Venue: Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 19,113
Weather: 82 degrees (cloudy and humid)

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
SKC                                        4              2              6
FCD                                        0              2              2

SKC – Dom Dwyer (Benny Feilhaber)                      5th minute
SKC – Dom Dwyer (Benny Feilhaber)                      30
SKC – Dom Dwyer (penalty  kick)                              40
SKC – Krisztian Nemeth (Jacob Peterson)             45+1
SKC – Krisztian Nemeth (Saad Abdul Salaam)      59
FCD – Michael Barrios (David Texeira)                     62
SKC – Dom Dwyer                                                            69
FCD – Kellyn Acosta                                                        73

SKC: 29-Tim Melia; 4-Kevin Ellis, 13-Amadou Dia, 5-Matt Besler, 23-Jalil Anibaba; 37-Jacob Peterson (16-Saad Abdul-Salaam, 50) 27-Roger Espinoza, 10-Benny Feilhaber (6-Paulo Nagamura, 61), 9-Krisztian Nemeth (22-Connor Halisey, 75), 93-Sony Mustivar; 14-Dom Dwyer
Head coach: Peter Vermes

FCD: 18-Chris Seitz; 3-Moises Hernandez (8-Victor Ulloa, 46), 24-Matt Hedges (23-Kellyn Acosta, 59), 25-Walker Zimmerman, 14-Atiba Harris; 12-Ryan Hollingshead (29-Alex Zendejas, 68), 31-Michel Pereira, 27-Je-Vaughn Watson, 21-Michael Barrios; 20-Rolando Escobar, 9-David Texeira
Head coach: Oscar Pareja

Stats Summary: SKC / FCD
Shots: 11 / 9
Saves: 3 / 4
Corner Kicks: 7 / 3
Fouls: 13 / 14
Offside: 3 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
FCD – Michel Pereira (caution)                   15th minute
FCD – Walker Zimmerman (caution)        69

Referee: Robert Sibiga
Assistant Referee 1: George Gansner
Assistant Referee 2: Brian Dunn
4th Official: Jon Freemon
Match Commissioner: Rich Kaminsky