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July 7, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Pregame info from Kansas City Wizards

Kansas City is 9-9-3 all-time in Open Cup play, including a 1-2 mark in penalty kick shootouts. The Wizards have scored 43 goals while allowing 29. Kansas City won the Open Cup title in 2004. Midfielder Davy Arnaud, defender Jimmy Conrad and midfielder Jack Jewsbury are the only Kansas City players that remain from the championship team. With Conrad and Arnaud away with the U.S. National Team, only Jewsbury from the 2004 team will be available for selection Tuesday night.
Last season, Kansas City bowed out of the tournament to then USL-1 Seattle Sounders in the quarterfinals after tying 0-0 through regulation and extra time. The Wizards advanced to Tuesday’s quarterfinal by defeating the Minnesota Thunder (USL-1) on penalty kicks last Tuesday at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. The game was tied 2-2 after regulation, then each team scored once in extra time to make the score 3-3 heading into PKs. Wizards goalkeeper Boris Pardo stopped two penalties and Josh Wolff, Claudio Lopez, Abe Thompson and Herculez Gomez all converted their spot kicks for a 4-2 win in the shootout.

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